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Best Mole Removal Cream
Mole removal involves excision of a nevus. This could involve either shaving off a raised skin lesion or cutting out a flat skin lesion. This can be done either for cosmetic reasons (unsightly mole) or to rule out skin cancer. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone ...Read more
None: Do not try to remove a mole by topical agents. If you wish to have a mole removed for any reason, see a doctor and make sure that the removed tissue is sent to a pathologist for examination. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more
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Don't think so: Over-the-counter "mole removal" creams probably work like the "wart removal" creams, using some irritant or acid to destroy cells on the skin. Moles have pigmented cells that include cells that are deeper down in the skin surface, so the cells that are not destroyed will likely reproduce to prevent the mole from going away. It's best to have a dermatologist look at any moles a person doesn't want. ...Read more
Will a mole removal hurt? Does a doctor use numbing cream or anything before they zap the mole or whatever it is they do? I have a pretty big mole in my neck that my doctor said looked fairly deep.
It hurts very little: Surgeons have many tricks to decrease the pain of excision. The techniques depend on the size, location, and type of growth. There are numbing creams that can be applied before a numbing injection is given. After the injection, there should be no further pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best mole removal procedure?laser,cutting..?i have a lot of moles on my face and i rly want to avoid scars,all of them are tiny brown spots
Freckles or moles: Freckles are clusters of flat, circular, brown (concentrated melanin) which are most often visible on people with a fair complexion. A freckle is also called an "ephelis". This is different than moles or Lentigines which are raised and have increase in melanocytes. You need to have a correct diagnosis and then discuss tx options. Freckles can be made lighter with LASERs, moles do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the appropriate post-op care for mole removal (dissolvable stitches)? When can I take the first bandage off and do I need to put new ones on?
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