Most moles are not an enhancement, like Cindy Crawford’s famous ‘beauty mark’. Moles are, in most cases, unnecessary, irritating, and often precursors of cancerous conditions. Moles can be hereditary, age-related or sun-related. they can be unsightly, or uncomfortable; rubbing against clothing or other parts of the body, depending upon their location. they can also be colorless, or tinted anywhere from a light tan, to nearly black, in color. in any event, we are much better off without them. in the past, moles were removed by excision (cutting it out, and then stitching the area closed). There are many mole removal specialists who can consult with patients regarding the best methods of removal.
This is still a good method, especially for larger, deeper moles – but, there are also methods which reduce healing time and skin penetration:
Freezing: Liquid nitrogen is applied to the mole. Shortly after, the skin will begin to slough – leaving the area smoother and lighter in pigment.
Laser: Lasers are the wave of the future, in plastic surgery. they are utilized in most cosmetic procedures, and will continue to be more prominently featured, as they are perfected. in the case of Laser Mole Removal; the laser penetrates the layers of the affected skin containing the pigments, and breaks down the pigments / tissue for body resorption. because laser treatment can be done in sessions inside the office only, patients no longer need to worry about long recovery times or missing work, school or other events. Skin darkening is normal right after the procedure – but, this symptom usually fades quickly, provided clients use sunscreen. To best understand whether your mole is a friend or a foe, have it examined.