Mole Removal

Moles are pigmented dark spots or growth that appear on the skin. Also referred to as the beauty spots/beauty marks! These tiny dark spots are usually considered as an attractive feature that adds to one’s beauty. Almost all individuals have a spot / mole and these usually appear in early childhood and in adolescence. Most moles are harmless and are just a cluster of pigmented cells called melanocytes. Moles that appear in adulthood does require more attention and any change in colour or size of the moles must be clinically assessed to rule out malignancy (cancerous growth).

Though completely harmless, pigmented spots or moles on the face or other parts could be a cause of concern for many individuals. A large spot on the face could be coming in the way of your confidence and you might be looking for an option to tone down the dark spots/growth. At Tamira, we offer a range of solutions to skin mole removal and treatment as per your requirement giving utmost care to your health, safety and aesthetic needs. Mole removal treatments involves the technique of radiofrequency, laser and surgery.

What are the types of skin mole treatments available?

You should consider a skin mole treatment or removal only if it hinders with your appearance or your day to day life. Some moles do become inconvenient if it rubs against your clothes and causes pain or irritation. In such cases, it is best advised to see a dermatologist or a cosmetologist and get the required treatment. Today, there are a plenty of online resource that suggests home-based mole removal and treatment. These treatments are not backed by valid research and hence must be avoided at all costs. You could get to read about removing moles using scissors or burning them with vinegar, which must definitely not be tried at all costs. It is not that they would fail to give the desired results but could also be dangerous leading to complicated side-effects.

It is best to seek help from a dermatologist to remove or treat moles. Doctors usually follow the below two methods for skin mole treatment, namely;

  • Surgical excision – a mole is removed by way of surgery where the mole is removed and the skin is sutured back.
  • Surgical shave – a blade is used to shave off the mole after numbing the surrounding regions of the mole.

One must always check for colour, size and shape changes of the moles and must seek the required medical help/advice.

Is it dangerous to remove a mole?

As discussed, a home-based mole removal could be dangerous, especially, if you are looking at cutting or burning the moles. There are a lot of risks involved in this, mainly, the risk of infection and spread of the moles to surrounding areas. Moreover, if the tools used are not sanitized thoroughly and sterilized, it could cause more harm than good.

It is definitely dangerous to remove a mall at home and one must avoid it. A mole needs to be examined thoroughly to understand if it is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). One must visit a qualified dermatologist to remove the moves painlessly and for careful examination of the moles post excision.

How can one remove moles on the face?

Moles on the face may not be a pleasant experience to many, especially, if they cover a large area and are highly pigmented. It is clearly not advisable to try harsh home remedies for mole removal. As discussed earlier, there are high chances that it could lead to adverse side effects. It is advisable to seek help from a professional to understand the type, size and shape of the mole and the treatment options.

A doctor would perform an excision surgery or a shave excision to remove the mole.  He/ she could also suggest a laser or radiofrequency (RF) mole removal treatment.

Moles on the nose, head, and other parts of the face are treated in a similar manner depending on the nature and number of moles.

Moles on the eyelids could be bothersome and requires clinical attention at most times. A dermatologist might perform freezing or burning of the mole or skin tag. In some cases, they could also perform an excision using surgical scissors, especially to heal hanging moles.

What is mole removal by laser treatment?

Laser mole removal is a highly sought after technique since it is non-invasive and safe. Since laser treatment does not have the need for excisions / suturing, there is a significant reduction in getting infections. Lasers can be effective for moles that are tough to reach otherwise and also has the benefit of removing multiple moles together. There are other benefits to having a mole removal by laser such as

  • Tissues around the region of the mole would stay intact with no damage
  • No scarring left behind post treatment
  • Minimal time for recovery
  • Minimal post procedural care and after-effects

As part of this treatment, laser rays / high energy waves are passed through the moles. The moles then absorb these laser waves and falls away from the surface of the skin. The skin around the mole stays intact while you may find a slight discolouration on the place of the mole which will settle within a few weeks’ time. Moreover, it is an added advantage that moles can be removed without leaving behind any scars using this technique.

What is a flat mole removal?

Most flat moles are irregular and are often flat to the skin’s surface. Some flat moles disappear with time, while some might stay back. If flat moles are a cause of concern to the individual, one must visit the cosmetologist. Flat moles are often removed using laser technique or surgical shave. These moles do not often require surgical excision. Laser treatment for flat moles aim at fading the mole by directing high energy waves to the mole. One might require two to three rounds of treatment for the moles to completely disappear.

What is a mole hair?

Some moles have a hair growing over the mole, which is referred to as mole hair. On a flat mole, one could remove the hair by waxing

What is surgical removal of a mole?

Moles can be removed through surgery which is also referred to as full-thickness excision. This method involves making a small opening at the site of the mole and clearing out the mole from deep within the skin. This does ensure that the mole would not return, making it a permanent solution to treating the mole. Removal of large moles would be possible with This is usually done in a clinical set up under local anesthesia and would take a minimal time of half hour for the procedure to be completed depending on the nature of the mole. Though surgical mole removal comes with a slight risk of infection, it is considered to be a safe and permanent treatment option.

Will a dermatologist remove mole on the first visit?

