A Mole Removal Plastic Surgeon Can Minimize Scarring

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A mole is a common growth of pigment cells in the skin that can appear on any area of the body. Most adults have between 10 and 40 common moles, which typically are small, circular or oval-shaped skin growths with well-defined borders. Some people find them distracting and wish to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Others are worried that they may be cancerous, and want to have them examined by a medical professional for signs of skin cancer. In some cases, if the mole is deemed to be potentially cancerous, it may need to undergo further testing and even be surgically removed.

Bid Farewell to Blemishes: Mole Removal by a Plastic Surgeon

The scarring caused by the removal of a mole or other type of lesion is minimal when performed by a trained plastic surgeon in a clean, sterile environment. This is because the skin will attempt to repair the wound, and the scar will be very little different than the surrounding skin in appearance. This can be minimized by avoiding any trauma to the treated area, keeping the skin tight while it heals and applying scar gel after the treatment.

A skilled mole removal plastic surgeon has experience with both shave excision and surgical excision of moles, minimizing any scarring that might occur. They are also experts in the use of laser and electrocautery treatments for lesion removal and will be able to conceal any scars that might be visible after the procedure is completed. Schedule a consultation with a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon for expert mole removal on the face or body.