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Dermatologist or Cosmetic Surgeon for Mole Removal?

Noncancerous moles are not life-threatening or harmful in any way. However, many people still want to remove their moles because they are ugly and unattractive, especially when the moles are on facial skin. A dermatologist is a specialist that usually performs mole removal procedures because they specialize in skin care and treatment. You should visit a dermatologist if you need to remove small moles from your body. But a plastic surgeon may be a better option if you need to remove larger moles or moles on sensitive areas like your face. Call us at (858) 750-9312 to set up your appointment with Mole Removal San Diego today.

Mole removal procedures are performed in one of three ways:

Freezing for Mole Removal

Freezing the moles with liquid nitrogen is one popular removal method. The dermatologist applies the extremely cold liquid nitrogen to the mole on the skin tissue until the mole falls off. Blistering is a common symptom of this procedure, but it will heal in time. Dermatologists love to use the freezing option. The only downside is that the blistering could leave a small amount of scarring after it heals. That is why a plastic surgeon might be better at removing moles from your face because they can reduce scarring.

Burning for Mole Removal

Burning the moles is another removal method and the opposite of freezing. The dermatologist uses an electric wire to burn through and remove the top skin layers where the moles are located. Some dermatologists may use a laser rather than an electric wire, but the concept is still the same. Lasers are a modernized version of the burning method and help reduce scarring a lot more. You might experience some scabbing and light redness after the laser treatment, but the symptoms should diminish as time goes on. Burning is only suitable for removing moles that have not grown deep into the subdermal layers of the skin.

Surgery for Mole Removal

mole removal dermatologistTechnically, a dermatologist has the skills to perform surgical mole removal with a scalpel. But if you want to keep scarring to a minimum, it would be better to visit a plastic surgeon to get the procedure done. Plastic surgeons specialize in performing deep incisions safely and productively. If your moles are on sensitive areas of your face, such as the eyelids or mouth, you may have no choice but to get surgery. It is the best chance of reducing scarring on sensitive areas and eliminating moles that have grown deep into your skin. In addition, your plastic surgeon can perform a skin resurfacing procedure to reduce scarring as much as possible.

Consult Our Mole Removal Specialists

Would you like to consult a physician regarding the moles on your skin? Mole Removal San Diego has a team of specialists who can examine your moles and determine the best ways to remove them with minimal or no scarring left behind. Call us at (858) 750-9312 to set up your appointment with Mole Removal San Diego today.

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Radiofrequency Mole Removal in San Francisco, CA

Do you have ugly moles on your skin? Nobody likes to have moles anywhere on their bodies because they appear as raised brown lesions easily mistaken for cancerous. The good news is that most moles are not cancerous, but the bad news is they’re unattractive.

Why do moles form on the skin in the first place? Studies show that moles form on people with fair skin the most. The reasons range anywhere from lousy genetics to regular sun exposure. When too many skin pigmentation deposits get lumped together on the upper layer of the skin, they create a mole. The size of the mole depends on how many deposits got clustered together. If you need specialized radiofrequency mole removal in San Francisco, CA, contact us today to schedule your consultation: (858) 750-9312

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Mole Removal: Before & After

You are probably eager to remove some or all of your moles. However, try to resist the temptation of removing the mole yourself because you could injure and permanently scar yourself if you do.

The safest and most effective way to remove a mole is to visit a professional cosmetic skin clinic, such as our San Diego clinic. We have sophisticated technology that allows us to remove a mole with minimal scarring and invasiveness. This revolutionary technology utilizes radiofrequency waves that target and destroy the clustered skin cells of each unwanted mole.

You won’t feel any pain from the procedure because the doctor will administer a local anesthetic to numb the affected skin area. Then you won’t feel any pain as the procedure is performed. Even though it is called surgery, it is just a minor surgery using energy rather than a blade. The doctor will use specific waveforms to avoid burning or searing the skin.

Radiofrequency mole removal techniques have a high success rate and cause minimal disruption to a patient’s daily life afterward. You may experience some minor redness where the mole got removed, but that will disappear within a few months. Most patients won’t see much scarring left behind either.

