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  • Qualified cosmetic surgeon with over 17 years experience in cosmetic surgery

  • First Government licenced
    day twilight sedation
    hospital in Perth

Scarless mole removal

What is Scarless Mole Removal

In the Australian climate moles are very common. Some moles are concerning and they require excision (cutting out) and being sent to the laboratory for microscopic review. Many moles, however, are not of any medical concern but rather are a cosmetic concern. These moles are usually raised, leading to a contour deformity as well as possibly being pigmented.

For this procedure the whole mole is not removed, rather it is shaved off flat with the skin. This removes the contour deformity and usually all of the pigment. Because the skin is cut through full thickness there is no need for stitches. The skin is given the chance to heal with minimal to no scar. If there is any concern with the mole, it can be sent for pathology examination.

Who is a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Raised moles

Who is not a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Moles that are not raised
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Impaired healing

The procedure

Scarless Mole Removal is performed at Academy Day Hospital under local anaesthesia. The process uses Radio-Surgery with a fine loop electrode. Cutting can be done without creating bleeding.

Recovery

The wound is like a shallow graze. Initially it is covered with a small band-aid type dressing or vaseline. The skin heals over around one week. It will be slightly pink for a few weeks before settling down. Some moles will heal with virtually no scar at all, others may have a slight area of decreased pigmentation. There is said to be a slight recurrence rate of the mole in some people. These patients usually opt for the same treatment rather than having an excision with a scar.

How long do I need off work?

No time off work is required

Is there discomfort?

Usually there is minimal discomfort. Panadol can be taken afterwards if required.

Risks and complications

Scarless Mole removal is usually very safe and complications are rare, however

there is a small risk of complications with any procedure. These may include:

  • Prolonged bleeding (usually stops within a few hours)
  • Infection
  • Delayed healing

I’m interested, what’s the next step?

Your first step is an initial consultation with the doctor who will be performing the Scarless Mole Removal. If you have a referral letter you can claim some of the cost of the consultation from Medicare. If you are a suitable candidate for Scarless Mole Removal and you want to go ahead, a booking for the procedure will be scheduled.

Complimentary consultations

For a complimentary consultation, you may wish to speak with our Nurse Consultant prior to seeing the doctor. During this consultation, you can discuss options to treat your concern(s)

 

 

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