If you have moles that get caught in your jewelry or are bothersome, it’s time to consider the mole removal services at Comprehensive Dermatology. The experienced dermatology team provides outpatient cosmetic mole removal to eliminate moles from your face or other parts of your body. The providers can also check for changes in moles that can be a sign of skin cancer. Call the office in Westbury or Woodmere, New York, to schedule a mole removal consultation or book an appointment online today.
Moles are dark-colored skin growths that form when pigment-forming cells (melanocytes) cluster together on the surface of the skin. Changes in moles can be an indication of skin cancer. However, most moles are harmless to your health.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of moles on your face or other parts of your body, you may be a candidate for mole removal. Comprehensive Dermatology offers cosmetic mole removal in-office to remove unsightly or bothersome moles with a high level of precision and minimal scarring.
You shouldn’t attempt to remove moles on your own because it can lead to infections, pain, and other complications.
During mole removal services at Comprehensive Dermatology, the dermatology team first inspects your moles for any changes that relate to cancer. They can numb your skin to keep you comfortable before using a scalpel to cut out the mole. The team may also need to remove a small portion of healthy skin surrounding the mole.
They send the removed tissues to a medical lab for further examination for skin cancer.
After your procedure is complete, the team can address any bleeding and apply bandages. Before you go home, they provide complete after-care instructions to ensure your skin heals properly.
After mole removal, you should keep the treatment area clean to prevent infection. You should also wear sunscreen any time you’re outdoors to prevent skin damage. Typically, the skin heals fully in 2-3 weeks after your procedure.
If you had a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, there is no need for a follow-up visit. If your dermatologist checks the mole for skin cancer, they will contact you with the lab results and discuss if any further treatment is needed.
As your skin heals, you may have a scar. If you’re unhappy with noticeable scars after mole removal, the team can discuss your options for cosmetic procedures to minimize their appearance.
There is a chance that moles can reoccur in the treatment area. The dermatology team can evaluate any new moles that develop and continue to monitor your skin health during regular checkups.
Call the Comprehensive Dermatology office nearest you to schedule a mole removal consultation or book an appointment online today.