The most common method of treating moles is laser removal, which is performed in the presence of atypia, permanent trauma to the mole. For aesthetic purposes, laser removal is the most effective way to remove moles.
When is mole removal recommended?
Most moles are benign growths. It is recommended to remove them if they are continuously traumatised by wearing clothes or shaving, cause psychological discomfort due to their unaesthetic appearance and are larger than 6 mm.
It is very important to monitor your moles for changes in size, colour, shape and condition, as such changes may be related to the skin cancer melanoma. It is recommended that you examine your own moles once a month, and if you notice any suspicious changes, you should immediately contact a dermatovenereologist for an evaluation.
At Primum Estetica, therapeutic and aesthetic laser procedures for the removal of moles and skin lesions are carried out using modern and safe medical CO2 lasers with a variety of removal programmes, which leave no residual marks after the procedure.
What are the advantages of laser mole removal?
- Ideal for removing moles in highly visible areas of the face and body;
- no damage to surrounding tissue during the procedure;
- moles can be removed even in hard-to-reach areas of the body;
- multiple moles can be removed in a single visit to the doctor;
- sometimes it can be dozens or tens of moles and other benign skin growths.
How do I prepare for a laser mole removal procedure?
If necessary, the area around the mole to be removed is anaesthetised with a small amount of anaesthetic, which is injected with a very fine needle. The local anaesthetic numbs the area to be removed, making laser mole removal painless and without any discomfort.
How is the laser mole removal procedure performed?
During the procedure, all the laser energy is focused on the mole or other skin lesion. There, the laser light energy is converted into heat, which evaporates the water in the cells, the lesion is removed, and the surrounding skin remains intact.
How long does the laser mole removal procedure take?
A laser mole removal procedure usually takes between 5 and 15 minutes.
What should I do after the laser mole removal procedure?
After the laser mole removal procedure, it is recommended that you use a special antibacterial ointment given by your doctor after the procedure for 5-7 days, twice a day, and that you do not wet the day of the procedure, or scratch, dig, or rub the healing skin. The skin on the face where the mole has been removed normally recovers in 5-7 days, but on other parts of the body it can take up to 10-16 days to recover.
It is very important to keep the laser-treated areas out of direct sunlight for at least 2 months. It is advisable to apply a cream with UVS protection (SPF 50+).
The anaesthetic injection causes the lesion to enlarge, so sometimes the laser cannot remove the root of the mole and it may grow back. The procedure may need to be repeated.
Is it safe to remove moles with lasers?
Laser removal of benign skin lesions, including moles, by a qualified doctor is completely safe and very effective.
However, it is very important to remember that a mole can only be removed by laser after it has been examined and confirmed that no signs of malignancy have been found. Therefore, each mole is carefully examined and evaluated by a dermatovenereologist at Primum Estetica before it is decided whether it can be removed by laser.
Which areas of the body can be treated with laser mole removal?
Laser mole removal can be performed anywhere on the face and body you want.
Does laser mole removal have side effects?
Complications after laser mole removal are extremely rare. Sometimes the surface of the treated skin may be uneven compared to the surrounding area, slightly raised or sunken. Over time, these irregularities smooth out. Depending on the size and location of the mole, a barely noticeable scar may be left after removal.