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At Skin Clinic Robina, our Doctors can safely remove all unwanted moles and lesions.
There are many reasons you may choose to have moles removed, with the most common being; cosmetic, discomfort and skin cancer prevention.
Whilst not posing an immediate medical danger to a person’s health, cosmetic mole removal can be done for the comfort of the patient. This can include both cosmetic reasons and if the mole is causing discomfort, pain, or irritation. This typically includes the skin that is covered by a bra strap or waist belt. Other examples can also include areas of the face (including under the chin and back of the neck) where a large mole or lesion can interfere with shaving.
A more common reason patients seek to remove moles is the increased threat of skin cancer. Skin blemishes such as freckles and moles can often be the direct result of sun damage. Although they are typically harmless, it is possible for a common mole to become cancerous. If you are concerned about a particular mole on your body, we strongly advise you to consult with one of our skin cancer accredited Doctors.
We offer three different treatment methods for cosmetic mole removal;
The length of the procedure depends on the amount of moles you wish to have removed and the method of treatment you elect to use. It can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.
With every mole removal procedure performed, there is a chance that a faint scar will be left behind. Our Doctors utilise the very latest techniques and technologies to guarantee that scarring – if any, is minor. Patients may experience mild skin irritation, immediately after the treatment. Your Doctor will advise you on the necessary post-operative instructions, which will vary depending on which method of treatment you have chosen to use.
Once the mole has been successfully removed, it typically will not grow back again.
Radiofrequency –a scab will typically develop around 1 – 2 weeks immediately following the procedure, after which will dry out and break off around 1 week later. The treated area may remain red for 1 – 3 months after the procedure.
Laser –whilst side effects are extremely uncommon, the treated area can become infected or sometimes heal with a very slight discolouration. This will usually fade over time.
Excision –the treated area may remain red and slightly sore for a few days following the procedure and patients are advised to use sunscreen. Excision removal can lead to minor scarring.
For all matters concerning cosmetic mole removal at our Gold Coast clinic, contact the team at Skin Clinic Robina today.