Moles are growths on the skin that can appear brown or black anywhere on face and body. Moles can appear flat or raised on the body. Usually moles are benign but they can be cancerous. Most people will decide to have a mole removal for one of two reasons; aesthetic or precautionary. A mole in the wrong place can make a person feel uncomfortable or displeased with the way they look. Others may want to remove suspicious moles as a precautionary treatment for skin cancer.
The procedure lasts no longer than an hour.
A mole is usually removed by excision, or cutting off. The procedure is performed using a topical anesthetic to numb the skin after which the surgeon will cut the mole out of the skin.
There is minimal downtime after a mole removal. Patients can return to their regular activities within a week. There may be a very small scar that remains after the surgery.
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