DermTV Mole Removal DermTV Epi 117
Hello, I’m Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. Mole removal is so easy. It takes a dermatologist less than a minute to remove a raised mole and, invariably, after the procedure, the patient says, â€œThat’s all there is to it? I can’t believe I waited so many years to have that mole removed.â€� Moles can either be raised, which are the most common ones and what most people are referring to when they’re talking.
About moles, or they can be flat, but today, we’re just going to talk about removing raised moles. Moles are a collection of a very large number of normal pigment cells called melanocytes and something that’s very special about raised moles is that, in addition to the portion of the mole that’s raised above the skin, there’s almost always an equal portion of the mole, an equal shape below the skin. Most people recognize moles as raised bumps on the skin, especially on the face. They can be skincolored or they can have some.
Brown or black color on the top. In addition, many moles have hairs in them. The reason that most people want to remove their moles is that they just don’t like the way they look. Most of these moles are acquired during life, not born with them, so when patients see them appearing newly on their face, they just don’t like them. But the good news is removing them is so easy. A little bit of local anesthesia is injected into the skin right underneath the mole, then a flat instrument shaped like a knife is used to literally slice the portion of the mole that’s raised off the.
Surface of the skin and that portion of the removed mole is sent to the laboratory, not because it’s abnormal but everything that’s removed is sent to the laboratory for biopsy. This way, we never get surprises. It takes about a week for the surface where the mole was removed to heal, and it results in pink skin which then takes a couple of weeks for the pink color to fade. We get excellent, excellent cosmetic results with flat skin which is usually skincolored which means there’s nothing to see where the mole was removed. On occasion, less than 10% of the time, when there’s color.
Inside the mole, not just at the top, not just on the bottom, but if the color is right at the level of the skin where the mole was removed, then it’s possible to see some of that color back in the skin when the skin heals and, in that case, when the skin heals, it’s still flat but, instead of being skincolored it can be darkcolored or whatever color the mole was. So, if you have moles that you’re not crazy about and that you’d like to have removed, see your dermatologist for fast, easy mole removal.
Northridge Mole Removal
At Valley Urgent Care located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Northridge California, we take care of your spots, dots, lumps and bumps. We offer Mole Removal, Skin Tag Removal, Wart Removal, Removal of Small Skin Lesions, Destruction of old aging spots on the skin, Ingrown toenail removal, Incision and Drainage, and Fatty lump and bump removal. And many other common procedures that you may need. We use a local anesthetic to completely numb the area, so you shouldn’t feel a thing. After the procedure is done your tissue is sent to a lab to examine for any abnormal cells that maybe cancerous, but most of the time these skin lesions are noncancerous or life threatening.
We will give you your results in your followup appointment in about seven days. Join me, Bardia Anvar, at Valley Urgent Care in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Northridge California, to take care of your spots, dots, lumps, and bumps!.