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What is the best way to get a mole removed cosmetically?

What is the best way to get a mole removed cosmetically?

Surgical: Moles that are raised and unsightly yo yhe patient can be removed by shaving them off or excising them. One should be aware that shaving off a mole still leaves a part of the mole in the dermis and over time it can again grow, shaving a mole does not eliminate the potential for skin cancer. If concerned about cancer risk the mole should be completely excised. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to get rid of a mole?

What is the best way to get rid of a mole?

Surgical excision: Moles are not usually removed unless for concern that they may be worrisome for melanoma. However, they are also removed for cosmetic reasons. Given the risk of melanoma in moles, it is always prudent to have them removed surgically so that they can be evaluated under a microscope by a board certified dematopathologist. See your dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I have a mole above my eyebrow inline with nose and i want it removed what's the best way without scarring and with fast healing?

I have a mole above my eyebrow inline with nose and i want it removed what's the best way without scarring and with fast healing?

Careful excision: Your mole is in an area that heals well with minimal scarring. It can be removed by an ophthalmologist, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist of your choice. Healing is rapid in this area and there should be no pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of moles? Laser?

What is the best way to get rid of moles? Laser?

Surgery: Moles removal must be done urge ally. Laser cn not vaporize a mole only use is as a cutting tool. ...Read more

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Ihad a mole excised a month ago. Some redness that looks like dry skin makes up the outline where the bandage was. What's the best way to clear it up?

Ihad a mole excised a month ago. Some redness that looks like dry skin  makes up the outline where the bandage was. What's the best way to clear it up?

Irritation: This could be reaction to adhesive from the bandage. You could be allergic to adhesive. You should see the doctor who removed mole to be evaluated. If it is allergic reaction, cortisone could improve it. ...Read more

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Will it hurt at all to get a mole removed?

Will it hurt at all to get a mole removed?

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. ...Read more

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How do you get a mole removed if you think it's cancer?

How do you get a mole removed if you think it's cancer?

Have it biopsied.: Go to a dermatologist and have it examined. If the doctor is concerned enough about it, they will biopsy the lesion. Then you have a diagnosis, and better know what to do with it. ...Read more

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What should I expect when i get a mole removed?

What should I expect when i get a mole removed?

Get a consult: Some moles which are flat can be covered with make up, but seek out a consult from a facial plastic surgeon about more permanent removal. Some moles can be shaved off with good cosmetic results while some require full excision. I have found many patients are highly appreciative about their mole removals. ...Read more

Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more


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Nevi (Definition)

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