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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. ...Read more

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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more