Cosmetic Mole Removal
Appearance Center surgeons are particularly familiar with cosmetic mole removal. Because of our commitment to skin health, our physicians provide skin checks and medical treatment for malignant growths. They also provide skilled cosmetic treatment for non-cancerous moles.
There are multiple methods for removing a non-cancerous mole, some of which can be performed by a primary care physician or dermatologist. If you have any question about the size or location of your mole, seek the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon. Better yet, seek the advice of an Appearance Center plastic surgeon.
Our surgeons spend most of their days rebuilding patients after the effects of skin cancer. They are specifically trained to identify skin cancer, removing it ever so carefully, to provide a result that shows minimal scarring from sutures. They are also experts at delivering meticulous results in the cosmetic removal of moles.
Some things to consider when deciding whether to have an Appearance Center surgeon remove a mole:
Mole Location - is the mole located on the face or on another sensitive area which scarring would affect?
Mole Size - is the size of the mole large enough to cause scarring if removed improperly?
Possibility of Skin Cancer - has the mole changed in symmetry, shape, or size recently? Have the borders or color changed?
When was your last skin check? - If you are like several other fun-in-the-sun loving Orange County residents, and have not had a recent skin check, you may be missing some common signs of malignancy in moles. Always stay up to date on your skin health, as recommended by our surgeons, and be sure to consult with one of our plastic surgeons for removal of a cancerous or noncancerous growth in any sensitive area, as suggested above.
Appearance Center plastic surgeons will be able to determine the best course of action for mole removal for your particular skin type and will cater treatment to the location, depth, and size of the growth.
Most moles can be easily removed with minimal downtime for healing. It is important to keep out of the sun after the removal process in order to prevent any chance of scarring. To improve upon the healing process, silicon sheeting may be recommended to wear after treatment. Additionally, healing oxygen treatments can be incorporated into your treatment for nourishment with vitamins A, C, D, and E, Aloe Vera extract, and antimicrobials, which help prevent infection.
To schedule a consultation for a skin check or mole removal, please contact our Appearance Center Patient Care Coordinator.