What is Mole Removal?

Mole removal is a dermatological procedure aimed at removing unwanted or suspicious moles from the skin. Dr. Donnelley has performed thousands of these procedure safely and effectively. Whether for cosmetic reasons or medical concerns, mole removal can address various skin issues and improve overall skin health. Using advanced techniques such as mole excision or mole removal surgery, we ensure precise removal with minimal scarring, providing optimal results for our patients of all ages.

How do you prepare for Mole Removal?

Preparing for mole removal involves a few simple steps to ensure a smooth procedure. Before your appointment at Donnelley Dermatology, avoid using any creams or lotions on the area to be treated. It’s also advisable to inform your dermatologist about any medications you’re taking and any medical conditions you have. During your consultation, your mole removal specialist will provide specific instructions tailored to your needs and the type of mole removal procedure planned.

Why is Mole Removal performed?

Mole removal is performed for various reasons, including cosmetic concerns, suspicion of skin cancer, or discomfort caused by the mole rubbing against clothing or jewelry. At Donnelley Dermatology, we understand the importance of addressing these issues promptly. We assess each case individually to determine the most appropriate course of action, ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients.

What can you expect during Mole Removal?

Dr. Donnelley will first numb the area to minimize discomfort. Depending on the size and depth of the mole, your specialist may shave the mole off flush to the skin, or may use a small device that looks like a tiny cookie cutter to remove the mole and then suture it closed with a few stitches. The procedure is usually quick and straightforward, with minimal downtime. Aftercare instructions will be provided to ensure proper healing and optimal results.

What is the followup and recovery like for Mole Removal?

Following mole removal, your dermatologist will provide instructions for post-procedure care and schedule a follow-up appointment if necessary. Most patients experience minimal discomfort and can resume their daily activities shortly after the procedure. However, it’s essential to avoid sun exposure and follow any specific guidelines provided by your mole removal specialist to promote optimal healing.

What are the potential costs for Mole Removal?

The cost of mole removal can vary depending on factors such as the number of moles being removed, the complexity of the procedure, and the location on the body. At Donnelley Dermatology, we strive to provide transparent pricing. During your consultation, we will discuss the expected costs and ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your care.

What are the potential risks for Mole Removal?

While mole removal is generally safe, like any surgical procedure, it carries some risks, including infection, scarring, or changes in skin pigmentation. At Donnelley Dermatology, our mole removal specialists take every precaution to minimize these risks and ensure patient safety. Before undergoing mole removal, your dermatologist will discuss potential risks and address any concerns you may have.

Are there related procedures to Mole Removal?

Related procedures to mole removal include skin biopsy, skin tag removal, cyst removals, etc. which may be performed for various dermatological concerns. At Donnelley Dermatology, our comprehensive range of services ensures that we can address all of our patients’ skin health needs. Whether you require mole removal or another dermatological procedure, our expert team is here to provide personalized care and support every step of the way.

Meet Donnelley Dermatology

Dr. Naomi S. Donnelley, M.D., FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist with over 20 years of post-residency experience. She specializes in general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, and sees both pediatric and adult patients. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a member... Learn More »

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