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Mole Removal Ė Remove Those Ugly Moles
Mole removal may be an option for some folks if it is purely for cosmetic reasons. It becomes necessary and is hardly a choice for those who suffer from cancerous moles. Yet there is another group of people who love their moles, especially Asians who believe that moles would bring them good fortune and wealth. Whether it is for cosmetic or health reasons, the procedures for mole removal is almost identical. I will share with you some of the common methods to get rid of those ugly moles at the dermatologist and how you can live with your moles if you wish to.
Before you visit the dermatologist to get the moles removed, consult him to see if your growth condition is a medical condition that is malignant. This is necessary for you to clarify with your insurance company to assess if they would pay for the medical bills. You may wish to note that if your moles are not malignant and you still opt to remove them, your insurance policy would not be able to cover these expenses as cosmetic surgeries are not covered.
In your first examination at the dermatologist, he/she would perform a biopsy. He/she would excise the mole partially, and take the small sample tissue for scrutiny under the microscope. In some instances, they may require to send it in for laboratory testing to ascertain if the mole is cancerous. If the mole is assessed immediately as malignant, the dermatologist would instantly remove the mole including the adjacent skin as a safety precaution. Local anesthetic may be applied to alleviate the pain caused by the excision.
There are few ways of mole removal:
1. Excision and Stitching
This is the most common of all treatment methods. The dermatologist would use a scalpel to cut off the mole and stitch it back.
2. Excision with Cauterization
The moles may be excised using cauterization or burning off with electricity.
3. Laser surgery
Though this treatment is supposed to be the most thorough, it is more appropriate for smaller moles. Larger moles are deeper beneath the skin surface and laser cannot penetrate deep enough for complete treatment. Another setback of using laser is the high costs involved. If the number of moles to be removed is substantial, it is not the best choice.
Benign moles donít really interfere much with our daily lives and need not be removed in most cases. It is also easier to live with them especially with smaller facial moles. Special cosmetics can be applied over the moles to conceal them. Ensure that you apply high SPF sun block with UV protection to shield your skin from the harmful sun rays when you are outdoors.
I hope these tips have given you some handles on what to do when you are thinking of whether to remove your moles. If you are keen to know more about how to remove moles naturally and easily from home with special home remedies, without spending large sums of money at the dermatologist, read up on my blog.
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