EFFECTIVE MOLE REMOVAL
There are two cases where you may want your mole removed. The first one is purely aesthetic, where the mole is just another annoying dark spot on your skin. The other scenario can be life-threatening, wherein the mole is cancerous and can result in serious health risks if not removed.
If you are currently experiencing any of those scenarios, reach out to Oasis Dermatology. We have a highly-skilled and competent board-certified dermatologist who can help you through mole removal surgery and identify if there are harmful moles on your skin.
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MOLE GROWTHS ON YOUR SKIN
Moles are small, round, dark patches on the skin, usually coming in shades of brown or black. They can be flat or raised and develop anywhere on the body alone or clustered together.
These dark patches result from sun exposure and other genetic and environmental factors. They tend to appear in youth, up until around age 30. On average, a person has 10 to 40 moles throughout their body.
While it is ordinary for moles to become raised slowly, slightly change in color, or even fade and disappear over time, many people choose to have them removed for cosmetic purposes.
HOW TO TELL IF IT IS MALIGNANT OR BENIGN?
Moles, like freckles and skin tags, are usually harmless. However, the more of them you have, the greater your chances are of developing melanoma, a form of skin cancer that is very serious and aggressive.
Moles that change rapidly in size, shape, height, or color may indicate skin cancer and require the attention of a dermatologist. The same is true if it appears at age 25 and up, is painful, bleeding, or itchy.
MOLE REMOVAL ON FACE AND OTHER BODY PARTS
Moles are common skin growths and can be either noncancerous, cancerous, or borderline. It is not always necessary to remove them, but many people opt to undergo mole removal on the face and other body parts, regardless of their potential development into cancer.
Our skincare specialists can remove non-cancerous moles from your skin. When your mole is non-cancerous, removing it is usually a minor procedure that can take place in our office in just a few minutes.
There are several mole removal procedures that we use to remove benign moles. Our experts will choose which method is essential to remove your mole (or moles) based on the mole’s location, type, and size.
Excision surgery is where moles are removed from the skin with a scalpel or special surgical scissors. In most cases, our team will inject a local anesthetic into the mole before removing it so that you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
If your mole is large and has grown deep into your skin, our team may need to close the wound with stitches afterward.
This mole removal process involves shaving off layers of the mole until it is gone. It is called shave excision. Here, our team uses a scalpel to remove the mole. But, before doing that, we will numb the area with a local anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain while removing the mole. Afterward, there might be a small red mark where the mole used to be, but it should fade eventually.
Mole Removal Cost
The mole removal cost depends on a variety of factors, such as the following:
✓ mole removal method
✓ location, type, and size of the mole; and
✓ the number of the moles that you want us to remove.
To get a more accurate estimate of the mole removal cost, it is best to consult with our dermatologist.