Laser Mole Removal
There are different types of moles on our body.
- Skin tags are small skin growths usually dark in color and painless.
- Raised moles usually skin colored, but occasionally dark in color.
- Flat mole can be any dark spot or irregularity in the skin.
Some moles we are born with and others form as we are exposed to the sun over time. We can have different reasons to want them removed, but most can be removed easily with a simple surgical procedure called Laser Mole Removal.
After the doctor has examined the mole an anesthetic will in some cases be used either by topical cream or injection. Some moles are so small and not deep enough, that this is not necessary. A laser is used to heat the cells or tissue in order to cut them or burst them. The laser beam is absorbed by the pigment of the mole, which then is broken up and absorbed by the body during healing. Because the laser seals the blood vessels, there is no need for stitches. Immediately after the treatment the area usually turns darker, this fades away quickly and the mole will “fall off” after 4-7 days.
In most cases only one treatment is needed. But in some rare cases, especially if the mole is deep, a follow up treatment is required. The interval between treatments depends on the healing time, but usually 3-4 weeks is needed in between.
Side effects & after-care
Make up can be worn after 3-4 days after treatment or after the wound has dried. Sunscreen with a SPF 30+ is required for 4-6 weeks after the treatment. You can read more about after care and side effects by following this link.
If you would like to see a short video on how a mole is removed, please view this video from YouTube: