By Dr. B. L. Jangid
Moles on some part of the body can be a sign of beauty and might give a more attractive look to your appearance. But not all the time. When it is an ugly looking large mole, on a certain part of the body where it works as a dampener to your appearance, then there must have been countless times you would have wished it away. Technology now has come to your rescue. It is possible to get rid of moles if you do not want them for that beautiful and smooth skin. At times removing moles could be for health reasons as well and not just for a cosmetic problem.
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But there are certain things you need to know before you go for mole removal. Here are 4 things to keep in mind while going for mole removal treatment.
Find Out If It Is Alright To Remove The Mole
Before you decide to remove any mole from your body, make sure if it is just a harmless thing or not. Once it is removed, it will be difficult to diagnose any malignancy. When a mole is removed through laser, the colour of the mole is removed. This leaves no space for any evidence for any diagnostic treatment later on. It is not possible to notice any changes in colour or shape – a major problem if the doctor wants to assess the malignancy of the mole later on. And if you plan to go for laser treatment instead of surgically removing it, then it is best to consult both your dermatologist as well as the plastic surgeon before you finalize anything.
Which Treatment Will Suit You The Best
If you plan to get mole removal done, then surely you will not want any scar as evidence to remain behind. And since removing a mole is not exactly a simple treatment as a laser facial, it is always best to look for a safer and better option. Some moles might require proper surgery. Look for a mole removal treatment that will not only suit your budget but will cater to your cosmetic requirement as well for a smooth skin.
Number Of Sessions Required For Mole Removal Through Laser Treatment
Is it a large mole or just a tiny little thing, depending upon the size and nature, the dermatologist will decide how many sessions you will need. You do require a few sessions when you get a mole removed through laser. Your dermatologist will determine the number of sessions based on the mole. Mole removal through surgery is a one-time affair. The doctor will prefer to do a day surgery for this one.
Healing Time For A Surgically Removed Mole
If you have to get the mole removed surgically, then the healing period can range from anywhere between a couple of days to a few weeks depending upon the size of the mole and how deeply the doctor had to cut. If there are stitches then the healing time changes as well. You can feel some soreness or itching in the area from where the mole has been removed, but not severe pain. You will be required to keep the area clean and soothed until it completely heals. If for any reason you experience some pain or there is any sign of the mole growing back, then go back to your doctor for a thorough examination once again.
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For whatever reason you plan to get mole removal done, this skin treatment should always be done under the guidance of an expert dermatologist.
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