Mole Removal

Mole Removal Options

Patients are often surprised by the number of mole removal treatment options that we offer. Whether you’re doing it for cosmetic reasons or because they’re making you uncomfortable, there are solutions for you. To date, there are four ways to perform mole removal, which include laser, punch removal, shave removal, and surgical excision. Here’s a breakdown of the mole removal treatments we do in Glendale and Encino:

# 1 Laser removal

Although this technique is probably the least likely to be used, it’s better for treating multiple moles in one session. The laser ray essentially raises the mole away from the skin surface while keeping the adjacent skin intact.

#2 Punch removal

If you have a small and flat mole, then this is likely the best method. Here, a skin punch instrument with a circular blade is used to remove the mole.

#3 Shave removal

Here, a dermatologist will use a thin, sharp razor-like tool to slice away the mole.

#4 Surgical excision

This method is similar to the shave removal procedure, except it includes also removing the subcutaneous fat layer. Stitches are typically needed afterward.

Your BHSkin Dermatology specialist will discuss the best mole removal option for you. However, whatever you do, don’t try removing a mole yourself! If you let a professional do it, you decrease the risk of infection and scarring. Plus, it’s not uncommon for us to remove the mole and examine it for cancer cells. We can take care of your mole removal right here in Glendale, CA.

Mole Removal Near Me: Los Angeles Area

If you are wondering, where is there mole removal near me? then wonder no more. BHSkin Dermatology has board-certified medical professionals to ensure you get the quality treatment you deserve. If wondering whether mole removal is the next best step, you’ll be happy to know that patients inquire about this procedure because it’s:

#1 Highly Successful

Mole removal is extremely successful and one session is usually all it takes. Our experienced dermatologists will be able to look at your mole and determine the best technique for you.

#2 Practically Painless

Are you worried about pain? Most people report only feeling pressure. We’ll numb the area that contains the mole before the procedure begins in order to maximize your comfort.

#3 Short and Simple

Usually done on an outpatient basis, the turnaround time for this procedure is relatively quick. Your mole removal procedure could be done in just a few minutes, but in some cases, it takes up to an hour.

#4 Mild Side Effects

The main side effect patients can expect is some bleeding. However, after the procedure, the doctor will give you instructions on handling side effects. A scar will likely form from the incision.

What to Expect Before, During, and After Removal

Here’s what you can expect before, during, and after the removal.

Before Mole Removal

Before any procedure, we’ll have an in-person mole removal consultation at our Glendale, CA office. We also offer virtual consultations so you talk about your concerns from the comforts of your home. We’ll discuss your medical history, your expectations, and we’ll provide feedback on what we think the best method is for you.

During Mole Removal

Before the procedure, we’ll measure and map the area. Your dermatologist will then clean and numb the area. After that, you’ll go through the process of receiving one of the mole removal treatments mentioned above. In some cases, stitching is done, but that only takes a few minutes.

After Mole Removal

Recovery time can vary, again, depending on the size of the mole and how deep the dermatologist cut into the surrounding tissue. If you receive stitches, you’ll likely have to come back in two weeks to have them removed. There should be no severe pain as the wound heals, except for some soreness and itchiness. However, expect some kind of scar after the procedure.


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