What is a Mole?
A mole is a growth on the skin that is very common and most times benign (non-cancerous). Some people are born with them and for others they can appear over time. Moles, raised or flat, are areas of pigmented skin that are usually black or brown. They can be found alone or in groups anywhere on the body. Moles can change form and color, and often hairs develop on the mole. Although most moles are benign, a person may want to remove a mole for personal or cosmetic reasons.
What Treatment Options are Available for Mole Removal?
- Liquid nitrogen to de-pigment and shrink: Liquid nitrogen can be applied to a mole to shrink down the pigment cells forming the mole.
- Light electrosurgery to flatten:Light electrosurgery can remove cells and flatten a raised mole.
- Shave excision: A shave excision is a surgical process in which a medical razor blade is used to shave off a mole or moles.
- Laser to depigment: Lasers can be used to reduce the darkness of pigmentation.
- Acid peels: An acid peel uses a solution applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. They can be very gentle or more aggressive depending on the skin concerns.
Who is a Candidate for Mole Removal?
Mole removal is a potential option for any individual with an unwanted mole. To see if mole removal is right for you, schedule a consultation with Abadir Associates today.
Why choose Dr. Abadir?
With a thorough knowledge of dermatological treatments and a focus on individual patient care, Dr. Dale Abadir and Dr. Michelle Abadir provide the best in treatments for mole removal. They are passionate about helping men and women look and feel their best, and their years of cosmetic dermatological experience allow them to take a personalized, patient-centered approach in selecting the best solution for mole removal.
Their welcoming office and friendly staff help each patient enjoy his or her time at Abadir Associates. To learn more about mole removal options, call us or contact us online.
*It should be noted that any mole that is dark, irregular in shape and or color, or that is changing and unlike any other mole on your body could be potentially cancerous and should be examined by a dermatologist.