Many people with moles are keen to try and get rid of them because they make them feel self-conscious. Fortunately, today’s mole removal procedures are simple and effective, which means that you can get you mole removed with minimal hassle. In fact, mole removal can be carried out in minutes at facilities such as Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery.
There are various factors that the doctor will have to consider when it comes to mole removal treatment. For instance, the doctor will need to look at the type of mole that needs to be removed as well as the size and location. This will make it easier to choose the most suitable mole removal solution for your specific needs.
Shave Biopsy For Mole Removal
One of the methods that can be used to remove a mole is a shave biopsy. This is a very simple process and there will be no downtime or stitches required once the procedure has been completed. Basically, it involves shaving the mole away using a scalpel. The wound is then cauterized and bandaged. This process is limited to non-cancerous moles.
Another option is an excision biopsy, which is aimed at those that are unable to have a shave biopsy or where there is a chance that the mole could be cancerous.
This procedure is more complex than the first, as the mole has to be surgically cut and the wound does require stitches once the process has been completed. Part of the skin below the mole will also be cut although the amount will depend on factors such as how deep the mole is and what the chances of it being cancerous are.
With both types of mole removal, caring for the treatment area post-treatment is essential for proper healing. While the wound is bandaged, apply some petroleum jelly. In addition, the wound should be cleaned twice daily before the petroleum jelly is reapplied and the wound re-bandaged.
This process will help to ensure that the healing process is faster and more successful. You can continue with these steps on a daily basis while the wound heals. Once it is completely healed, you can discontinue the use of the bandages and petroleum jelly.
Choosing The Right Clinic
It’s important to make sure you choose the right clinic to have this procedure carried out, as this will help to ensure successful removal using the most appropriate method. If you have a mole that you would like to have removed, you can speak to the experts at Real Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Melbourne. We will be happy to book you in for an initial consultation so that your mole can be assessed and the most appropriate treatment arranged.