Get Mole Removal in San Francisco, CA

Mole Removal San Diego is open to patients from all over California, including San Francisco. Since we offer the best quality mole removal services in the state, it is worth the drive and investment to visit our San Diego clinic to get the radiofrequency procedure. Our specialists are licensed professionals who have many years of customer service experience.

Visit our clinic and experience the magic we can work by removing your moles quickly and professionally. We know you won’t be disappointed. If you need specialized radiofrequency mole removal in San Francisco, CA, contact us today to schedule your consultation: (858) 750-9312

Radiofrequency Mole Removal in Phoenix, AZ

Moles are common imperfections found on the skin. They appear as small brownish spots after skin pigmentation cells start clustering together. The average person can expect to get at least 10 moles on different locations of their body, starting in childhood. Fortunately, most moles are not harmful or life-threatening.

The problem is the unsightly cosmetics of moles. Since most moles are raised and thick on the skin, they don’t give you an attractive appearance. It’s even worse if the moles are on your face because you cannot cover them with a shirt. The only thing you can do is attempt to remove the unwanted moles.

No one should attempt to remove moles themselves because it could lead to injury if not done correctly. Mole removal is a sophisticated procedure that requires the skills and experience of a professional skin specialist. That is why you should consider our safe and effective mole removal service for removing all your unwanted moles from your skin. If you need specialized radiofrequency mole removal in Phoenix, AZ, contact us today to schedule your consultation: (858) 750-9312

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Mole Removal Before & After

Radiofrequency mole removal is a unique surgical procedure where high-frequency radio waves are transmitted to the affected skin area and destroy the mole tissue. As a result, any raised or thick moles on the affected skin will be removed or severely diminished in size.

A local anesthetic will get administered to the affected area before the surgery so that you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. The entire procedure will take between 10 to 60 minutes, depending on the size and number of moles to be removed. Once the procedure concludes, the affected skin will have temporary redness for about 3 to 4 months.

Use sunscreen on the affected skin if you go outside under the sunlight for extended periods. Hydrate the affected skin over these months with our recommended healing serum to minimize scarring potential.

Get Mole Removal Services in Phoenix, AZ

All you need to do is choose a professional and suitable mole removal service provider. Although Arizona may have some wonderful cosmetic clinics, none of them compare to the advanced cosmetic and skincare techniques found at our San Diego facility. We have perfected the use of our radiofrequency technology to ensure a 100% safe and effective outcome for our patients.

We welcome Phoenix residents to visit our San Diego clinic to receive our advanced mole removal service. All our staff members are true professionals in their fields and will go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your mole removal procedure. If you need specialized radiofrequency mole removal in Phoenix, AZ, contact us today to schedule your consultation: (858) 750-9312

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Mole Removal Before and After

A mole is a skin abnormality, a mass of skin cells that can appear in your early twenties on any part of the body and are more prevalent in individuals 40 and over. Moles are mostly harmless, however, if you find an oddly shaped mole on your body, the recommendation is to see a dermatologist. Mole Removal San Diego specializes in moles and mole removal when necessary. If you need mole removal or skin tag removal, give us a call today to schedule your appointment: (858) 750-9312

There are a few ways a person can develop moles on their skin and a common way is excessive sun exposure. Excessive sun exposure can create dysplastic moles, irregular shaped moles that are benign but leads to increased risk of melanoma. Genetics also plays a part in developing moles on the skin. Some individuals naturally have a high amount of melanoma and this results in numerous moles on the skin.

Normally harmless, but if the new moles on your skin look odd or different from your older moles, we recommend further examination of these new moles. Ask yourself these five simple questions regarding the appearance of your moles and if you answer ‘yes’ to any we recommend making an appointment with your dermatologist or with Mole Removal San Diego.

1. Does your mole look different on one side compared to the other half?

2. Does the outline of the mole look irregular or different from the other moles on your skin?

3. Does the mole have different colors like brown, black, tan, white, red or blue?

4. Does the mole appear to be larger than a green pea?

5. Does the mole appear to change size or shape over time?

mole removal before afterA dermatologist is the only one that can determine if a mole is cancerous. The mole will be examined thoroughly by the dermatologist, and if found to be abnormal, a tissue sample will be collected for further testing. If the lab finds the sample to be cancerous, arrangements must be made to have the entire mole removed along with surrounding areas on the skin. This is to reduce and/or eliminate the cancerous cells in the body. Mole Removal San Diego has experience with cancerous mole removals and its after care treatment.

