Moles/ Benign Skin Growths Removal
Are moles cancerous?Most moles are harmless in this part of the world. However, they can be unsightly. Nevertheless, a small percentage of moles can develop into more dangerous form. If you notice any changes in mole’s colour, size, shape or height, or if the mole starts to bleed, ooze, tender or itch, you should consult the doctor immediately.
What are the different types of benign skin growths? Milia, skin tags, seborrheic warts, syringoma, xanthelasma, hyperplastic sebaceous glands, sebaceous cysts.
How do laser remove benign skin growths?
Ablative laser such as CO2 Laser or Erbium:YAG Laser is one of the simplest methods in removing the lesions. The principle is to flatten the lesions, seal the blood vessels, break up any pigments and remove the thin layer with high precision. You might feel slight discomfort but local anesthetic can be applied to reduce the pain. There is usually no need for stitches.
Any other treatments that work?
Electrical cauterization, cryotherapy or strong local chemical peel can be used to treat this problem.
How many sessions of treatment are needed?
Most of the moles can be removed completely in 1 session. However, in some cases, further clearing sessions might be indicated to achieve optimum result.