Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Mole Removal

A large population around us has one or more moles on any part of the body. The moles are normal; there is no health risk associated. If a person wants to get flawless skin, it is possible to get rid of them. The moles can be removed surgically and non-surgically. The question is; what is the best way of mole removal? This blog post answers this essential question.

What are moles?

Moles are tiny spots of tan, brown, black, or skin color. Some of them are flat, while others are raised. Although the skin moles represent a slightly abnormal development in the skin cells, moles have different meanings in different cultures. For some people, it adds to the beauty, while others consider it a flaw.

Continue reading if you are wondering how to get rid of moles on your face.

Moles and Health Risks

The dark marks on the skin are common. If you have a mole anywhere on your body, there is no reason to panic because, in most cases, they are harmless. Except for the aesthetic woes, moles pose no health risks. By removing them using a surgical or non-surgical technique, a person can have flawless skin.

However, the problem is that skin cancer or melanoma starts with a tiny (mole-like) dot on the skin. So, you need to be careful if there is a dark spot on any area of your body. Regularly observing your body in a large mirror is a good habit to learn if there is a risky spot.

If a cancerous cell appears on the skin’s surface, it changes in shape, grows in size, and changes color. So, you should remember the ‘ABCDE rule’ to determine if your mole is risky. The spots that represent skin cancer have the following characteristics often referred to as the ABCDE rule:

  • Asymmetrical shape
  • Border irregularity
  • Color that is not constant
  • Diameter greater than 6 mm
  • Evolving size, shape, or color

Surgical Mole Removal

Moles are dark marks on the skin; some people like them, while others do not. For most people, they are not desirable because they make the skin flawed. So, a beholder can remove them through a surgical treatment. A mole can be removed surgically where a small piece of the affected area’s skin is cut off. The mole removal surgery is a same-day procedure that removes the mole and stitches the skin. However, we can have the procedure without stitches, too.

The mole can be removed through two surgical techniques:

  1. One way is to shave the mole down with the help of a scalpel followed by stitches. To make it suture-less, the professional will shave the raised skin slightly below the skin level using a scalpel. 
  2. The second option is excision; here, the mole is numbed and cleaned under local anesthesia. If the mole is on the face, we can use the excision technique to nip it in the bud.

Non-Surgical (Laser) Move Removal

Some people are afraid of skin cuts and stitches. If you are not a surgery person, you can remove your moles non-surgically. We can use laser technology to treat skin spots safely. The latest laser machines effectively and safely remove moles.

During this technique, a laser machine emits beams of laser light to remove the mole. The professional makes sure the laser only affects the target area.

In most cases, just one laser session is not enough to hide the mole completely. Moreover, there are some minor and temporary side effects as well that may take a few days to go. Otherwise, this option is totally safe without any health risks.

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Mole Removal

Consider laser mole removal if the mole size is small. With laser treatment, the mole removal is prominent, and there is no fear of scarring. This technique delivers immediate results, and side effects are minor and temporary. Moreover, the treatment does not cost a lot and is usually affordable.

If you are not afraid of cutting and stitching the skin, you should go for surgical mole removal. The surgery will be performed under local anesthesia, so there will be no pain. However, the cost depends on the nature of the surgery.

The Bottom Line

Whether you are interested in surgical mole removal or non-surgical mole removal, the Laser Skin Care Clinic is the right choice. Do you need more information? We would love to answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us by calling our number or filling the short online form.