Moles can be removed by either by:
- Surgical Excision
At RiNu, we remove moles with electrocautery as well as some local anesthetic. The entire mole and it’s root must be removed so that it does not grow back.
The mole may be removed with an instrument that quickly punches out a small section of the mole, it may also be cut with a scalpel, or a laser used to reduce bleeding and allow for quicker healing time.
The tissue is then sent to a pathology lab to be examined. If the hole left behind is deep you may require sutures. After the procedure, a bandage is usually applied. For more complicated moles, Dr. Hynscht will refer you to a plastic surgeon or appropriate specialist should you require Cryotherapy, Dermodynamic or surgical intervention.
The amount of pain afterward varies, and depends on the method used. After a mole is removed, a scab will develop and then heal within 1-2 weeks. Any redness around the area should disappear within 2-4 weeks. Follow your doctors instructions carefully to avoid any possible complications or delayed healing. There is always the potential for scarring.
Whether your moles make you worried about your health or if they make you frown when you look in the mirror, please call us to discuss how we can help.