There are five ways to remove moles, but the best treatment option should be discussed with your dermatologist as the location and size of the mole are important factors. Listed below are the five options:

Cryotherapy: Liquid Nitrogen is used on noncancerous moles that lie directly on the surface

Shave Excision: Medical grade razor or an electrode device is used to remove the mole

Punch Removal: Medical grade punch tool is used to apply pressure to the skin and twist until all layers of the skin have been cut through

Surgical Excision: Medical grade scalpel is used to slice away the mole along with the subcutaneous fat layer. Stitches will be required afterwards

Laser Mole Removal: A laser is used to absorb cells and eliminate mole tissue. This ray of light is used on sensitive and difficult to reach areas.

Your dermatologist will discuss with you everything you need to know and do before your procedure. Scars are a possibility depending on the size and location of the mole, however, Mole Removal San Diego specializes in mole removal and takes the extra step to ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible. Before your chosen procedure, the mole and skin will be cleaned thoroughly and a numbing agent will be applied.

Like with most procedures, infections are possible. However, if you follow the aftercare guidelines and use a reputable dermatologist like Mole Removal San Diego, the possibility of infections are greatly reduced. Scarring is very possible with these types of procedures and Mole Removal San Diego takes every step needed to minimize scarring. Recovery time varies and depends on your age, health and the size mole removed. On average, the recovery process takes 2 – 3 weeks. Following the after care instructions are vital to a speedy and minimal scarring recovery. If you need mole removal or skin tag removal, give us a call today to schedule your appointment: (858) 750-9312

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Removing Skin Tags on Eyelids

Skin tags are harmless growths on the skin. They can develop on numerous parts of the body, but usually appear on folds of skin that rub together and create friction. The eyelids especially, are a very common place for skin tags to develop.

We know, a person is more likely to develop skin tags around and after the age of 40, however, the exact cause is still unknown. Pregnant women are also prone to skin tags but normally disappear after giving birth.

Skin tags are harmless, however growth on the eyelids may cause irritation, obstruction of vision or alter facial appearance. Removal of skin tags must be done by a dermatologist, as self removed tags tend to cause scarring, eye infection, bleeding and even vision damage. Our office in La Jolla, CA specializes in skin tag removal with an emphasis on minimum scarring. Give us a call today to schedule your eyelid skin tag removal appointment: (858) 750-9312

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The techniques used for skin tag removal by medical professionals are as follows:

  • Ligation is performed by tying off the base of the skin tag and allowing the skin tag to fall off naturally within a couple weeks.
  • Surgery is performed using a scalpel or medical grade scissors to remove the skin tag after numbing the skin first.
  • Electrocautery is performed by burning the base of the skin tag allowing the tag to fall off while simultaneously helping to control bleeding.
  • Cryotherapy is performed by using a cotton swab or a pair of tweezers soaked in liquid nitrogen which is applied to the skin tag to freeze it off. This may take a couple weeks for the tag to fall off naturally.

eyelid skin tag removalDuring the procedures we take great care in offering all approved methods of removing skin tags and specializes in removing skin tags from delicate eyelids. During the procedures we take great care to minimize scarring and only use medical grade surgical tools to ensure a quick healing process.
After the chosen procedure, the area may be slightly tender or sore. During the procedures we take great care in , we used local anesthetics during the procedures to reduce discomfort and pain. Once the procedure is complete, a bandage will be placed over the eye for protection and to prevent irritation from the elements. Mole Removal San Diego takes pride in ensuring you have all you need to minimize scarring after the procedure is complete with instructions and anti-scarring products to further ensure a recovery with minimal scarring when healed completely.

Depending on the size and location, further treatments may be required. During the procedures we take great care in , will always be available for consultations on old or new skin tags on the eyelids or anywhere else on the skin.