A dermatologist usually would advise for mole removal on the second visit. Patients must have a through discussion on the treatment and pre-procedural care that is required before treatment.

What is the cost of a mole removal procedure in India?

A mole removal procedure in India would cost around INR 12,000 and upwards. Depending on the size of the mole and how large or deep it is, the prices could vary. Laser mole removal could cost from around INR 11,000 to INR 1,00,000. Surgical removal of moles would cost higher compared to an excision shave or laser or RF treatments.

The cost of removing moles on the face would be anywhere between INR 12,000 to INR 1,50,000. The price is also dependent on the location, shape and size of the face mole and the treatment option.

What is the Pre-procedural care for mole removal?

One must adhere to the below mentioned steps before getting a treatment done –

  • Consultation from a qualified dermatologist / cosmetologist is a must to decide on the treatment and to rule out any chance of a melanoma (skin cancer)
  • General health evaluation and risk assessment must be done
  • For an excision surgery, the patient must follow care such as staying away from makeup for at least a week.

What are the post procedural care involved with mole removal treatments?

Although most mole removal treatments are safe, one could experience minor after effects for a short duration. This would include redness, swelling, burning sensation, change in color and others.

One must strictly follow the post-procedural care that the cosmetologist would suggest. Post skin mole removal treatment one must

  • Keep the site of the treatment clean and sterile, especially, if you had been advised dressing the area
  • Apply the prescribed ointment
  • Take medications as suggested by the doctor
  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight at least for a week
  • Use a sunscreen lotion with SPF above 30
  • Take antibiotics and other medications if prescribed
  • In case of stitches, it would be removed in a week or two’s time
  • Deal carefully with the treated region protecting it from accidents/injury
  • Have a wholesome fruit rich diet
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Continue mild and regular exercises

What is the best skin mole removal treatment?

When it comes to mole removal treatments, the results are dependent on various factors such as the size, shape, colour, number of moles, depth of the mole, age, pre-existing health conditions and others. To call out a single treatment option as the best would not be possible when it comes to skin mole removal. Although lasers are the most common treatment today for flat moles and smaller sized moles, other treatments too offer good results. Every procedure comes with its own pros and cons and it is best advisable to get a good understanding of the procedure that would suit your need. A cosmetologist could provide a fact and result based approach depending on your skin lightening needs and health condition.

How to find skin mole removal doctors near you?

You will need a qualified health care professional like a dermatologist or cosmetologist to help you with a mole removal treatment. You could get in touch with these doctors through hospitals or skin care clinics in your locality. For skin mole removal treatment in Chennai, we at Tamira, assist you with qualified cosmetologists and professional staff during and after your treatment.

What makes the mole removal treatment at Tamira stay ahead of the rest?

At Tamira, we offer you with end to end assistance in your treatment which would begin with your consultation with highly qualified cosmetologists, selection of the right procedure, treatment plans and post procedural care. We respect every individual’s choice of having cosmetic/aesthetic related procedures and stand by our value of being honest and committed in our care.

Our mole removal treatments aim at addressing your skin related issues such pigmentation, darker and larger moles, skin tags, melanoma, moles on the face, red moles and other conditions. We adhere to the safest treatment protocol which involves assessing your skin’s reaction to lasers and supplements before getting into the complete procedure. After completion of every procedure we also put the individual through a home care skin care routine and treatment. We also have skin removal laser/ RF programs and surgical treatments and advice all our patients to consult a qualified cosmetologist or a plastic surgeon specialized in aesthetic treatments to choose the right option for you.

At Tamira, we offer a range of services which can be chosen depending on your concern. Book Doctor Appointment for mole removal treatment.

Radiofrequency removal

This technique of mole removal involves radiofrequency technology. The waves emitted are effective in removing protruding moles and de-pigmenting flat moles on the skin.
This procedure may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime but, the treated area would require 10 to 14 days to heal.

Laser removal

This variety of mole removal consists of laser technology to safely remove moles. The rays emitted can remove protruding moles and de-pigment flat moles. However, laser mole removal can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in darker skin tones and should be used with caution. This method of mole removal cannot be used in the periorbital (eye) region as it can cause damage to vision.

This procedure may cause redness, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime but, the treated area would require 10 to 14 days to heal.

Surgical removal

Surgical removal is the most precise method of mole removal. There are two techniques which are used, namely;
Surgical punch excision – this method involves ‘punching’ the skin to remove a protruding or flat mole. It is also widely used for a skin biopsy when malignancy is suspected.
Surgical shave – this technique includes the surgeon scraping the top layers of the skin encompassing the mole. A surgical shave is effective in de-pigmenting a mole and can be used only on flat moles. At times, this technique is also used for skin biopsies.
This procedure may cause redness, scarring, tenderness and irritation. Avoiding sun exposure is advisable and using sun protection of 30+ SPF is recommended. No makeup is to be worn prior-treatment or post-treatment. There is no downtime involved.

Benefits

  • Safe and effective methods to remove moles
  • Removes unflattering moles and freckles
  • Enhances one’s appearance
  • 30 min to 1 hr procedure
  • No downtime
  • Low risk
  • Mild effects (redness, irritation & scarring)
  • Fast healing time (10 to 14 days)

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