Mole removal is not always a medical necessity! Some people prefer moles removing for aesthetic or cosmetic purposes because of the position of the nevi in more delicate or exposed parts of the body. But even so, do not jump into undergoing a surgical procedure before you learn about the risks and benefits of such an intervention. There are also medical conditions that require moles removing, and this is often the case with certain dark spots on the body that resemble the preceding form of melanoma or skin cancer. Under such circumstances, the surgical procedure is compulsory and the only viable treatment for health preservation.
The surgical intervention for moles removing consist of three basic stages that present no difficulty whatsoever. First the area that will be treated has to be cleaned properly, and the most common disinfectants used here are Betadine and alcohol. Then, an anesthetic has to be applied on the area and left for fifteen minutes in order to numb the tissues and diminish the blood flow. Lidocaine works very well for such interventions, but first, the eventual intolerance to the anesthetic should be checked. The last measure to be taken in the preparatory stage of moles removing is the protection of the skin surrounding the treated area with some kind of material.
There are several ways of moles removing corresponding to different dermatological-surgical procedures: cauterization, laser therapy and excision represent the three main choices. The choice of the intervention mode depends on a variety of factors such as the size of the mole, the location, the depth in the deep skin layers and the patient’s health condition. Stitches are often necessary for deep wounds in the case of large moles, which means that the healing time will also be longer. Regardless of how you get the moles removed, the use of topical antibiotics after the cleaning of the wound is compulsory to prevent infections.
After moles removing, the doctor will take tissue samples in order to put them under the microscope and determine the benign or malign nature of the moles. In case you have stitches, you’ll need to go to the doctor in seven or ten days and have them removed. Moreover, the dermatologist will ask you to come to regular medical appointments for check ups and investigations. Make sure you don’t neglect skincare. Any moles that change in time are a threat and an alarm signal that should not be ignored or left to pass unnoticed.