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Mole Removal: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

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How is the treatment done?

Moles that are commonly skin growths mostly do not pose any harm and treatment is not necessary. Moles appear either right from the birth or ay also develop later in the life. They appear due to exposure to sun and become atypical or dysplastic moles. These are pigmented cell clusters appearing as dark small spots on the skin in varying sizes. Some moles can also appear due to heredity and can be atypical/ dysplastic and may have a greater risk of a melanoma. They can appear on face and all over the body. There may arise some atypical skin moles that are quite common with irregular borders. Moles may require removal if they pose cancer risk or may bother someone due to aesthetic reasons. Your physician may take a sample of the mole tissue for biopsy to check whether it is benign or malignant. The removal of moles may involve the process of electrodessication and curettage, surgical excision, shaving, removal with laser treatment, freezing or cryosurgery, punch biopsy technique and with home remedies.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Treatment methods for removing moles from your body involve techniques like curettage and electrodessication with the help of a sharp knife or scalpel or with a curette. Moles can also be removed without stitches by simply shaving it off with a scalpel from the surface of the skin or may be just below the skin level. Few cells grown underneath the surface of the skin will be removed which may require stitches, leaving a scar on its place. Some non-cancerous moles that have not gone deep into the skin can be given a freezing treatment with liquid nitrogen thereby freezing the mole’s growth. Post the freezing treatment a small blister can appear on the skin which may go away eventually. Mole removal with intense later radiation can be done with ones that do not growth out of the skin. Laser treatment usually requires two to three sittings for complete removal. The technique is useful for removal of moles that have gone deep into the skin and also useful for removing more than one mole at a time. With the punch biopsy technique, smaller skin moles can be punched out with a special instrument.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Anybody with an unwanted mole or a precancerous or malignant mole is eligible for the treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Most moles which are non-cancerous, or do not growth too much or do not bother the person, do not require mole removal treatment.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Removal of mole comes with certain side effects like infection, anaesthetic allergy, sometimes nerve damage and a scar on the removed mole site.

How long does it take to recover?

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What is the price of the treatment in India?

If the mole removal is done by curette, then it will take about 14 days to heal completely, if there are stitches about two to four weeks are required for complete healing and if the treatment is done by freezing the mole, it takes about 10 days to fall off.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The cost of mole removal will be about Rs. 300 to Rs. 2,000 inclusive of consultation, medication and surgery.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Yes, the results are permanent for that particular site but can appear on other site later.

Safety: Treatment Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Very High Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Low Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs. 400 to rs. 2,000

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Popular Questions & Answers

Now days in markets small losar pen are available which is remove the small mole or scare on face so the my question is 1 year ago mole removed on my face by laser treatment but small scare leave on my face can I use this pen for scare remove? Is it safe?

Those pens are not for scars as far as I know. Those are for skin tags, dpns, freckles etc. If you try to remove scar it may lead to more scar. Better visit proper dermatologist or plastic surgeon and get it treated.
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I am 22 years old im having a problem of moles there are too many moles on my face even on my lips my family doctor suggested to have a laser treatment for moles. I want to know is there any side effects of doing laser treatment for moles removing?

Hello. The scars and the pigmentation on the face are treatable. It's better to get it examined first so that we can identify the type of skin, scars and if they are hyper pigmented, atrophic or ice pick scars. The treatment are of various kind li...
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Two Months ago I have undergone mole removal treatment via RF. But this treatment has left scars. Although healing has taken place but results are not satisfactory. Please suggest how to get rid of those ugly scars.

Don't worry. Undergo laser fraxel RF resurfacing therapy. Otherwise, few creams also available. Contact me by direct online consultation for treatment by sending photos.
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Hello, I have 15-20 moles around my neck & underarms. I want to get rid off them permanently & instantly. So I am thinking of going for surgery or laser treatment. But some says that moles will grow again after few time after surgery. Is this correct? If it is correct then after how much time moles are expected to grow again. Also tell me expected cost of this treatment. Thanks.

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Hi my name is shashi. I have flat mole on cheek. How much does it cost to remove a flat mole in jabalpur? Which treatment is safe and best for mole removal?

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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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