Mole Removal at Medico Global Clinic Manila
Mole removal is a cosmetic or medical procedure that involves removing one or more moles from the skin. Moles are typically benign skin growths that can be flat or raised, light or dark in color, and vary in size. While most moles are harmless, some may need to be removed if they are cancerous, cause discomfort or irritation, or if they are located in a prominent area that affects a person's self-confidence.
Mole removal can provide several benefits for the skin, including:
Improved appearance: Mole removal can improve the appearance of the skin by removing unsightly or large moles that may be a source of self-consciousness for some individuals.
Reduced risk of skin cancer: If a mole is cancerous, removing it can help to reduce the risk of skin cancer and prevent the spread of cancerous cells.
Reduced discomfort or irritation: If a mole is located in an area where it rubs against clothing or is irritated, removing it can help to reduce discomfort and irritation.
Improved skin health: Mole removal can help to improve the overall health of the skin by removing any cancerous or abnormal cells and promoting healthy skin growth.
Enhanced confidence: Mole removal can help to boost a person's confidence by improving the appearance of the skin and reducing any self-consciousness or embarrassment associated with large or unsightly moles.
Mole removal can vary depending on the type of treatment and the individual's skin type and condition
Our doctor will perform a thorough mole check, advising on what procedure of removal is required.
Moles that protrude from the skin can simply be shaved away by the dermatologist under local anesthetic. A scalpel is used to shave the mole allowing it to be flush with the surrounding skin. Then using an electrical instrument, the doctor cauterizes the area to stop any bleeding. A topical antibiotic is then applied to reduce risk of infection. Shaving removes the protruding surface of the mole, but it can leave mole cells beneath the skin and may grow back. Shaving is a relatively straightforward and painless that requires no stitches. A pink mark may be left, which will fade over time.
For excision of the mole, under a local anesthetic, the dermatologist uses a scalpel to cut the mole and a border of good skin surrounding it. A small stitch in the skin is required and will either be placed deep within the skin, or on the upper surface, depending on the depth of the excision. A small scar will be left, which will fade over time.
Frequently asked Questions regarding mole removal:
Do moles that have been removed regrow?
Mole do sometimes regrow and maybe still alive after it was removed. It happens not too often but it is a possibility that mole grow back. If this happens, additional treatment of removal may be required. That doesn’t mean that your mole is untreatable. Eliminating aggressive mole permanently requires that roots of the mole to be destroyed.
What is laser mole removal, and how does it work?
Laser mole removal involves the use of laser technology to break down the pigments in the mole. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment, causing the mole to fragment and fade over time.
Is laser mole removal suitable for all types of moles?
Laser removal is generally effective for non-cancerous, benign moles. Consultation with a healthcare professional is crucial to determine if your mole is suitable for laser removal.
Is the procedure painful?
Most individuals experience minimal discomfort during laser mole removal. The sensation is often described as a mild stinging or snapping feeling. Local anesthesia is applied to manage any potential pain or discomfort.
What is the recovery process like?
The recovery time usually takes 1-2 weeks. You may experience redness or scabbing at the treated area, which typically heals within a week or two. It's important to follow post-procedure care instructions provided.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with laser mole removal?
Side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, or scabbing. In rare cases, there is a minimal risk of scarring or changes in skin pigmentation. Adhering to post-care instructions minimizes these risks.
Can laser mole removal be used for facial moles?
Yes, laser mole removal can be performed on facial moles. However, the decision is based on factors such as mole type, location, and size. A consultation with a qualified healthcare provider is recommended.
How do I schedule a consultation for laser mole removal?
To schedule a consultation, please contact us and we will provide a suitable schedule for you. During the consultation, our medical professional will assess your moles and provide personalized recommendations.