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HOO Mole Excision

A mole or nevus appears in your childhood or teenage years and range in color from your natural skin color, to pink, to brown to black.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HOO MOLE REMOVAL?

Generally we remove a mole to test and see if it is cancerous, or if the patient is not happy with the way it looks or how it feels. Most moles do not require treatment and are harmless. However, if there is a change in the appearance of the mole, you should have it checked by a board-certified dermatologist especially if there is a change in the color, shape, size, if it bleeds or if it is itchy.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE?

With surgical excision, we use a scalpel to separate the mole from the rest of your skin. Depending on the type of mole, we may take a margin of the healthy skin to ensure all of the atypical cells are removed and then we grasp the segment and lift the mole away.

Another technique is shaved excision, we use a single or double-bladed razor and we shave the growth off of the level of the skin surrounding it. We may lightly burn the area around the removed mole to improve the appearance of any scar after healing. Shave excision can also provide a tissue sample for analysis, however, it is not that much useful for looking for deep tumor margins and cannot be used to distinguish between different types of cancer.

IS THERE DOWNTIME?

Most mole removal surgeries are quick outpatient procedures. There may be a little soreness but it should be tolerable. It will likely take around 2 to 3 weeks to heal from a mole removal.

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