Mole is a dark spot or skin irregularity that can be present at birth, or can begin to appear over time in different shapes and sizes. They can appear on skin of any part of the body like face, arms or chest area. They may appear in groups or can be alone too. Although in most of the cases, moles are harmless but many people prefer to remove them for cosmetic and other reasons like:
They can be removed by any of the following ways:
Procedure: The mole removal surgery is performed by Dermatologist under local anaesthesia. The choice of procedure depends upon the size and location of mole.
Excision: Dermatologist uses a scalpel to cut the mole. In almost all the cases, a border surrounding the mole is also excised to ensure that the mole is completely excised. This is followed by stitching the area and applying bandage.
Shave removal: Dermatologist shaves off the mole using a scalpel or sharp razor slightly below from the level of skin. This is followed by cautery of the area to stop any bleeding and wound is covered by the bandage. This simple procedure is less invasive and produces a less noticeable scar.
Laser excision: Laser can be used to remove superficial moles that are not deeply penetrated. After removing the mole, it may be sent to laboratory for histopathology if it is suspected to be cancerous.
Benefits of Mole Removal
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