Laser mole removal is a very common procedure. It’s fast and almost completely painless.
Moles are a natural growth of human skin composed of pigmented cells. They can be small or large, found on their own or in groups, some are flat, raised or hairy, and they come in a variety of colours. They can be found on any part of the human body. Some moles are desirable as beauty marks, and some can just drive you crazy. Often, a mole removal procedure is not necessary, but done for cosmetic purposes.
How is the Laser Mole Removal performed?
A topical numbing cream is applied to the area. Once the area is frozen, Dr. Lockwood uses a Smartxide DOT CO2 Laser to remove the unwanted moles. The procedure is very quick and you can go home immediately after the procedure.
What is the downtime with Laser Mole Removal?
Laser mole removal is quick and effective. After the procedure, the area may get darker and redden. The mole will turn into a scab and fall off within 1-2 weeks.
What are the risks to Laser Mole Removal?
There is very little risk to laser mole removal. The key to any treatment is to follow the proper post care instructions given to you by your medical professional. However, as with any laser treatment there are some possible risks and side effects. These include redness, swelling, post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, and poor healing possibly resulting in disruptions of the skin tissue
How many treatment will I need?
Likely, only one treatment would be required. However, sometimes if the mole contains hair, some of the mole might survive and you may need a second treatment.
Can any moles be removed with the Laser?
No, unfortunately not all moles can be removed. Most moles are harmless and don’t need to be removed but you do need to be aware that some forms of skin cancer can begin by looking like a mole. If you have a mole that has changed in any way – including size, colour shape – or begins to bleed, see your doctor right away.