For people like Cindy Crawford, moles can be a trademark beauty asset worth bajillions of dollars. For the rest of us mere mortals, they can range from mildly embarrassing to feeling as obvious Rudolph’s nose.
Dr. Lynn Klein and the team at Aesthetic Dermatology are proud to offer mole removal services for men and women of Bala Cynwyd and throughout Pennsylvania. Our customized treatments can help restore your skin to a mole-free appearance with a focus on natural, clear results.
For more information or to learn whether mole removal treatments could be right for you, please contact us online or call 610-668-2570 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologists.
How Mole Removal Works
Most moles are harmless and do not need treatment, so there’s no reason to remove moles just on principle. If you’re bothered by a mole, either because of the way it looks or because it rubs against clothing or makes shaving difficult, one of our board-certified dermatologists can remove it during an office visit, leaving the area smooth and mole-free. Never ever EVER try to remove a mole at home, as this can have serious health and cosmetic consequences.
Some moles can be cancerous. If this is the case for you, skin cancer treatment can remove the mole along with cancerous cells.
What to Expect from Mole Removal
Your exact mole removal treatment will be customized for your unique needs, including the type of mole and its location. Some moles can be shaved using a surgical blade, while others must be excised or removed with a laser. Depending on your needs, our dermatologists may apply a topical numbing agent to maximize your comfort during the removal itself.
If your mole is excised with a surgical blade, you may require stitches. Our dermatologists can explain more details about what to expect from mole removal once your mole has been examined and they decide upon the best approach for you.
Recovering from Mole Removal Treatment
Nearly all mole removal treatment methods will cause a scab to form over the treated area. The area will likely appear red and slightly swollen for anywhere from 1 week to 1 month. Once the treatment site has healed, you will have a scar where the mole used to be. Over time, the scar will fade and become more consistent with the surrounding skin.
If you’re concerned about scarring, laser resurfacing treatments can help minimize scars from mole removal after you have fully healed. Ask your dermatologist if you’re interested in learning about whether laser treatments may be right for you.
Typical Mole Removal Results
Your results from mole removal will depend on the size and location of the mole, as well as how your body responds to the treatment. You will most likely have a scar where the mole once was, but the scar can be hardly noticeable for some. Our dermatologists can also recommend the best skin care products for scar and wound healing.
Possible Mole Removal Side Effects
Our board-certified dermatologists will work with you to ensure that side effects from your mole removal procedure are at a minimum. With any surgery, there is a risk of infection or excessive bleeding. If you notice any painful or troubling side effects, notify our office immediately for a follow-up evaluation.
Learn More about Mole Removal
If you’d like to learn more about mole removal and see whether this treatment can help you meet your personal cosmetic goals, please contact Aesthetic Dermatology online or call 610-668-2570 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologists at our Bala Cynwyd practice.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.