Moles can appear anywhere on your body and are typically benign. If these skin growths change color, size or shape, they may need to be removed. Certain moles can cause serious health risks, such as cancer, if left alone. Mole removal can enhance your appearance and feel more self-confident.
How Mole Removal Works
There are a few treatment options for mole removal. These treatments can include laser therapy, cryotherapy and surgical removal. These cosmetic procedures can be done in the plastic surgeon’s office using local anesthesia. The goal of the procedure is to completely remove the mole so it does not return. You may be able to return to work immediately. Some itching, redness or swelling can be expected that can go away within a few days.
You may need to undergo a taping protocol for two weeks to protect the site from UV rays. Additional topical gel treatments could be necessary for the next three months to minimize scarring. You may need to avoid hot tubs, pools and saunas for a couple of weeks to minimize the potential for complications. You will receive special after-care instructions from the plastic surgeon to assist you with the recovery process.
Ideal Mole Removal Candidates
Individuals with dark, raised moles with irregular borders may want to consider mole removal. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is necessary to determine if you are an ideal candidate. Ideal candidates for mole removal are non-smokers in good physical health.
Schedule a Mole Removal Consultation
If you are considering mole removal, make an appointment with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. During your appointment, you can learn about treatment options and associated risks. Dr. Nikfarjam can examine you and recommend a treatment plan customized for your cosmetic goals. Schedule a mole removal consultation today.