As we grow older, areas of skin sometimes develop nevi, or moles. Moles are usually associated with a bump and/or a dark blemish or discoloration.
Some of us are born with moles. In other cases, moles seem to be caused by the sun. If you’re a woman over the age of 40, you may be prone to reddish colored lesions called “actinic keratoses,” which are caused by years of sun exposure. A mole can be flat or raised; others are stubbly and more commonly referred to as skin tags.
Some moles are considered “beauty spots” (a la Marilyn Monroe) but others can be less glamorous and sometimes painful. At Visage Facial Surgery, these moles can now be safely removed using methods that produce minimal scarring and restore your skin’s natural beauty.
The most common way to remove a raised mole is via excision, either with or without stitches, depending on how deep it goes. A mole can also be “shaved,” which produces a smaller scar, but the chances of it recurring are increased. A skilled surgeon like Dr. Quereshy can remove your mole with minimal scar tissue.
Some moles are hereditary and can lead to melanoma. During the initial visit, your mole will be examined to make sure it is non-cancerous.
Options for flattened moles include laser surgery. These moles usually do not go very deep, so laser light is used to break down the pigmentation, which is then absorbed by the body. This method usually produces the least amount of scar tissue, although several treatments are usually needed to completely eliminate the discoloration.
Unsightly skin tags can be painlessly removed by freezing or heat. These types of moles are benign and studies have shown they do not recur because of removal. A short office visit can usually take care of them.
Mole removal in Medina, Ohio is a relatively quick way to get rid of blemishes, helping to give you a new look and improve your self-confidence.
There is a possibility a mole can return – this usually depends on how it is removed. A shaved mole is more likely to grow back, while a mole where the roots have been completely excised, usually does not.
Most mole removal does leave a scar; an excised mole will leave a scar longer than the original mole. Dr. Quereshy will work to ensure that your scarring will be minimal.
A local anesthetic is applied during most mole removal procedures, so it is generally painless and usually takes only a few minutes, depending on the number of moles and type of procedure. After surgery, redness and scabbing may develop. Excised moles require a few stitches that need to be removed in about a week.
The Visage Surgical Institute is located in Medina, Ohio and serves local mole removal patients, as well as those from the greater Cleveland and Akron metro areas. For more information about mole removal in Medina, Ohio or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Quereshy, please call (330) 721-2323. Service areas include: Medina, Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Parma, Brunswick, Solon, Fairlawn, Cleveland Heights, Hudson, Wadsworth, Cuyahoga Falls, Strongsville & Kent Ohio.