Since moles are usually annoying, i.e. they cause aesthetical disturbance, patients consult a physician. However, a mole can also constitute the source of serious health disorders, besides being an image problem. Moles should definitely be checked because they can cause cancer. In particular, all suspicious moles >2-3 millimeters should definitely be sent for pathological analysis.
Mole treatment or mole removal is a procedure performed under local anesthesia, during which the patient feels no pain. The procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size(s) and number of the mole(s).
A very fine line-shaped scar remains in the mole removal area. At the end of the wound healing process, this scar turns into the skin color, as a hardly noticeable faint scar.
It poses no known risk to patients. It also helps prevent serious illnesses that may be caused by the existence of the mole. Especially dark-colored moles' exposure to the harmful rays of the sun further increases cancer risk. Moles treated in an early period are prevented from carrying cancer risk.
- The patient resumes his/her daily life
- After the procedure, the wound is closed with millimetric (very small) waterproof dressing materials.
- The patient can take a shower the same day, do exercise, and experiences no restriction in his/her daily life.
- Strip bands are used for 15-20 days. These bands prevent the expansion of the scars.
- Scar creams are started to be used after the 20th day.
- Sunscreens are used in the open air.