The removal of moles is possible through the use of 3 different procedures, shave mole removal, laser mole removal, mole excision. The shave mole removal uses a special instrument and relies on the doctor’s technique to minimize scarring. The mole is first anesthetized and then scraped off the skin using a special skin blade. The laser utilized for removing moles pulses at the speed of 100 times per second and may use ablation as a way to evaporate moles. Other lasers may use the pigment in the mole as the target for removal. This helps in preventing unnecessary skin damage while minimizing scarring risks. Mole removal using this laser technique is known to offer excellent cosmetic results. The only drawback is the reoccurrence of moles given the laser beam does not penetrate deep into the tissue. Often times, repeating the procedure may be necessary.
The excision treatments for mole removal are performed under the effects of local anesthesia to minimize pain and/or discomfort for the patient. The healing and recovery time entailed in surgical mole removal is approximately one to two weeks.