Cosmetic Mole Removal Gold Coast

Cosmetic Mole Removal

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.

Skin Cancer Screening

Cosmetic or Discomfort

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.

Skin Cancer Prevention

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.

Advantages of Cosmetic Mole Removal

  • Minimal scarring
  • No downtime, great outcomes that ensure the immediate resumption of your daily activities and no downtime
  • Safety; as we are a skin cancer clinic, your mole will be examined by a skin specialist to ensure that it is not cancerous before being removed

What Treatment Methods Do You Use?

We offer three different treatment methods for cosmetic mole removal;

  • Radiofrequency (RF)
    • High frequency wavelengths are used to shave the protruding mole. The wavelengths are concentrated within an electrode tip, which delicately slices through the skin while simultaneously coagulating the blood, ensuring that no bleeding occurs.
  • Laser
    • Similar to Radiofrequency, laser treatment is a non-surgical method of mole removal. The procedure utilises potent light-based technology to eliminate moles and other pigmentation conditions such as age spots and sun-damaged skin.
  • Excision
    • this refers to the surgical method of mole removal. There are two types of excision for mole removal; excision with cauterisation and excision with stitches. With cauterisation, the surgeon will slice off the mole, before using an electrical device to cauterise the wound and prevent bleeding. Similar to the cauterisation method, excision with stitches involves the removal of the mole using a scalpel except the wound is stitched up, instead of cauterised.

How Long Does It Take?

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.

Will It Leave a Scar?

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.

How Long Will The Treatment Last?

Once the mole has been successfully removed, it typically will not grow back again.

Are There Any Side Effects?

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.

What Steps Are Involved?

  1. Arrange for a skin check with one of accredited skin doctors to ensure that your mole can be safely removed
  2. Once the mole has been deemed safe for cosmetic removal, a consultation is arranged
  3. During the consultation, the doctor will explain the treatment options available to you and answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you like, we can arrange to have your consultation and treatment conducted on the same day
  4. At the commencement of your treatment session, your mole will be thoroughly cleaned and a topical anaesthetic ointment will be applied to the area. After 10-15 mins, the mole removal procedure will begin. Upon completion, an antibacterial powder is placed on the treated area to keep it dry and free from infection

The Treatment Process

The following is a collection of brief clips, demonstrating the treatment process for cosmetic mole removal.

Commonly Asked Questions

How much does it cost to get a mole removed?
Can you remove moles with skin tag remover?
Does mole removal leave a scar?
How long should a mole bleed after removal?
Can moles grow back after removal?
Does it hurt getting moles removed?
How long does a removed mole take to heal?
Can removing a mole cause cancer?

Contact Skin Clinic Robina

For all matters concerning cosmetic mole removal at our Gold Coast clinic, contact the team at Skin Clinic Robina today.

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