WHAT ARE MOLES?
Moles are small lesions in the skin. They are a collection of Melanocytes. Melanocytes are melamin producing cells. Melamin is a pigment which gives skin color. Moles occur when skin cells in the skin grow in a cluster, instead of being spread throughout the skin. Moles are usually brownish, but some may be much darker, while others are skin colored. They can be rough, flat, raised, and have hair growing out of them. There many different types of moles and they can change in appearance and amount.
If you have moles, you should have them checked regularly, for changes in texture and appearance. Have your family Dr or Dermatologist assess and diagnose, before deciding on removal options.
HOW IS IT TREATED?
Laser Resurfacing: smoothing a raised mole flush with skin, and or removing pigment in mole
Cauterization: Flatter, smaller moles, using electrical current to scrape off raised mole, smooth
Shave Excision: (shave Biopsy): the area around the mole is numb/frozen, a small blade is used to cut around & under mole, NO SUTURES NEEDED(STITCHES)
Excisional Surgery: the area is numb/frozen, the mole is cut out of skin, using a scalpel or punch device, SUTURES REQUIRED.
See the Symmetry difference.