A mole, medically deemed a nevus, is a cluster of pigmented cells on the skin. They can be flat or raised, usually brown or skin-colored, and develop in various shapes and sizes. Most moles are harmless, but some might evolve or exhibit suspicious changes, potentially indicating skin cancer. Many times what you may think is a mole is not actually a mole. Our dermatologists have the expertise to make that determination and recommend the appropriate treatment. Symptoms of concerning moles include irregular borders, changes in color or size, itching, bleeding, or becoming asymmetrical.
Aesthetic Dermatology provides comprehensive services for mole removal in Media, and Paoli, PA. We conduct thorough examinations using verified techniques to assess moles for abnormalities or risks. Our board-certified dermatologists safely eliminate bothersome or suspicious moles through excision, or shave removal. This process involves numbing the area and carefully removing the mole, often leaving minimal scarring.
Understanding How Mole Removal Works
Mole removal in Media, and Paoli, PA, eradicates these benign skin growths for cosmetic or medical reasons. Various methods exist, tailored to the size, depth, and location.
Excision: Our dermatologist numbs the area with local anesthesia. The mole is then carefully cut out using a scalpel. Stitches may be necessary depending on the depth of the excision. This approach is appropriate for wide moles or those suspected of being cancerous.
Shave Removal: Often used for smaller, protruding moles, this technique involves numbing the area and using a small blade to shave off the mole flush to the skin's surface. You won't require stitches and can expect minimal scarring.
Laser Removal: When it is determined that what you thought is a mole is indeed another benign pigmented lesions, out dermatologists can sometimes use a laser technique to remove the lesion. Lasers use focused light energy to break down the pigment within the lesion.
Cryotherapy: Employs extreme cold temperatures to freeze certain benign lesions using liquid nitrogen. The frozen tissue eventually falls off, allowing new skin to regenerate. This method suits small, superficial growths.
Visit Aesthetic Dermatology for Mole Removal
If you notice changes in mole size, shape, or color, which could indicate a health problem, contact Aesthetic Dermatology for mole removal. Furthermore, if a mole causes irritation, pain, or bleeding unexpectedly, pursue professional help. If a mole affects your self-confidence or its location interferes with daily activities, consulting Aesthetic Dermatology can help explore removal options.
Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. For more information about mole removal in Media, and Paoli, PA, or to schedule an appointment at one of our two convenient Aesthetic Dermatology locations, call today.