Picture of a patient getting mole removal treatment by a dermatologist.

Mole Removal Treatment

Moles are commonly known as birth marks and ironically, contrary to its name, a mole may present itself anytime between birth and adolescence. A mole is a cluster of pigment producing skin cells and are seen on the skin as black or brown spots. These spots could be either flat or protruding. Moles can appear on any part of the body, mostly the upper half of the body, i.e., the face and the upper trunk. Moles are usually benign in nature.

While most moles are harmless, some may even be cancerous. However, moles are mostly removed because they tend to bother us cosmetically. The common reason why people seek treatment for moles is when they become itchy, or ulcerated, and/or cosmetically disfiguring.

How to remove moles?

Moles can be removed by Radiofrequency excision, Elliptical incision, and LASER. The LASER used in the treatment of moles could be either Q-switched Nd: YAG LASER or Long-pulsed Nd: YAG LASER.