Moles are also called melanocytic nevi. These are brown or black skin growths, different from skin tags and freckles, caused by melanocyte clusters. Melanocytes are responsible for melanin production, the natural pigment giving the skin its color. These cells are generally spread throughout the skin to produce melanin and maintain skin color. But when melanocytes start growing in clusters instead of spreading out, it causes mole formation. While most moles do not cause discomfort, cancerous moles can prove fatal. A moles removal treatment can help eliminate different types of moles through surgical and non-surgical techniques.
Table of Contents
- 1 What are 3 types of moles?
- 2 Moles Removal Treatment Options
- 3 What are the benefits of mole removal?
- 4 Moles Removal Risks
- 5 Results of Mole Removal Treatment
- 6 Moles Removal FAQ’s
- 7 Get Consultation
What are 3 types of moles?
Moles can grow on any body part, appearing alone or in groups. Generally, most moles tend to appear by the time a person is 25 years, and it is normal to have up to 40 moles by adulthood.
There are different types of moles, but the following mole types are the most common ones:
The moles discovered at the time of the birth are called congenital melanocytic nevus (mole). Besides these moles, the moles that form during the first 2 years of a baby’s life are also called congenital nevi. These moles are usually oval or round-shaped patches of colored and raised skin that varies in size, color, and shape. Although a congenital nevus is generally harmless, it can cause complications if more than 8mm in diameter or 2-3 inches long. In such cases, an expert will perform a nevi excision to remove the unwanted mole from the body.
No bigger than a pencil eraser, dysplastic nevi are irregularly shaped moles having uneven colors. They are usually darker at the center and lighter at the edges. Also called atypical moles, they have uneven and asymmetrical edges and flat surfaces. People having more than one dysplastic nevus have a higher chance of developing melanoma – a type of skin cancer. So, it is better to undergo a cancerous moles removal treatment before they become severe.
The acquired nevi are melanocyte clumps occurring after birth. These nevi start appearing during childhood but reach their peak during the 30–40-year age bracket. In most cases, an acquired nevus is benign, but people having more than 50 such nevi are likely to have melanoma.
Moles Removal Treatment Options
A number of options are available for getting rid of cancerous and non-cancerous moles, including non-surgical moles removal and surgical moles removal. Usually, an expert determines the most suitable technique for skin mole removal, depending on its size and location.
While people having cancerous moles need surgery, others can choose one of the following options:
In the case of larger moles, nevi excision is performed. It is a surgical procedure involving cuts and stitches. The surgeon removes the mole by cutting it out entirely from the skin using a scalpel during the procedure. Since the procedure is of surgical nature, the chances of scarring are relatively higher in this procedure.
Laser Mole Removal is the most popular treatment for getting rid of moles. This treatment is the most suitable for getting rid of a facial mole or a mole on the body. During the procedure, the practitioner administers local anesthesia to the treatment area. After numbing the treatment site, they use a laser beam to remove the mole. Generally, a laser mole removal treatment requires more than one session to remove the mole entirely.
Cryotherapy or freezing is a quick and safe moles removal treatment that leaves no scars. An expert applies a specialized liquid nitrogen and argon gas solution to the mole during the procedure. Typically, they apply the solution with a cotton swab, a spraying device, or injection. As soon as the solution is applied to the mole, ice crystals begin to form, breaking the cells within the mole, and the mole is removed.
What are the benefits of mole removal?
Mole removal treatments have several benefits, such as:
- They provide instant and long-lasting results.
- All mole removal treatments are safe and effective.
- These treatments have no severe side effects and minimal or no downtime.
- Mole removal treatments are inexpensive.
- They reduce any discomfort and irritation caused by moles.
- The risk of cancer is significantly reduced with these treatments.
- They make the skin smooth and flawless.
Moles Removal Risks
There are no severe side effects of mole removal treatments. Candidates may experience some temporary side effects such as:
These side effects generally subside within a day. However, surgical mole removal leaves a visible scar, and in rare cases, infections and nerve damage may also occur.
Results of Mole Removal Treatment
The recovery period after mole removal treatment is minimal, and most candidates do not experience anything unusual during this time. The results of skin mole removal are permanent for most patients, especially in the case of surgical mole removal. Generally, the results are immediately visible, but it may take more than one session to achieve the desired results.
Moles Removal FAQ’s
How much do removing moles cost?
The mole removal cost varies from patient to patient, depending on the size and number of moles, treatment technique, number of sessions, desired results, etc. Euromed Clinic Center offers this treatment at a reasonable price, but only an expert can determine the exact treatment cost. So, contact us now to know the exact price in your case.
Can moles be removed permanently?
Typically, mole removal results are permanent, especially when the mole is surgically removed. It is also highly unlikely for a mole to grow back after laser mole removal.
Is mole removal painful?
Not all mole removal techniques are invasive, but the surgical procedures can be painful. However, surgical mole removal is performed under local anesthesia to avoid any discomfort or pain during the treatment. If the treatment site is enclosed with stitches, it will hurt until the skin heals completely. But this pain can be easily managed with painkillers.
How long does mole removal take?
The mole removal procedure is short and straightforward, taking no more than 10-15 minutes, depending on the treatment technique. The treatment duration may increase if multiple moles of larger sizes are removed.
How many sessions of mole removal would I need?
Although most moles can be removed within a single session, some may require more than one session. Your practitioner will determine the exact number of sessions you need to achieve the desired results.
How long does a mole removal take to heal?
The healing time of mole removal can take up to a month. Generally, the mole removal scar heals in about 2-3 weeks. However, if the incisions are deeper, it may take 4-6 weeks to recover fully.
Moles removal treatment is a safe and effective option for getting rid of unsightly and unwanted moles. If you consider this treatment, consult with our experts at Euromed Clinic Center. You can schedule an initial consultation session by filling the online form. Moreover, you can give us a call or visit our clinic, and our staff representatives will guide you further.
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