Cindy Crawford, is famous for her mole, which is iconic part of her face. However, for some, like her fellow famous celebrity Enrique Iglesias , moles can be a major insecurity to ones’ face and body. However, there are treatments available at HB Health Group that can remove moles from both face and body.
On average an adult will have between 10-40 moles on their body, irrespective of sex and skin tone.
Treatments for mole removal
Our dermatologist can remove moles within HB Health. We have two methods of treating moles, shaving and excision.
Moles that protrude from the skin can simply be shaved away by the dermatologist under local anaesthetic. A scalpel is used to shave the mole allowing it to be flush with the surrounding skin. Then using an electrical instrument, the doctor cauterizes the area to stop any bleeding. A topical antibiotic is then applied to reduce risk of infection.
For excision of the mole, under a local anaesthetic, the dermatologist uses a scalpel to cut the mole and a border of good skin surrounding it. A small stitch in the skin is required and will either be placed deep within the skin, or on the upper surface, depending on the depth of the excision. A small scar will be left, which will fade over time.
Following removal we send all moles to a specialist lab for a biopsy to ensure no cancer is present, this is our standard practice to ensure we always provide the best and most responsible care for all our patients. Please be assured that cutting a cancerous mole will not make the cancer spread.
After a mole is removed your skin will heal normally. If the mole grows back, immediately make another appointment to see your dermatologist as this is a sign of melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
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