Mole Removal Guide – The BEST mole removal options
Mole Removal Guide
Traditionally, if you wanted to have a mole removed, you would have two choices:
- Leave it alone
- Have it surgically cut out
There are now a number of modern alternative mole removal solutions using new technologies. In comparison with the traditional scalpel skin excision, they present a number of benefits, in particular, a much better cosmetic result.
Laser Mole Removal
Skin blemishes like skin tags and benign flat moles can be treated through laser technology. The laser is used to target the affected cells which turn brown initially before scabbing and falling off. Moles will need to be assessed individually to determine if laser treatment is necessary or appropriate. Scarring is very uncommon, but the treated spot may remain pink for a month or so, just like any other scab when it comes off.
Radiowave technology involves the use of high frequency radiowaves to penetrate unwanted mole tissue. Radiowave treatment is most useful for removing raised moles or other solid lesions such as skin tags and thick keratoses. Dr Ron Louis, from the Skin Doctor SA, Semaphore has been using the Radiowave mole removal treatment with great success for many years.
High frequency radiowaves are emitted through fine wire technology, allowing the unwanted cells to be gently shaved away.
Following the procedure, the treated area forms a scab which peels off after a week or so, leaving a pink patch. The pink patch, similarly to any other scab, takes around a month or two to regain normal skin colour.
The big advantage of using radiowave technology is the precision of the process. Radiowave treatment works to shave only the desired area, leaving the surrounded healthy skin untouched.
The treatment is virtually painless! A small amount of local anaesthetic is injected prior to the procedure meaning patients will likely not feel a thing.
There is usually no regrowth of moles. On the rare occasion there is regrowth, a simple follow up procedure can fix this, however, it is rarely required.
Following the radiowave mole removal treatment of pigmented moles, there is a small chance there will be a pigmented colour in the treatment area. If this is the case, Skin Doctor SA is able to apply further laser treatment to ensure an aesthetically pleasing look.
Before any treatment, it is vital to obtain an assessment by an experienced clinician. This will rule out the need to treat surgically any suspicious or cancerous moles. Radiowave treatment would not be used to remove any mole or lesion which is at all suspicious. It is not safe to have moles or skin lesions removed at clinics where there is no doctor experienced in skin cancer medicine and treatments.
Skin Doctor SA
If you would like more information on mole removal treatment options, or would like to make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us, and take a look at the before and after photos on our website.