A 32-year-old member asked:
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will it hurt at all to get a mole removed?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Not neccessarily: We often use topical or injections of topical anesthetics to make the procedure as painless as possible.
Answered on Dec 3, 2013
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Possible: I apply Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream to the area i plan to excise for an hour prior to the procedure. This cream absorbs into the skin causing anesthesia. Then the area is injected with lidocain so the lesion can be absorbed. Generally there is no or minimal pain.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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