Skin tags on the eyelids can cause self-esteem and confidence decline, visual impairment and discomfort or simply increase stress levels. For the most part skin tags are harmless, however, eyelid skin tags can be bothersome and unflattering cosmetically. Mole Removal San Diego will gladly take the time to consult with clients regarding their eyelid skin tags and their many options available.

If you need mole removal in San Diego, Orange County, or Los Angeles, contact us today!

San Diego: (858) 750-9312

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Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis papulosa nigra is a skin condition affecting the skin on the neck and face, particularly around the eyes and on the cheeks and forehead. The main symptom is small dark papules (spots) that are anywhere from 1 to 5 millimeters in diameter. The color of the spots is typically black or brown. In some cases, you’ll find the spots on the chest and back of the person as well.

It is more common for dermatosis papulosa nigra to affect people with darker skin, such as African Americans or Hispanic Americans. It is also more common for women to get this condition versus men. As the person gets older, the number of spots on their face and neck will gradually increase. Sometimes the size of the spots will also increase too. There are different scientific theories as to why this condition occurs in some people. The most popular theory is that some hair follicles in the skin do not develop completely, which influences their function. As a result, dark papules form in those areas.
The good news is that dermatosis papulosa nigra is not dangerous. However, these spots can become aesthetically unpleasing for some people, especially as they age. This can lead patients to seek treatment or removal for cosmetic reasons.

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Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

There are three primary ways to treat the appearance of dermatosis papulosa nigra. The non-surgical method is to use liquid nitrogen to freeze the papules on the skin, otherwise known as cryotherapy. Surgical techniques involve laser therapy, cutting the papules out of the skin, or using a combination of modalities. During a consultation, your doctor should explain the risks and benefits of each modality and prescribe a treatment that will be effective for your unique skin.

Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent dermatosis papulosa nigra. Genetics play a huge role in about 50% of all people who get this condition. The most recommended advice is to visit your dermatologist and learn about all your treatment options.

If you are experiencing dermatosis papulosa nigra in San Diego, visit Mole Removal San Diego today for specialized treatment. Give us a call to schedule your appointment! (858) 750-9312

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Can a Mole Return After It Is Removed?

When you get a mole removed from your skin by a dermatologist, you might think that is the end of everything. The mole is gone, and you can go about your life while never worrying about the mole ever again. Sounds good, right?

Unfortunately, this is not a realistic assumption. It is possible for a mole to return after it has been removed. It is highly unlikely in most cases, though. The only way a mole can return is if a few mole cells still exist in the skin after the mole was removed. Mole cells can cause the mole to regrow on the skin into its original shape and size.

Do not assume that mole regrowth is a sign of cancer. Noncancerous moles have the same chance of regrowth as cancerous moles do. To prevent a mole from growing back, the entire thing must be removed. This means that your dermatologist must go into the deeper layers of skin and remove the underlying base of the mole as well. You can only get this done by electing for an invasive surgical procedure.

The two main types of mole removal procedures are shave excision and surgical excision. The people who elect to get the shave excision procedure are usually the ones who experience mole regrowth because the doctor does not go deep into the skin. They only cut off the mole at the skin surface line, which leaves its underlying base intact.

Those mole cells underneath the skin surface are basically like seeds that cause the mole to regrow like a tree. You need to elect to get the surgical excision if you want to remove these cells from underneath the skin. Once you do that, you should not experience any more regrowth of your mole.

If you’re dealing with a cancerous mole, it is better to go to your doctor as quickly as possible and get it removed surgically. Even though it causes more scarring, it is worth it in the end.

If you need mole removal in San Diego, Orange County, or Los Angeles, contact us today!

San Diego: (858) 750-9312

Orange County: (949) 755-0189

Los Angeles: (310) 737-8726

COVID-19 Notice

To protect both our patients and our staff, Mole Removal San Diego is limiting in-person appointments until May 15th. We continue to be vigilant in our efforts to maintain social distancing and respect public health guidelines. However, we are currently scheduling patients consultations and procedures with Dr. Peter Mann, our surgeon, for the near-future. Appointments are filling up quickly, so please call (858) 750-9312 to ask questions, learn about our services, and book your appointment.

