How to Remove a Mole

Having a mole removed is considered as a medical procedure, although it might look like a minor problem. You have to understand fully about the choices you make and be aware of the procedure to be done; after all it is your body. While all specialists are different in their ways of consultation, some of the methods of removing a mole are very common.

So on with how to remove a mole?

The first step in removal of moles is to know and understand a little bit more about moles. People can have two common kinds of moles. The first kind of mole appears at birth or in the early stages in life due to exposure to the sun.  These kind of moles usually do not change.  The other kind of moles that people have is the ones which are constantly growing and might appear to have changes in color as it grows.  These types of moles need to be observed closely and a biopsy is needed from a dermatologist to confirm that it is non cancerous.

Common methods for removal of the mole can be classified into four types. They are laser therapy, cryotherapy, excision, and natural removal procedure.  The method to be used for the mole removal is largely dependent on what is the kind of mole the patient has. For example, laser therapy is highly recommended for people that have moles at birth.

Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the mole and then the frozen mole is lanced away. The mole’s depth and penetration into the skin decides how much of it should be lanced away.  Larger moles are removed by using excision, which is a surgical procedure performed while the patient is under local anesthetic.  The surgeon will cut the mole and some good skin around it using a scalpel. Stitches will be placed either on the surface of the skin or deep in the skin, depending on the excision’s depth. Laser therapy is the third kind of medical procedure done to remove moles.

Laser therapy uses a laser beam of mild intensity to surgically burn the mole off the surface of the skin. The viability of this procedure as an option is highly dependent on the penetration of the mole into the skin and it is possible that the mole might grow back if it is not destroyed completely as the laser cannot penetrate deep enough. It is up to the dermatologist or surgeon and the patient to decide which method is the best for any specific case of mole removal, although it is agreed that laser therapy is the best of the mole removal treatments. An advantage of the laser therapy is the healing process. The area surrounding the mole becomes brown or red after the procedure. Surrounding skin then produces a scab over it as it slowly heals over a time of two or three weeks, this totally eliminating any need for stitches. Another advantage of the laser therapy is that there is no need to worry about scaring.

At home methods.

There are a variety of  how to remove a mole at home options. Over the counter medications, such as drugs and mole removal cream, and special herbs are the last method for removal of the mole through non surgical methods.

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