Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
Neo TrueNorth

Understanding Mole Removal:

Mole removal is a common dermatological procedure aimed at removing benign or potentially cancerous moles (nevus) from the skin. This procedure may be performed for cosmetic reasons or as a preventive measure to eliminate moles that exhibit suspicious features or changes over time.

Indications for Removal:

Mole removal may be recommended for patients with the following conditions:

  • Suspicious Moles: Moles that exhibit irregular borders, asymmetry, variable color, or changes in size, shape, or texture.
  • Cosmetic Concerns: Moles that are cosmetically bothersome due to their size, location, or appearance.
  • Irritation or Discomfort: Moles that cause irritation, itching, bleeding, or discomfort due to friction with clothing or accessories.

The Surgical Procedure:

At Neo TrueNorth, mole removal procedures are performed by our skilled dermatologists using various techniques tailored to each patient’s needs:

  • Evaluation: The dermatologist examines the mole and assesses its characteristics to determine the most appropriate removal method.
  • Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is typically administered to numb the area around the mole, ensuring patient comfort during the procedure.
  • Excision: Surgical excision involves cutting out the mole along with a small margin of surrounding skin using a scalpel or surgical scissors.
  • Electrosurgery: Electrosurgical techniques such as electrocautery or radiosurgery may be used to remove the mole and cauterize the surrounding tissue to minimize bleeding.
  • Laser Removal: Laser therapy may be employed to target and destroy pigmented cells within the mole while preserving surrounding skin.
  • Closure: Depending on the size and depth of the excision, the wound may be closed with sutures, surgical glue, or left to heal on its own.

Postoperative Care:

Following mole removal surgery, patients receive comprehensive postoperative care and wound management instructions:

  • Wound Care: Instructions on wound care, including keeping the area clean and dry, applying antibiotic ointment, and protecting the wound from sun exposure.
  • Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribed medications may be recommended to manage postoperative discomfort.
  • Scar Management: Advice on scar management techniques such as silicone gel sheets, massage, or topical treatments to minimize scarring and promote optimal healing.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor healing progress, assess the wound, and discuss any concerns or complications.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Mole Removal:

  • Expertise: Our board-certified dermatologists specialize in mole removal procedures, providing expert care and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique skin type and condition.
  • Safety: We prioritize patient safety and use advanced techniques and equipment to minimize risks and complications associated with mole removal surgery.
  • Cosmetic Outcome: We strive to achieve optimal cosmetic outcomes by employing meticulous surgical techniques and scar management strategies.
  • Patient-Centered Care: We understand the importance of patient comfort, satisfaction, and peace of mind throughout the mole removal process, providing compassionate care and support every step of the way.

At Neo TrueNorth, we are dedicated to providing exceptional dermatological care and mole removal services to help you achieve healthy, clear, and radiant skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our mole removal procedures.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Kiran Petkar

Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetologist

Dr Keertana Devasani

General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgeon, Burn Surgeon, Diabetic Foot Surgeon, Cosmetologist