Removal of moles: It is usual procedure to practice removing of moles. It is a surgery that is performed with scalper knife or a laser. Moles can be removed from anywhere really, because the appearance of moles might be unpleasant esthetically. No matter where is located, moles can be unwanted or can be invisible. And from medical point of view, moles can be dangerous for health. There are skin cancers, like melanoma starting up to appear in a shape of a mole. If the mole that suddenly showed up on skin look different or atypical in any way, if changes appearance, size, if bleeds, or have unusual color, it is absolutely necessary to consult with doctor, a specialist for skin condition. Also it is important to check a mole with doctor as soon as possible, because if tumor is diagnosed on time, it can be treated and removed entirely. There are other moles who are not dangerous but are getting in the way for being placed on the surface of skin, and can be removed. Those prominent moles can be removed as well.
Moles can be malignant, so it is usual for biopsy or microscope examination to be performed. To examine a mole doctor removes a little part of it, with delicate instrument too quickly to be sensed, or it could be cut with medical scalper as well. Removed tissue of a mole is sent further to a pathologist, to a lab. If mole has no malignant elements, the doctor can shave it or cut it off. When shaved, a mole is removed by extra surface that flushes with pilled off skin. Some patients have moles that are irritated by clothing, but removing process can leave some of the mole cells under the skin that can grow back again.
The cutting method is used for normal and strange looking moles. The cutting procedure or elliptical excision is done because underlying tissue of mole is removed in oval shape. The stitches are closing the incision. It is not that usual to use laser to remove mole, because some moles are rooted deep, and laser light cannot go deeply into a skin.
Mole removal procedure is very quick. It only takes an hour or less. The operation is performed in local anesthesia in the combination with a light sedative to relax patient.
The procedure is performed at surgeon's office or in hospital. Hospitals do not need to keep patient too long after surgery because the operation is light and simple.
Before the operation, surgeon discusses the changes on skin after the removing. The appearance of skin, after the operation of removal, usually matters to patient and it is necessary to let doctor know of what do you want to achieve so the surgeon can determine the appropriate operation. Procedure requires knowledge of entire health history and physical of patient. It is necessary for doctor to be introduced with previous allergies, medications or performed operations, past medical procedures, before the surgery. The procedure needs specific instructions, completed according to a health and physical history.
The fresh wound after the operation is cleaned with diluted hydrogen peroxide or simple water, often as much as once or twice daily. After the cleaning, it is useful to apply antibiotic ointment and bandage on to protect wound. There is almost no risks connected with mole removal operation. With shaving, there is a risk for the mole to come back. Elliptical excision procedure can leave scars. And scars can be eliminated by cosmetic surgery. The wound develop and heal in one or two weeks, and scars fade with time.