Mole Removal

Mole Removal

Moles are harmless growth of skin cells but if you notice them changing color, shape, or size, it could be a sign of a serious issue and you must get it checked by a doctor. Moles can be removed via laser or surgically depending on the size of the mole.

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Moles, or small skin markings, are an important part of who we are. While many people are comfortable with their moles, others may decide to have them removed for many personal reasons. Mole removal is a safe and effective method for resolving aesthetic problems or ensuring that moles do not signify a more severe ailment. This procedure allows people to take charge of their skin’s health and enjoy their true beauty.

Mole removal is basically a medical procedure that involves the removal of unwanted moles from the skin. Whether you have an unwanted mole, one that has become different in appearance, or you just wish to get rid of it, mole removal offers a tailored treatment. It can boost your self-esteem and make you more comfortable in your own skin.

Based on the size, depth, and nature of your mole (complex nevi, intradermal, or junctional mole), you can choose a surgical or non-surgical treatment to permanently remove it.

In certain circumstances, regardless of treatment, removing a mole might result in minor scarring, which can be further reduced by laser resurfacing.


Common treatments are –

Excision: This treatment involves the removal of the mole and stitching the wound closed.

Shave Excision: The mole is shaved off at skin level, leaving a flat surface.

Q-switched YAG Laser: The most popular mole removal method, it’s cost-effective, scar-free, and requires a few sessions. Local anaesthesia is applied, and the laser dissolves mole cells.

Radiofrequency: Uses radio waves and a fine platinum wire to vaporise moles, leaving a small scab that heals quickly with minimal scarring, often requiring just one session. Suitable for all skin types and ages.

Punch Excision: Ideal for smaller moles, it involves using a device to precisely extract mole tissue.

Mole removal is a dermatological procedure that may improve the natural look of your skin while also addressing concerns that may be affecting your confidence or well-being. Consultation with a dermatologist at Sakhiya Skin Clinic is the first step towards getting the results you need, whether for medical or aesthetic reasons.

Cases where mole removal may be considered:

  • Changes in Size or Shape: If a mole grows or changes shape, it should be examined.
  • Itching or bleeding moles: Moles that itch or bleed should be removed.
  • Cosmetic Concerns: Some people choose mole removal for cosmetic reasons, particularly if the mole is in a prominent area.
  • Pain or discomfort: Moles that cause discomfort or irritation may be removed.

What are the advantages of mole removal?

Surgical mole removal has various advantages:

  • Cancer Evaluation: It enables your doctor or other health care provider to evaluate the mole for probable skin cancer, allowing for timely treatment if necessary to avoid cancer spread.
  • Improved look: After recovery, many people are delighted with their looks, which boosts their confidence.

Are there any risks or complications after mole removal?

While generally low-risk, mole removal may involve: Bleeding Scarring (usually minimal) Infection Nerve Sensation Changes, and Rare Recurrence

What is the recovery time for mole removal?

Healing typically takes 2-3 weeks, allowing you to resume regular activities with moderate discomfort. To ensure proper healing and infection control, follow your doctor's prescription and guidance.

What is the aftercare of mole removal?

Keep the wound clean, moist, and covered, and change dressings as directed. When the region is exposed after healing, apply sunscreen to protect your skin.

Is it painful to get a mole removed?

During mole removal, your healthcare practitioner assures your comfort by utilising numbing medication such as lidocaine. Some stinging or burning may occur for a few days after the treatment.

Can I remove the mole at home?

Self-removal of moles, even with devices such as mole removal pens or lasers, is not advised for cancer risk, incomplete removal, misleading results, infection hazard, and scar formation. Dermatologists are professionals in mole removal, assuring patient safety, correct diagnosis, and successful after-treatment results. Putting your trust in specialists gives greater outcomes than attempting self-removal.



*Result may vary person to person.