An Introduction to Mole Removal

by Aaron Lilly

Moles are not liked by anyone, they will embarrass people. Hence many people want it to be removed as it spoils the look.

The two methods that are used to remove moles are by cutting off the mole and then put stitches or by burning the moles using a tool. The scientific names for these methods are excision and stitching, and excision and cauterization.

Some people have tried using lasers to get rid of their moles, however this is not usually the chosen method because the laser light does not penetrate as deep as need be to remove moles that are deeply rooted in the skin. Many dermatologists will prescribe the excision method with stitches or without, usually dependent on whether the mole is deep and if the outcome is positive.

Many people think that a mole is just a dark spot or one of the many irregularities that can be found within the skin, however doctors may disagree. The procedure for removing moles is vastly different from the skin marks that people may experience. The marks that are often confused as moles are birthmarks, some abnormal blood vessels or Keratoses.

Many people wonder just how moles are caused; some people may get their moles at birth while others may come with age. Another major cause of moles is sun exposure, which plays a major role in the development and look of moles. Lastly, moles may appear simply because you are from a family that is prone to moles.

The mole removal method involve some risks as they may result in skin infection, skin allergy or may be even affect on the nervous system. A dermatologist with the best skills has to be consulted in order to avoid the side effects.

The risk will increase depending on where the mole is present and what method is being used for the removal of the mole. The doctor has to tell you about the type of mole and present a general idea on how the mole removal procedure will take place. There might be scars left behind after the surgury is complete, even this will be a risk.

The methods is quite easily accomplished, you will want to clean everything with alcohol, so that the area is nice and clean, then the surgeon will numb the area with some sort of anesthetic, and then wait for the area to become numb, this usually takes about 15 minutes, 20 at the most. Depending on how large the mole is and the method of surgical procedure you will use, you may receive a drape to place over you. Then the removal technique is performed with the surgeon taking a scalpel and then proceeding to shave off the mole. Then they will use an instrument to burn the area and will then give a solution to make the area cleaned and to stop any bleeding which may occur after the mole is removed. Then an antibiotic is used to heal the wound, and then the area needs to be covered with bandages.

By the time the wound is healed you might be addicted to the antibiotics and the bandages which are necessary to avoid infection, along with this you have to clean the wounded area every day with diluted hydrogen peroxide or with water. After the healing of wound you will be free from moles and go on with your life.

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