Many people have multiple moles (nevi) on their skin that pose no health risk; however, some may wish to have them removed for cosmetic reasons.
Surgical excision is one of the effective techniques available for this purpose, which involves shaving the mole with a scalpel and excising an edge of healthy skin around its base.
Moles may be unsightly, especially on the face, and require removal for aesthetic or medical reasons. Others are suspicious and need biopsying. The good news is that mole removal procedures are relatively quick and painless – your doctor uses a local anesthetic to numb the area around the growth before performing it; you might feel some pinching sensation or pressure, but not actual pain.
Surgery is often the go-to method for mole removal, with or without stitches. Excision involves cutting out a mole and some healthy skin around it, often for cancerous or precancerous moles but sometimes just for cosmetic reasons. Before excision occurs, the skin will be cleaned using an antiseptic solution before receiving an anesthetic injection that may sting slightly, but you should experience no further discomfort from this.
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your doctor will use either a scalpel or special surgical scissors to cut out the mole and surrounding tissue, using either sutures or staples as appropriate, depending on its size and depth, after closing up the wound with either sutures or staples as per patient preference.
Your doctor may use a technique similar to shaving for more benign moles that have an irregular shape or color, especially those that present as irregularly. Biopsying all moles that might require removal is also vitally important – any suspicious lesions could be precancerous or cancerous and must be addressed as quickly as possible.
Melanomas often manifest as moles or lesions on or around them. Melanoma can quickly spread across other body areas, so our double-board-certified NYC dermatologist must check any changing moles regularly for patients living in Manhattan and Garden City who require removal services of unwanted moles or lesions. Our double-board-certified NYC dermatologist offers advanced techniques for mole removal from Manhattan patients.
Based on the location of your mole, our expert NYC team of board-certified doctors may recommend laser therapy or surgical excision as appropriate treatments. In addition to moles removal services, they specialize in cyst and skin tag removal for maximum aesthetic benefits.
Moles are clusters of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) that produce discolored skin blemishes. Although most moles are benign, they may indicate severe medical conditions. If your mole does pose any threat to your health, cosmetic mole removal is an affordable and straightforward way to restore balance to your complexion and bring out its best features.
Your dermatologist may recommend Mole removal during an annual skin examination, or you may request it yourself for aesthetic purposes. Either way, surgical excision is a safe procedure performed under local anesthesia using sterile techniques in our office and performed under local anesthesia with local anesthetic to avoid infection. Your doctor will use small instruments to remove the mole and the area around it. Upon leaving our office with your bandage on you and instructions from him/her regarding aftercare and healing,
Most humans are born with 10-40 moles on their bodies. Over time, most will fade or vanish while some may develop into cancerous melanomas; to protect yourself and check for any abnormalities on your skin, it is wise to visit a dermatologist regularly for regular exams and monitoring of abnormalities on your skin.
If a doctor suspects a mole is malignant, they may recommend removal and sending it for biopsy at a lab. This process is quick, safe, and painless; moreover, it provides the most efficient means for diagnosing and treating melanomas; therefore, it is wise to visit a dermatologist regularly for evaluation and care.
Though most moles aren’t cause for alarm, they can still be distracting or unsightly. Sometimes, a protruding mole may even become painful against clothing or skin, necessitating medical evaluation. Should a mole change in color, size, texture, or rise over time, an appointment must be scheduled immediately with a dermatologist for evaluation.
Dr. Rousso of Manhattan offers mole removal surgery as an aesthetic treatment, using local anesthesia for maximum patient comfort and minimal recovery time. Once removed, keep the area clean and covered with vaseline or ointment until healing occurs.
People typically seek mole removal for cosmetic purposes. A large, dark, or discolored mole may detract from their overall appearance, or they may believe a specific mole threatens their health and must be addressed as quickly as possible. It is recommended to have any moles of concern tested by professionals for cancerous cells before making this decision.
In many instances, surgical excision is the best method for eliminating unwanted moles. This minimally invasive process should only be undertaken under supervision from a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to achieve maximum removal while leaving minimal scarring near the incision site.
First, your surgeon will clean and anesthetize the area before injecting an anesthetic solution into the skin, which may sting slightly but should quickly numb it. As soon as this wears off, only mild discomfort should remain, which should be manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Your doctor will use a scalpel to shave away the mole, followed by an electrical instrument to cauterize and stop any bleeding. Depending on your preference, they may then be sutured closed or left open; additionally, topical antibiotics will be applied topically to reduce risk and promote healing.
If you opt to have your mole shaved, no stitches will be necessary; your doctor will likely leave the wound open for natural healing. Protect the area with vaseline and prevent skin from rubbing against clothing or objects during the rally. Although full recovery could take a few weeks after this procedure is completed, most individuals can resume normal activities shortly after.
When selecting a surgeon to assist with mole removal, ensure they are both board-certified dermatologists with extensive surgical mole removal experience. Undergoing an unqualified procedure or performing it yourself could result in scarring, infection, and possibly cancer.
A Plasma Pen is a non-surgical device used by beauty salons worldwide to tighten mildly sagging skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and improve scars, stretch marks, and milia (tiny bumps composed of dead skin cells that appear as white spots beneath the surface) as well as improve scar appearance. This technique has proven wildly popular in Europe but is starting to make waves here in America.
The plasma pen uses electricity to generate a plasma arc that precisely burns away damaged layers of skin. Once complete, clients should expect some redness and swelling as their bodies naturally shed off any scabs that form following treatment; this should subside within about a week or less.
Plasma pens can also be used for other cosmetic procedures beyond treating moles, including fine line and wrinkle reduction on the forehead and upper lip areas, eyelid drooping, puffiness reduction, stretch marks removal, as well as spider veins (twisted blood vessels that appear as blue lines on the skin) removal and stretching marks removal.
Plasma Pen can be an effective and safe treatment; however, when administered incorrectly, it may result in hyperpigmentation of the target area. Because of this risk, Reflections Center only offers this service within their clinic by qualified practitioners, not non-medical technicians.
Treatment typically lasts approximately an hour and can be administered at our clinic or medical spa. A trained esthetician will begin by cleansing and applying a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort before moving the plasma pen over targeted areas one dot at a time with precision.