Mole Removal Treatment – How Does It Work?

Thinking about mole removal treatment? Many people love their moles – celebrities like Madonna, Mariah Carey and Blake Lively have helped to change perceptions, but not everyone has the confidence of an A-Lister. 

For some, a mole can affect their self-esteem. Typically moles don’t need to be removed unless proven to be cancerous, but if your moles have started to bother you, there are options that can quickly and painlessly remove your mole.

Mole removal treatment is an easy way to feel better in your skin. You don’t need to undergo painful surgeries, in fact, warts, moles and skin tags can all be removed painlessly and quickly. 

Here’s how mole removal treatment works…

Warts, Moles & Tags

Warts, moles and skin tags are all incredibly common features of the human body. There’s no need to be ashamed of them, but in some cases, they can be in an irritating position or make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. The first step is to know what you’re dealing with – is it a mole, wart or skin tag?

Warts are most often seen on your knees, hands and soles of your feet. Unlike moles, they feel hard and appear to be deep beneath the skin. Warts are typically caused by a virus, which means you’ve likely come in contact with someone else who has warts. It’s a good idea to get warts removed as quickly as possible to make sure you don’t continue to spread the virus.

Skin tags are a harmless growth of extra skin. These usually appear in places where you have lots of daily friction, such as around the neck, armpits or bikini line. It’s generally recommended that you have skin tags removed if they’re prone to catch on things and are causing irritation.

Finally, moles form slowly over time and can occur anywhere on the body or face. Moles have a colour pigment and hair can grow through them, which makes them easy to differentiate from warts which have neither. If a mole changes in any way, this can be a sign to get checked out in case it’s cancerous.

How Are They Removed?

If you’re thinking about having your mole, skin tags or warts removed, the procedure differs slightly for each one.

Skin Tag Treatment
You might be surprised to know that skin tags are easy to get rid of. There are a number of ways to remove one or more skin tags, some of which include excising (cutting them off) with some local anaesthetic or numbing cream or freezing them off.

Wart Treatment
There are lots of methods to remove warts, and which procedure works best for you depends on the size and location of the wart. They can be excised (cut off), shaved away, removed with laser treatment or they can be frozen off. 

Mole Treatment
Moles can be removed in the same ways as warts. However, the key difference is that your removed mole will be sent to histology to check that it’s a non-cancerous and healthy mole. This is recommended to give you peace of mind about the nature of your mole.

The Procedure

When you choose mole removal treatment, your skin clinician will begin with a thorough assessment, taking the time to determine which method will have the best result for you. 

There’s no need to take a long time off work or plan for recuperation as there is no downtime after, whatever the procedure method. Laser removal is a common favourite because of how fast it acts and how effectively it can remove all of the mole tissue. 

This is only a short procedure, taking between 20-30 minutes, so you could easily get on with the rest of your day without interruption.

Whatever your reason, your trained clinician should ensure you have a relaxed and comfortable experience throughout.

Mole Removal Aftercare

Mole removal requires minimal aftercare, unlike many cosmetic surgeries. You aren’t required to stay at home or completely stop your normal daily routine. You’re free to go about your life immediately after your procedure.

During the appointment, it may be determined that a dressing over the site would be helpful, but you’ll also receive simple and straightforward advice on keeping the procedure area clean. 

Possibly the most important aspect of your treatment is that your clinician will send any pieces of tissue from the removed mole to a histology specialist. They will scan the tissue sample for any signs of cancerous growth, and let you know the results as soon as possible.

While that might sound daunting, it could give you total peace of mind or allow you to take necessary action.

Why Remove Moles?

Mole removal is simple and nothing to be scared of! By talking with a skin clinician they can help you determine which method will be the most effective – either laser, excision, freezing or shaving. 

Your procedure will be painless, fast and requires no downtime afterwards. Whether you’re removing your moles to improve the way you feel about your appearance or you want to reduce the risk of cancerous growth, mole removal is a quick and effective way to be skin-safe and body confident. 

Like to learn more? Check out our mole removal treatment page here.

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