MOLES REMOVAL TREATMENT
Moles are medically known as nevi and they are basically a cluster of pigmented cells which are seen on the skin as black or brown spots. There are different types of moles. While most of the times the moles are harmless, there are a few which could be cosmetically unappealing or very rarely may become cancerous. They can appear on any part of the body and by the time you reach adulthood, you could have around 10-40 moles, as per a study. With age, some of the moles disappear and few others change their coloror may grow in size.
A mole is formed when a group of cells called Melanocytes come together and grow in a cluster at a particular spot on the body. They may be flat or protruding. They are of different types such as Congenital moles (formed during birth), Acquired moles (which appear later in life). However, if the moles start getting painful or start itching or bleeding or increase rapidly in size or if there is any asymmetry then it is advisable to consult a dermatologist.
What are the Mole Removal treatments at Oliva?
Moles become a concern for cosmetic reasons when they stand out on the skin or when they have a potential to become cancerous. Moles can be treated either by a minor surgical procedure called Radiofrequency or electro cautery, punch excision or through Qswitched yag laser. Sometimes a combination of treatments may be needed.
Is the procedure painful?
Whatever the procedure chosen to treat moles, A local injectable anaesthesia is given or local anaesthetic cream is applied on target area while performing the treatment to ensure you don’t experience any discomfort.
What if the moles are large?
If the moles are large then it would require a deep surgery and once the excision is done, sutures are required.
How long does it take to heal?
The usual healing time would be about 1 week- 10 days for large size moles.