How To Get Rid of Moles

By Subodh / January 25, 2012

There are a million and one different reasons to get rid of a mole. It can be in an unattractive place on the body or it can be large and unsightly. Regardless of why you want to get rid of a mole there are only two options when it comes to removing a mole. Both options in mole removal require you to make an appointment with your dermatologist. Mole removal requires an outpatient procedure that is rather painless and quick regardless of which of the two methods that you choose.

  • Surgery Option One– The first type of surgery to remove moles can heal without the use of stitches. The doctor will take a scalpel and scrap the mole down until it is just below the skin. Any bleeding that occurs is stopped with a special solution. The area is then cleaned and bandaged. This method does allow for the mole to possibly grow back. An antibiotic cream is often prescribed to keep the area clear of infection. This is a relatively painless procedure, but it sure will not be a walk in the park.
  • Surgery Option Two- This surgery option to remove moles requires the use of stitches to heal properly. This kind of surgery is more for moles that cannot be scraped down or are very dark in appearance. The area not only has to be sterilized by the doctor, it also must be numbed to reduce the amount of pain that you feel. The doctor will then cut out the mole. You can expect a decent amount of skin around the area to come out along with the mole as well. Stitches are then put in to help the area heal on the inside and outside of the wound. The inside stitches will safely dissolve over time, but you will need to make a follow up appointment to have the outside ones removed. This procedure is a bit more costly and also more painful.
  • Derma Tend– This is a topical skin treatment that states that it can remove moles better than the surgical alternatives. It is a lot less costly than surgical options and has a high rate of approval among it’s users.
  • Laser Therapy– This is not the most effective way to remove a mole, but laser therapy can work for some people who have very light moles. It is also a very expensive option.
  • Cryosurgery– This procedure is where the mole is exposed to liquid nitrogen in an attempt to freeze the mole off. This is a very expensive treatment options and it also leaves a high chance of scarring.
  • Electrosurgery– This is an method in where an electrical charge is applied directly to the mole. The current burns the mole and the doctor can then simply cut it off. Users of this method can expect to see some scarring. This therapy does not promise that the moles will not come back. It does require some tolerance for pain as the process can be painful for some.

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