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I heard about apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, etc. But does that really work for mole removal?

I heard about apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, etc. But does that really work for mole removal?

Apple cider claims: Some claim that protecting tha surrounding skin with vaseline and daily application with apple cidef vineger will remove the mole. But before doing it check with your doctor if it is safe to do it.

Dr. Mark Pack
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Mole Removal (Definition)

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


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What's a mole removal like?

What's a mole removal like?

Very minor.: See your dermatologist. Depending on size, suspicion of irregularities etc, will depend on how it is removed, but usually a very minor proceedure.

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What does mole removal cost?

What does mole removal cost?

Mole removal: Cost will vary based on several factors--who removes it (primary md vs specialist), where it is removed (office, surgery center, vs hospital), and whether you have insurance or not. This may be covered by insurance so you should check with your provider to see if you have a deductible to pay and who are participating providers. It can be removed by pcp, derm, general or plastic surgeon.

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What is the definition or description of: mole removal?

What is the definition or description of: mole removal?

Removal of a nevus: 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 tree facial plastic surgeon.

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How long does it take to heal after having mole removal?

7-10 days: Depends on what technique and the location of the mole removal but generally 7-1o days.

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Is mole removal painful? I have a mole that needs to be removed in a few days. Will mole removal be painful? .

Mole removal: Mole removal involves minimal discomfort. A dermatologist will inject an anesthetic through a small needle so that the removal itself is painless. Talk to your physician if you have any questions or concerns.

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How do I know if I am a candidate for mole removal? How will I know it I need to have a mole removal procedure performed on a mole that just developed out of the blue? .

See your doctor: Have your primary care physician evaluate your moles. If there is some concern then some primary physicians can and will remove moles. If there is concern and they do not do the procedure, they will refer you to a surgeon.

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What should I expect during a mole removal? I have never had a mole removed and I am anxious about my upcoming procedure. What will happen during a mole removal procedure? .

What should I expect during a mole removal? I have never had a mole removed and I am anxious about my upcoming procedure. What will happen during a mole removal procedure? .

Mole removal: A small injection of numbing medicine such as Lidocaine is used prior to the procedure. An instrument is then used to remove the mole (this is painless now that area is numb) sometimes stitches are placed other times the area is allowed to heal on its own. Talk to a dermatologist to determine which technique is best for certain moles in certain locations.

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How do I use dermatend mole removal?

Mole removal: Don't use it. You are better off having your mole evaluated and removed by a board certified physician with expertise in mole removal.

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How can I use dermatend mole removal?

Mole removal: Have your mole evaluated by a board certified physician with expertise in mole removal. Do not attempt this yourself.

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Can I have some tips on a mole removal surgery?

Mole Removal Surgery: Most moles are either removed totally especially if small or if very large a "punch biopsy" at one of the edges is done for diagnosis to make sure it is not a melanoma and if it is then the depth/stage it is. In all cases moles are sent to the pathologist to get a microspopic examination as the standard of care.

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Recently bloodroot preparations for mole removal?

Mole: A mole is easily removed by a dermatologist in a controlled medical environment. Other "preparations " are not recommended. The mole is then sent to a lab for microscopic analysis and evaluation for skin cancer

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What to use after a mole removal? Would neosporin be ok?

Leave it alone: It is clean procedure, chances of getting infected is very low, most of the time will need dry dressing only. Speak to your surgeon, some times you may develop local reaction from Neosporin.

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What to do if the wound from mole removal is not healing?

What to do if the wound from mole removal is not healing?

Care: If the wound is open, keep the area clean by washing with soap and water at least once a day. You can keep some Bacitracin ointment on the open part of the wound and cover with a dry gauze; change twice a day. Let your doctor know, it may not be healing for other reasons such as infection.

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A mole removal procedure goes how deep to prevent regrowth?

Several millimeters: To completely remove a mole, one must cut into the skin as the mole may extend several millimeters below the surgace. This will require a stich. However, sometimes we only wish to remove the protion of the mole that sticks out and bothers the patient: in this case we can"shave" the lesion flat parallel to the surface of the skin.

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Are the dermatend or any other OTC mole removal remedies effective?

Are the dermatend or any other OTC mole removal remedies effective?

Moles: The only proper way to remove a mole is through a simple surgical procedure. In this way a specimen is then available for histopathological diagnosis.

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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