Benign skin lesions, such as moles, are a natural part of skin development and they appear early in life. Some of us come to embrace them, but for others, they are a source of embarrassment or discomfort.
The most common benign lesions are seborrheic and actinic keratoses, pyogenic granulomas, nevi (moles), and hemangiomas.
Laser Mole Removal Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What Happens During a Laser Mole Removal Treatment?
A: Most moles can be treated in a single appointment. First, a local anesthetic is applied to the treatment area for your comfort. Then, lasers are directed at the mole to remove it. The heat from the laser also stimulates collagen production so the skin will heal smoothly and evenly after the procedure.
Q: What Happens After the Laser Mole Removal Treatment?
A: During a laser mole removal appointment, our staff will offer guidance about aftercare and what to expect in the days following treatment. After the procedure, the skin will be somewhat red where the mole once was. Some ointment and light dressing will be applied to the area to protect it and promote healing.
Following the laser light mole removal procedure, some mild scabbing will form where the treatment took place, and this will fall off after a few days to expose healthy new skin.
During this part of the process, the area should be kept clean, moisturized, and protected from sun exposure. When the new skin is revealed, it might appear pink at first, but skin tone should even out over the following weeks: no mole or scarring, just fresh and beautiful skin.
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