Wart | Mole RemovalElectrosurgery, Radio frequency ablation and co2 laser ablation are methods by which moles, warts and skin tags can be removed almost painlessly and immediately. Using either topical (by applying a cream) or local (using a small injection) anesthesia, the procedure is rendered quick and painless to the patient. Healing occurs over a period of 3 to 10 days depending on the size and the depth of the lesion. These methods do away with the tedious process of wart paints and creams, and are of particular help in preventing warts from spreading further.
Birthmarks are often not beauty marks; rather they mar a person's otherwise flawless features. At the ELEGANCE Skin & Cosmetic Clinic, we practice mole excision, using techniques such as radiofrequency removal, cosmetic excision with subcuticular suturing which leaves practically no scar and shave excision which has no downtime. The size, location and estimated depth of the mole decide the choice of the procedure. Suspicious lesions are sent for histopathological opinion.
Patients who have used the mole they wish to remove as a prior identification record, are provided with a detailed surgical summary as well as a histopathology report for documentation purposes.
Everyone has moles, sometimes 40 or more. Most people think of a mole as a dark brown spot, but moles have a wide range of appearance. At one time, a mole in a certain spot on the cheek of a woman was considered fashionable. These were called "beauty marks." Some were even painted on. However, not all moles are beautiful. They can be raised from the skin and very noticeable, they may contain dark hairs, or they may be dangerous.
Moles probably are determined before a person is born. Most appear during the first 20 years of life, although some may not appear until later. Sun exposure increases the number of moles, and they may darken. During the teen years and pregnancy, moles also get darker and larger and new ones may appear.
Recognizing the early warning signs of malignant melanoma is important. Report immediately to a dermatologist if you notice any of the following in an existing mole
- Sudden Growth
- Spontaneous Bleeding
- Colour Change Especially Around The Borders
- Sudden Itching
It is important to remember that not all moles look alike. Moles may be skin colored or pink, light tan to brown, and even blue to black. They may be round or oval, or their shape may be slightly irregular. They may be flat or raised, large or small, with or without hairs, mottled or evenly colored.
If the appearance of a mole worries you or if it changes suddenly in any way, you should consult a dermatologist.