Moles are skin growths that are made of a cluster of cells that are either pigmented or the skin color. These growths can appear anywhere from the face, chest, shoulder, back, hands, legs or arms. If a mole changes and becomes darker in color, this means that is a lot of melanin or pigment in the cells that make up this particular mole. At a facial cosmetic surgery center, you can choose to endure mole removal to remove both cancerous (malignant) and non-cancerous (benign) moles.

Types of Moles

Generally, there are three types of moles:

  • Congenital moles (Those you have since you are born)
  • Acquired moles (Those that appear over time)
  • Atypical moles (Irregular moles that can be cancerous)

While many moles are benign, others are not. This makes it important to be evaluated by a board-certified medical professional before considering mole removal treatment.

A benign mole for some people can be a source of embarrassment, however it can be easily removed at a professional facial plastic surgery center so that it leaves minimal or no scarring at all. If you have a mole or moles that have changed significantly in color, size, shape or feel, it is important to have it checked out by a professional who is trained in assessing and removing moles.

What to Expect During a Consultation

During an initial consultation to discuss mole removal, a professional will evaluate the color, size and appearance of the mole or moles being treated. They will also assess your skin types and the type of surgical treatment they suggest. After this important evaluation, they will advise you on the best surgical option for your particular moles and health.

How Mole Removal is Done

Mole removal is a painless procedure that is conducted under local anesthesia in a sterile medical office. There are typically two mole removal options, the first is to remove the mole surgically with a scalpel. The second option is to remove the mole by burning it so that it is flat with the rest of your skin. A professional can advise you on the mole removal treatment they feel works best for you. Patients can expect a scab to form where the mole once was. This will usually flake off in about a week following treatment.

For deeper or more severe moles, a few stitches may be required. Following mole removal treatment, an antiseptic ointment is applied to the treated area regularly to promote healing. A sample is sent to a lab for a pathologist to test it for cancer. Although most are removed for cosmetic reasons, it is important to take the proper precautions to protect your health.

When you have a mole that you would like to have removed, schedule an appointment at our facial cosmetic surgery center today. This cosmetic treatment can help you gain your self-confidence back with ease. There is very little downtime associated with mole removal. Whether for health reasons or cosmetic purposes, mole removal treatment is a simple procedure that is conducted in a sterile medical office. Mole removal treatment is a safe, simple and pain-free procedure that can help improve the appearance of your skin and make you feel better. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon Edmonton has one of the best at Facial Cosmetic, with instant results that you're looking for, a facial cosmetic surgery center can offer you what you're dreaming of most, mole-free skin.

" Dr. Zakhary was amazing and very up front about the procedure. She answered all my questions in detail. Dr.Zakhary never made me feel rushed, she always took her time to make me feel confident in the procedure and in her. "

— Mary B.