Many people live with bothersome or unattractive raised moles, skin tags, or other benign lesions on the skin and have no idea just how quick and easy it is to have them removed. Some are particularly concerned if the undesired mole is on the face or neck. Maybe they fear that the removal scar will be worse than the spot itself. But the truth is we are often able to safely and effectively remove these harmless lesions with minimal to no scarring. If you have an unwanted, benign mole that you are interested in having removed, we offer laser radiofrequency mole removal in a quick and easy in-office procedure.
If you have an unwanted mole, skin tag, nevi, or other benign raised lesion, laser removal using radiofrequency (RF) is a very simple and effective procedure. Using our state-of-the-art RF laser, we can remove the skin lesion by gently shaving it down in one quick and easy appointment. The removal is a very simple operation using high-energy, low-temperature RF, conducted on an out-patient basis using a topical anesthetic. This means the recovery is quick and easy too, and the risk of scarring is minimal for most patients.
We can safely remove benign moles, skin tags, nevi, or other raised lesions anywhere on the skin for patients of all Fitzgerald skin types.
A typical mole has two parts: a raised surface that we see when we look at it and a deeper section below the skin. Generally speaking, the raised portion is the only part that needs to be treated for successful removal. This makes the safe removal of a mole significantly easier, as no surgery or sutures are necessary.
First, the mole is injected with a numbing agent to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. After washing with a sterile solution, the mole is removed using a radio-frequency device. This tool allows us to remove the mole perfectly. After the procedure, we will cover the site with a Band-Aid and ointment. Keeping the site covered will prevent scabs from forming and promote quicker healing.
If the location of your mole has hair, this process will not remove the hair because the follicles are located at a deeper level. Should you choose, the hair can be removed using a laser but can also be removed at the initial treatment time.
Most patients find RF laser mole removal relatively painless, but we are happy to offer additional measures to ensure you are comfortable during your procedure. You can expect topical icing and injected lidocaine to numb the treatment area. During the treatment itself, the area should be completely numb, and we can usually adjust the settings or add more topical anesthetic if needed. One of the major benefits of laser mole removal is the healing process. Because there are no sutures or incisions to care for, your recovery should be very easy and require minimal aftercare.
Mole removal procedures are extremely safe and effective, which means that nearly everyone is eligible, especially if your mole makes you feel self-conscious or catches or rubs on clothing or jewelry. Our medical staff can ensure that all of your questions will be answered and that your procedure is tailored to your needs and concerns. If we have any concerns about the treatment spot, we will explain your options and revise our treatment recommendations.
Yes! As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, the most important thing you can do is make sure you see a licensed and trained medical professional. Your appointment will include a discussion of your medical history, and the treatment site will be thoroughly examined as well. This not only ensures that you are getting the most effective treatment but that you understand the minor risks and complications that may pertain to your case. Additionally, if we feel a mole should be biopsied, we will revise our treatment plan and recommendations. Your safety and long-term health and safety are always our primary concern.
There is no downtime after laser RF mole removal, only some minor healing at the treatment site. As you keep the wound protected, you are safe to return to daily activities and exercise. It is important to maintain proper care of your wound as it heals to ensure minimal or no scarring. Once the site of your mole removal has completely healed, you can expect the spot to be clear and free of any sign of your mole -- in fact, it will appear as though it was never there!