Beauty or Spotless Beauty?- An Overview on Mole Removal Treatments
Tired of moles? Do they bother your appearance? Here’s we present a comprehensive guide to its ultimate solution…
Who won’t love to have a blemish free, flawless and beautiful skin? But then are blessed with so-called ‘beauty spots’ also known as mole. We come across compliments from people to be blessed with a natural ‘beauty spot’. But when it’s suddenly start growing, trust us they really do look awkward and unattractive, especially if they grow on the face. And then we desperately want to get rid of them!
We usually ignore moles because they aren’t harmful. But it can become a cause of concern if they grow cancerous or on unwanted areas of the body. The easiest solution to this problem is to get them removed. Depending on the type of moles and the degree of complication, your doctor may recommend you a surgery. In this article, we shall know more about the causes of mole growth and the possible mole removal treatments.
Mole removal treatment is typically an outpatient surgery and is relatively painless. So to begin with understanding more about moles let’s take a look at what moles are…
What is a mole?
Mole is an extra skin growth that carries the skin pigment melanin. It grows externally on the surface of the skin, or on any part of the body including the face. Moles can appear alone or in groups. They are brownish or black in colour.
Moles can either come with birth or can develop later over time. They can be hereditary or may develop due to a reaction to ultraviolet radiations. It does not matter much if the mole is either flat or raised with a bump on your skin. If the mole is even in colour and is outlined, it’s harmless. However, if the mole has a diameter more than a centimetre and has pigmentation or has an irregular outline, it is known as an atypical mole or a dysplastic mole. These moles have a high risk of growing malignant and develop melanoma or skin cancer, when stimulated by the sun.
What causes mole growth?
Melanin, the natural skin colour pigment produces cells called melanocytes. Sometimes these cells cluster together which leads to growth of moles. The reason for these cells clustering is not known. Moles tend to become darker when they are exposed to the sun. They may also get darker during puberty or pregnancy.
Is it necessary to undergo mole removal?
While most moles are harmless, in some cases they need to be removed, if they pose a risk of malignancy. In other situations, a mole may bother a patient, for aesthetic reasons. In such cases, it is important to consult your dermatologist before you get them removed.
What is a Histopathology examination?
Your dermatologist might also recommend you to get a Histopathology examination done for your mole to check if the mole could turn out to be malignant or not.
A Histopathology examination is a microscopic examination of tissues to observe the appearance of diseased or infected cells and tissues in detail. It is commonly known as a biopsy, when surgically a sample or specimen from the patient’s body is taken, for a detailed study.
Different types of Mole removal treatments
Moles can be removed in many different ways. Below are a few surgical and non-surgical mole removal treatments. Let’s read how these treatments can help…
Mole Cutting / Excision
Cutting or excision is a method in which moles are treated with a local anesthesia, and the mole is cut out along with a small area of the skin. Mole Excision is a clinical procedure done with a scalpel or surgical scissors. There are various types of moles and the treatment depends on the growth pattern of the mole. For example; some moles have cells that grow under the external skin layer. The excision of these moles is easier as compared to other moles. In other cases, the surgery might need a deeper incision. After the mole is removed, the incision is stitched to close the skin that is cut along with the mole. The surgery might leave a tiny scar that fades with time.
Shave Removal Treatment
Some moles can be shaved off with a surgical scalpel. The area is numbed with local anesthesia before shaving it. After shaving off the mole, a pink mark is left. The mark also fades over time.
Mole freezing is another minimally invasive treatment for treating unwanted moles. Mole freezing treatment is usually done on harmless/non-cancerous moles. These non-cancerous moles do not grow deep into the inner skin layers. Their superficial growth makes it easier to remove them surgically. The moles are frozen with liquid nitrogen and the mole is eventually removed. This might leave a tiny blister on the skin but is a relatively painless and simple outpatient surgery that takes just a few minutes.
Laser Mole Removal
Non-malignant moles that don’t grow out on the surface of the skin can be removed with a laser mole removal treatment. A laser mole removal treatment uses high-frequency light beams to break down the clustered pigment cells in the skin. This method of removing moles might take two or three sittings to remove the mole completely.
While mole excision and other methods are more commonly recommended treatments, laser treatment for mole removal can be useful for areas that are difficult to reach. These areas may include delicate areas of the face or ears. A laser mole removal treatment can help in removing multiple moles at the same time.
Post a mole removal treatment; you do not need any recovery time. However, it is important to go for routine skin check-ups and use proper skin care medication. We hope this article helps you to care for your skin better. If you think you need treatment for moles, we at Cosmosure clinic are at your service to improve your skin health…
“Fall in love with your newfound spotless beauty!”
About CosmoSure Clinic
‘CosmoSure’ is a renowned cosmetic surgery clinic in Hyderabad, which is considered to be the meeting point for science & art. Established in the year 2015, CosmoSure, a cosmetic surgery clinic has been one of the most preferred cosmetic clinics in Hyderabad. All the procedures at Cosmosure clinic are a blend of a skilled & artistic touch. Our specialists are trained with in-depth knowledge of aesthetic science and symmetry to help individuals to improve their skin health.