Scientific advances allow remove moles in a simple and painless way. Skin lesions or alterations appear in different parts of the body for various reasons.
Although they mostly cause no problems, they are really uncomfortable to look at and can cause some self-esteem issues. For this reason, some clinical centers have specialized in adequate aesthetic treatments to safely remove moles, nevus, and warts.
How to remove moles?
Normally, in clinics and beauty centers they carry out a prior consultation of dermatology in which it is determined what is the aesthetic treatment that the person requires to eliminate a mole.
The purpose is to evaluate the characteristics of the mole and rule out that it is a cancerous lesion (melanoma). The diagnosis should be made by a specialist, who will assess the shape, size and color of the moles or nevus.
Why do moles appear?
Moles, or nevi, usually appear as small dark brown dots and are caused by clusters of cells that produce the pigmentation.
Most moles are harmless, but their appearance can cause discomfort and complexes. People have 10 to 40 moles They appear during childhood and adolescence, and may change in appearance or disappear over time.
Characteristics of moles
- They can develop anywhere on the body, such as the scalp, armpits, under the nails, and between the fingers and toes.
- Their appearance can be light brown, dark brown, red, blue, or pink.
- They could be smooth, wrinkled, flat, or raised. They may even grow hair.
- Most are round or oval
- They are almost always less than ¼ inch, around 6 millimeters in diameter.
- If the mole appears scabs that do not heal, bleeds and produces itching, we are facing the symptoms of a malignant lesion.
types of moles
Moles, also known as nevus, are benign skin tumors that occur from the growth of different types of cells. Nevi are classified as:
According to the appearance time:
- Congenital Moles: They are visualized from birth or first days of life.
- Acquired Moles: are those that appear from childhood and adolescence to 50 years of age.
According to the place of appearance:
- Composite Moles: they are usually flat and brown in color, sometimes with hair.
- Junctional moles: They have a rounded shape and their color can be brown, white, red or bluish. They appear during adolescence.
- Intradermal moles: They are characterized by being bulky and the same color as the skin.
- Dysplastic Moles: They are the ones with the highest risk, they have an irregular shape and variable colors.
Aesthetic treatment to remove moles
After examining the characteristics of the mole, the specialist will indicate the aesthetic treatment to eliminate it. The most widely used is the CO2 laser, and in more complicated cases cosmetic surgery is performed.
It is an innovative technology to remove moles, which uses a carbon dioxide laser to vaporize the dermis and polish the lesion until it disappears. The advantage of this technique is that it does not burn the skin and does not require incisions, therefore it does not leave a scar.
Usually, a single session is needed to remove a mole, however, intradermal nevus may require an extra application.
After this aesthetic treatment, rest is not indicated, you just have to maintain cleanliness in the area and place a product healing antiseptic prescribed by the professional.
Mole removal surgery
The technique used in a surgical intervention to remove moles will depend on the size, location of the lesion and the type of skin.
There are many methods though. the most common is spindle surgerywhich is performed under local anesthesia to make a cut with a scalpel that allows the removal of the complete piece and then the skin is sutured.
This technique is used when the mole is very voluminous or when it is found in places that are difficult to reach with the CO2 laser, such as the nasolabial fold. Behind the surgeryyou can continue with daily activities, always following the instructions of the treating physician.
This option is applicable in those protruding moles. It consists of slicing the protuberance of the lesion with the scalpel, until it is completely flat.
It is a quick and simple outpatient procedure that is done under local anesthesia. The results are aesthetically very favorablebecause, although the lesion is not removed in its entirety, it is reduced to the size of a freckle and is flattened until it becomes almost imperceptible.
Like the two previous techniques, hospitalization is not required and absolute rest is not required. Only hygienic care should be followed to ensure successful healing.
In both surgical shaving and spindle surgery, the removed lesion or part of the lesion is sent for pathology to determine whether the tissue is composed of malignant cells.
If you want to remove moles from your body, remember the importance of seeing a specialist dermatologist who will evaluate your case and indicate which aesthetic treatment is best for you.
You no longer have to live hiding that mole that gives you a complex!