You don’t have to live with unattractive and potentially dangerous moles. Whatever your reason for wanting mole removal, we will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Below, we’ve answered some important and common questions our patients have about mole removal so that you can decide which treatment is right for you.
What Is a Mole?
A mole is a type of unusual skin cells that are called melanocytes, which are responsible for producing melanin. When these cells cluster together, they will form those dark brown spots on your skin, and as these cells are exposed to sunlight, the highly-concentrated melanin will darken. Moles form for different reasons, including genetics and exposure to the sun.
Why Should I Remove Moles?
There are various reasons why you should have your moles removed. For one, if a mole is making your feel self-conscious, then removing can help improve your self-confidence. Second, it’s important to have your moles removed because it possible for them to contain cancerous cells. While it is true that not every mole is cancerous, any mole that is irregular, large, or multi-colored has an increased risk of being cancerous. For your peace of mind and to reduce the risk of cancerous cells spreading, we always recommend having moles removed.
How Is An Incision Removal Performed?
The incision removal procedure is performed by removing the mole through the use of a scalpel. As a mole exists underneath your skin, an incision removal is the only way to remove the mole completely. Simply shaving off a mole doesn’t work, as the mole will inevitably grow back. The scalpel incision, however, will ensure that the entirely of the mole is removed.
Is There Downtime with Mole Removal?
Generally, there is no downtime with mole removal. With the incision treatment, you will need to keep the area clean. And with any treatment option, you will need to refrain from wearing makeup. Other than that, you can resume your normal activities right after your mole removal.
Will My Mole Be Tested for Cancer?
Yes, we are able to biopsy your mole before removal so that we can have it tested. Those results will take a week or two to come in.
If you’ve been worried about any of the moles on your body, then it’s time to get rid of them so that they don’t bother you anymore. Precision MD is conveniently located in Elk Grove. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!