Laser Mole Removal
What you can find here are concise information and important tips with regards to the mole removal with emphasize on Laser removal procedure. This post is sticky and will always be updated.
We have also included selective articles by various authors from trustworthy resources since most other articles are derivatives from that main source.
We also includes other aspects such as related pictures, videos and public reviews.
To begin with here are some basic tips.
Tip 1: Understand types of moles suitable for laser removal.
There are two common types of mole.
- The ones that appear at birth, or early in life due to sun exposure. These kind of moles rarely change and are often suitable for laser mole removal.
- The other ones are those that constantly growing with some changes in color along the way. These moles need special attention before any attempt to remove them. These moles need biopsy from a skin specialist to ensure it’s benign.
The types of moles suitable for laser mole removal are those small and flat moles as well as are relatively newly developed. Those old, large in size or protrude out can be difficult to remove using laser. And you may need to go through numerous sessions before you get the intended results. It is best to consult your doctor on this subject before you make up your mind.
Tip 2: Understand the common methods of mole removal
There are four common method for mole removal and those are cryotherapy, excision, laser therapy and natural removal procedure.
- Cryotherapy: liquid nitrogen is used to frozen the mole and the frozen mole is then lanced away. Further cut might have to be made depending on the mole’s infiltration of the skin.
- Excision is suitable for a larger nevus where a surgical procedure is to be done under local anesthetic.
- Laser therapy, which is equal in procedure to laser hair removal, uses a mild intensity laser beam to burn the nevus off. After the treatment the area around the mole will become red or brown. and the skin will scab over as it heals for the next couple of weeks.This is probably the best treatment that you can undertake however it depends on the extent of the nevus under the skin. One caution is that once destroyed, the nevus can come back again therefore it is best done after the dermatologist or skin specialist decides the best course of action for you. Below is the video of how the mole is removed using laser removal technique. In this video you can see the surgeon was using a handheld laser tool to burn the nevus off.
- Natural mole removal methods – this is normally done using special herbs and also some kind of over the counter product in the form of cream.
Looks eerie isn’t it?. Does laser mole removal hurt? You might ask. Well, don’t worry ,prior to the removal procedure a local anesthetic will be administered as shown below though this may not always be the case. Depending on type of mole to be removed, some practitioners may not apply any anesthetic as the pain will be very minimal where it is said to be equivalent like being hit by a rubber band.
CO2 laser mole removal is one of the most common type of laser being used for mole removal. Further details can be found in related post.
Tip 3: laser mole removal healing
After the surgery, the most important thing you must avoid is to expose yourself under direct sunlight especially the mole scar .
Some of the results of laser mole removal before and after treatments can be seen in the video case studies at Laser Mole Removal Video post. As can be seen from these videos, laser mole removal scar is very minimal, almost unnoticeable.
And for those who would rather see pictures they can see them here at Laser Mole Removal Pictures post.
Discussion related to Laser mole removal cost is available in the cost related post.
Last but not least, though this site is dedicated for Laser Mole Removal tips, we still encourage natural mole removal methods if you got the right type of mole. The full review and discussions can be found here. Some related visuals are available in natural mole removal video category.