in Devon, PA
Mole removal is a quick outpatient procedure that can safely remove unwanted moles with the goal of having the best possible cosmetic outcomes.
- Downtime: minimal
- Pain Level: mild
- Results Duration: long lasting
Ordinary and atypical moles
Mild redness, swelling, and bruising following treatment
Face and body
Follow-up sessions may be needed to remove stitches or monitor healing.
The mole is either lasered or
Topical or local anesthesia may be used before the procedure.
Laser or surgical removal
Removal of the mole
Visible results after complete healing
How does mole removal work?
Laser mole removal
During laser mole removal, your doctor will use a device to deliver bursts of light energy to destroy local tissue associated with the mole.
Multiple laser therapy sessions may be necessary to lighten and fully remove a mole. Lasers are a good treatment option for beauty mark removal in hard-to-reach locations, like the ears, or for treating multiple moles simultaneously.
For larger moles, our board-certified dermatologists use mole excision or similar surgical procedures to ensure the entire mole is removed, especially when treating atypical moles that could be cancerous. Mole removal surgery involves using a scalpel or special surgical tools to remove the mole and a small margin of surrounding skin. After removing atypical moles that have grown deep into the skin, your doctor may close the incisions with stitches. Advanced suturing techniques allow incisions to heal cleanly with reduced visible scarring.
Which laser does Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania use for mole removal?
Our board-certified dermatologists use the PicoPlus laser, to remove small, flat moles for cosmetic purposes. This device uses dual wavelengths of light to shatter the pigment in moles, making the leftover particles easier to remove through the body’s natural lymphatic process.
Our dermatologists use topical and local anesthetics to ensure a comfortable treatment. The treatment can take about 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the size and color of the mole.
With extensive experience treating moles and other pigmentation concerns, Dr. Wang participated in a research study exploring the use of lasers for melasma.
Which types of moles does Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania remove?
Our board-certified dermatologists provide mole treatment for both normal and atypical moles.
- Common moles develop when pigment cells grow in clusters and are typically round, flat, or slightly raised. Common moles can be evenly colored black, tan, or brown spots on the skin and stay relatively the same shape and size over time.
- Atypical moles are generally larger than common moles and have irregular and indistinct borders. They can appear tan to dark brown with a pink background. Atypical moles may be more likely to evolve into skin cancer than common moles.
Whether you were born with an ordinary mole or a mole that developed over time, you can discuss your concerns with your dermatologist if you do not like its appearance. If you have a family history of melanoma, proper monitoring is essential. Your doctor may suggest mole surgery to run tests and determine if the mole is malignant or benign.
Real Mole Removal Before and After photos
Mole removal to remove lesion from nose
How long is the recovery after mole removal?
After mole removal, the skin may be tender, but most patients usually return to their normal activities immediately or the next day. Mild redness, swelling, and bruising are common, but these side effects are temporary and should not keep you from resuming your daily routine.
When will I see results?
Laser treatments may require multiple sessions, but results should be fully evident once your treatment plan is complete and the treatment areas have fully healed. Mole removal from the face or body usually provides permanent results.
Mole Removal in Devon, PA
Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania’s team of board-certified dermatologists use the latest mole removal methods to ensure the best outcomes for their patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Q: Is mole removal safe?
A: Yes, mole removal is safe and effective. The board-certified dermatologists at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania only use safe, evidence-based treatments to remove unwanted moles.
Q: Does mole removal hurt?
A: Our experienced dermatologists employ topical and injectable anesthetics to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
Q: Which mole removal treatment is right for me?
A: Your dermatologist performs a comprehensive skin exam to determine which mole removal treatment is appropriate for your needs. The treatment they recommend depends on several factors, including the size of the mole, its depth, and your skin’s condition.
Q: Does mole removal take more than one treatment?
A: Some mole removal treatments involve more than one session, while others don’t. Most procedures require follow-up visits to ensure the best outcomes.
WHAT you are looking for?
Our dermatology center in the greater Philadelphia area on the Main Line in Devon, which spans more than 8,000 square feet, is a comprehensive cosmetic and medical dermatology facility. Our board-certified dermatologists are leaders in the industry who have trained under distinguished physicians to provide our patients with cutting-edge care.
laser & skin
surgery center of Pennsylvania
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