Many people are plagued by moles at one time or another. While they usually pose no threat, people can nonetheless be self-conscious about them whenever they are located on the face. They can also interfere with wearing clothing if they are especially large. Moles must be watched carefully for changes, as ones that increase in size or change in color could indicate skin cancer. Rather than be bothered by moles, many people elect to have them removed. These patients can benefit a great deal from choosing laser mole removal for a number of reasons:
- There is a reduced risk of scarring with laser mole removal when compared to other extraction methods. This is because laser light breaks down the pigment in the mole, yet does not cause any damage to the skin. In many cases, there will be no evidence that a mole was ever present once the lesion completely dissipates.
- There is little pain involved. Since the laser beam is directed at the mole, that is usually the only area that has a noticeable reaction at all. Even then, it is usually reduced to only a mild tingling sensation.
- Reduced risk of infection. An infection is more likely to occur whenever an incision is made, because this provides an avenue for bacteria to enter the body. Since no cuts are made with laser mole removal, the risk of infection is greatly reduced.
- Takes very little time. Each laser treatment takes between 30 and 60 minutes, and patients are free to resume normal activities immediately afterward. Larger moles may require up to three sessions before they are completely removed.
Don’t think you have to live with unsightly or embarrassing moles. Laser treatment is readily available at our clinic, and has been proven to be effective at mole removal. Contact us to find out more about the procedure or to schedule an appointment.