Moles and other skin blemishes can be a source of concern and frustration for many patients. They can also be worrisome for early skin cancers. At our practice, we don’t take these spots lightly, and we remove them for both health and cosmetic reasons. In our office, we can safely and easily remove these lesions in ways that prevent obvious scars.
Mole and Skin Lesion Removal
Mole and Skin Lesion Removal to Improve Appearance and Eliminate Suspicious Growths
Is Mole and Skin Lesion Removal Right for You?
What makes someone a good candidate for mole and skin lesion removal?
- Superficial skin growths
- Skin growths that are found early
- Small skin lesions (These are typically easier to remove than large growths)
- No personal or family history of scarring or poor wound healing
- Willingness to wear cover-up and sunscreen following the procedure
What Sets Drs. Geeta and Mark Been Apart?
Drs. Geeta and Dr. Mark don’t take small skin growths for granted. These growths can cause patients to feel very self-conscious. We will work with you to understand your concerns and make a difference that improves your self-image. With the combined expertise of an oculoplastic surgeon and facial plastic surgeon, we know the proper methods to remove lesions, even if they are in difficult locations such as around the eyes or nose.
The removal of these growths can be done in our office with only topical numbing cream or local anesthetic. If the mole or skin lesion is suspicious in appearance, we will send the specimen to our pathologist for diagnosis. This will help determine if additional treatment is necessary.
What to Expect Post Procedure
Patients rarely have pain following removal. Depending on the method of treatment, you will go home with some ointment to apply topically or with a small bandage. The good news is that there is hardly ever any downtime related to the procedure. If stitches are required, you will usually need to come back to our office the next week. The most common issue following the procedure is some pink coloration to the skin, which will fade over the weeks following the procedure and can be covered with makeup.