When we reopen, we will continue to take strict precautions to protect your health. This will include mandatory masks for patients and staff, increased cleaning efforts, and physical distancing measures. Rest assured, your health is in good hands with Dr. Peter Mann.

Mole Removal Scar Prevention

Most people get moles removed from their skin because they are simply located in an awkward place on their body. Some people may be required to get a mole removed because it is cancerous. Either way, a mole removal procedure could leave a scar behind if not taken care of properly. If you recently had a procedure that led to a mole removal scar, continue reading for more information about scar prevention.

Three factors determine whether scarring will be left behind after a mole removal procedure. These factors are the age of the patient, the area where the mole is located on their body, and the type of mole removal surgery they get done. Obviously, you’ll want to minimize the appearance of the scar as much as possible.

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It is very important to correctly treat the area where you had your mole removed in order to avoid scarring.

Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about how to prevent mole removal scars! (858) 750-9312

The Mole Removal Process

Do not attempt to remove a mole on your own or else you will definitely scar yourself. Not only that, but you will likely cause an infection as well.

A single mole can be removed in just one visit to the doctor’s office. It will most likely be a dermatologist who performs the mole removal procedure. This could involve either a shave excision, a surgical excision procedure or Radiofrequency Procedure.

The best procedure for reducing or preventing scarring is the Radiofrequency Procedure because it does not cut deep into the skin. Instead, an electrosurgical feathering technique is performed. This technique helps blend the surrounding skin of where the mole was removed in order to make it look the same. That way, you don’t see hardly any scarring.

Other Tips to Avoid Scarring After Mole Removal

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Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about how to prevent mole removal scars! (858) 750-9312

Here are some important things to remember after you have had a Radiofrequency Mole Removal procedure. Make sure you call your doctor with any questions you may have. Having a good recovery is very important.

Below are some tips on how to treat your scarred skin area:

1) Do not expose the scarred skin to sunlight.

2) Do not stretch the scarred skin.

3) Clean the skin and keep it moist. Do not let it stay dry. Petroleum jelly is the best product for this.

4) Massage the scarred skin after it has healed with Biocorneum Silicon Based scar recovery gel.

5) Always wear sunscreen.

Home Remedies or Medical Treatment for Your Mole, Skin Tag, or Wart

Moles, skin tags, and warts are common skin lesions that can form at any age and on nearly any part of the body. Most moles, skin tags, and warts are benign (non-cancerous) and cause few issues. Depending on their size and location, these lesions can become painful to touch or movement as they rub against clothing, sheets, and towels. Many patients also have aesthetic concerns regarding their moles, skin tags, or warts and may choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons.

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Home Remedies vs Medical Treatment for Mole Removal in San Diego

In either case, there are several home remedies and treatment options depending on the size, shape, and location of the lesion. Doctors may recommend shaving or freezing the lesion, cauterizing it, or applying laser therapy. Cauterization, particularly, is a safe, effective removal option that reduces the risk of recurrence by destroying the lesion-causing cells both above and below the skin.

Some patients may elect to start with home remedies, which often includes topical creams and sprays such as Compound W or Dr. Scholl’s Freeze Away. Although these products are available over-the-counter, they should not be used except under the direction of your doctor. Depending on the size and location of your lesion, these products may be ineffective or require multiple applications.

Some patients also make their own pastes or oils using natural ingredients. There is little-to-no research supporting these homemade solutions and they should not be considered an alternative to medical or over-the-counter interventions.

 

Which treatment method is right for me?

wart removal home remediesRegardless of whether you decide to try an over-the-counter product, home remedy, or a medical procedure for your mole, skin tag, or wart removal, you should always see your doctor for a complete examination of the lesion. Your doctor will help you decide which treatment is right for you. Home remedies should never be used as a replacement for actual medical advice.

Home remedies are generally more affordable, but less effective than surgical removal and there is a higher chance that the lesion will return. The most definitive, effective treatment is often surgical removal, which may cost more, but is almost always successful.

If you are considering surgical removal for your mole, skin tag, or wart, schedule your appointment with Mole Removal San Diego today!

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