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Mole removal is there any over-the-counter product on the market that can remove a mole?

Mole removal is there any over-the-counter product on the market that can remove a mole?

Not : Not safely it would be best to have it surgically removed and sent to a pathologist would hate to miss the small chance that it is not benign, but is a developing melanoma. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.

Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.

NO NO NO: You should not remove mole even if possible , always need biopsy ( histological examination ) to make sure is not a malignant skin lesion ( melanoma ). ...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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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. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 . ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do a mole removal procedure while I'm using isotretinoin?

Is it ok to do a mole removal procedure while I'm using isotretinoin?

Mole: It is safe to have a mole removed while using isotretinoin. If you have any concerns discuss this you doctor in detail. ...Read more

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I'm inquiring about mole removal. It is something I would like to remove and wonder if there are any side effects, and how much for the removal?

I'm inquiring about mole removal. It is something I would like to remove and wonder if there are any side effects, and how much for the removal?

See a dermatologist: There are different ways to remove moles. It is important to have your dermatologist evaluate your mole first as some melanomas look like benign moles. If suspicious for melanoma, your dermatologist will biopsy it by fully removing the lesion. If it is raised and benign, your dermatologist may choose to shave excise it. The degree of scarring depends on the location, technique and genetics. ...Read more

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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)

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