Mole removal is often done using surgical procedures. We have learnt in the previous post how to identify a mole that could potentially be cancerous. The next step is to consult a dermatologist. He or she would either excise part of the mole, ie a small tissue sample for examination under the microscope. Depending on the extent of the abnormality; the dermatologist may remove the entire mole. So, please don’t be surprised as this is necessary. Even if the mole proves to be cancerous, the procedure would not cause the cancer to spread. This simple procedure is what we call biopsy. Once it is confirmed to be cancerous, the outer rim or surrounding skin would be cut away as a precautionary measure and the wound would be stitched.
Depending on where the moles appear, sometimes people actually love to keep them. Take for instance; celebrities could be famous because of their beauty moles. Such moles sort of beautify the individual’s appearance rather than mar it. However, moles that grow under skin folds or come into constant contact with clothing can lead to abrasion and irritation. Some facial moles may be aesthetically ugly. Mole removal then becomes necessary. There are also cases where the moles simply fade away without treatment. It would do you well to check out your insurance policy to make sure that the medical bills incurred for skin mole removal can be covered. However, you need to know that if the moles are removed for cosmetic purposes, it is unlikely that insurers would compensate you.
Common methods of removal include:
1. Excision/Cutting Off the Moles And Stitching
The moles can be cut away or excised using a scalpel. Local anesthetic is applied on the area to numb the pain. The open wound would be stitched.
2. Cauterization/Burning Off the Moles
Moles can be cauterized ie burnt off.
3. Laser Surgery
Laser surgery is perhaps the cleanest and most sophisticated method of mole removal. But it can be really expensive if the number of moles to be removed is many. Turn to this as a last resort only if the moles cannot be treated in other ways.
There are ways to live with moles, rather than to remove them totally. Stay away from the sun as it will prevent the moles from developing into malignant ones. Apply sunblock for UV protection when you are out of the house.
Applying special cosmetics would also hide the moles if they are tiny and unnoticeable.
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