The procedure for removing moles is often not invasive and can usually be done at the doctor's office using local anesthesia. Whether you choose to remove moles to suspicion of skin cancer, irritation or cosmetic reasons, there are several methods that you can discuss with your doctor. The best procedure for you will depend on the size of the mole and the reason for removal.
Laser mole removal of the skin carried out for cosmetic reasons is often resolved by what is known as shaving excision. This method will actually cut the mole of the surface of the skin, leaving the smooth surface and minimally below it.
This procedure starts with the injection of local anesthesia that will foster the skin and increase the area a little to eliminate it easier. The mole is removed using a small and sharp surgical knife which is sometimes lubricated with mineral oil for smoother cutting. There are no stitches used and the right healing will produce a smooth surface and even contours.
There are some risks involved with the Excision scraping procedure. Sometimes the procedure does not leave a subtle contour, which can lead to the need for additional cosmetic treatments to complete the process. In other cases, Melanocytes are left below the surface of the skin to cause mole regrowth. In this case, the second procedure is often needed, and is usually done by a different method.