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Laser Mole Removal, Facial Mole Removal, Cosmetic Mole Removal

Most moles before age 30 are benign and removed for cosmetic reasons, particularly those on the face or neck. There are a couple of techniques for cosmetic mole removal. The Ellman Surgitron is used for laser mole removal, but sometimes an excision will be required. The Ellman removes body and facial moles without cutting or stitching to remove the lesion without leaving any visible scarring. The removal of a cosmetic mole differs from removing a mole or lesion that has changed or grown.  The Ellman can also remove skin tags, seborrheic keratosis, and other benign skin growths. The first step is to schedule an appointment with one of our Doctors.

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Before and after facial mole removal *Before and after facial mole removalBefore and after cosmetic mole removal *Before and after cosmetic mole removal

Laser Mole Removal Steps

The first step is to schedule an appointment with our Doctors. Most people remove large moles and other skin growths because they are either self-conscious about their appearance (as is common with large moles on the face) or irritated by rubbing on clothing.

Cosmetic Mole Removal Procedure.

There are a couple of approaches for cosmetic mole removal, either through excision or laser curettage.

  • A local anaesthetic is injected into the lesion to numb it during the procedure.
  • A small handheld tool is then used to shave the lesion away.
  • Radiofrequency shaving should be completely painless.
  • Following the procedure, a dressing will be applied.

Laser Mole Removal Recovery and Results.

  • The treated area should be covered for the duration of the healing period.
  • Generally, this is  5-7 days for the facial mole removal and 10-14 days for the rest of the body.
  • Generally, only one treatment is required. However, sometimes a second and very rarely a third treatment is performed.


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Will Laser Mole Removal Leave a Scar?

Removing a lesion without a scar is nearly impossible, but the Ellman Surgitron aims to leave an invisible scar. There may be some slight colour lightening in the cleared area, but this is usually unnoticeable after a few months. This is especially important for facial mole removal.

  • Following the shave excision, a shallow sore is covered until it heals.
  • As the healing process continues, this will be redder than the surrounding skin after removing the dressing.
  • Exceptional cases need to be considered, including people with darker skin types or risk of keloid scarring. (see below)

Side Effects of Body & Facial Mole Removal

There are risks with any procedure, but they are generally uncommon unless you have specific skin types.

  • There is a Minor incidence of infection after cosmetic mole removal, which is usually managed by keeping the wound clean until it heals.
  • You will develop this after the procedure if you have darker skin and previously experienced dark pigmentation in scar areas. If you are at risk of pigmentation, our Doctor may advise you to use prescription creams after the procedure to reduce the risk. This is particularly important for facial mole removal because of the visibility.
  • There is also the risk of keloid scarring, which can be reduced by wearing continuous dressing after the procedure and using silicon gel after initial healing.
  • We do not expect keloids with facial mole removal because keloid scarring does not commonly occur on the face.

Laser Mole Removal

The Ellman Surgitron is also known as laser mole removal. However, it is not a laser but rather radiofrequency cutting. Laser mole removal can be accomplished using a variety of lasers that ablate or cut the surface tissue. CO2 lasers, erbium lasers, and KTP lasers are examples of these. However, the Ellman Surgitron or diathermy is generally used in cosmetic mole removal. Our Doctors also perform skin tag removal and treat seborrhoeic keratosis. The first step is to schedule an appointment with one of our Doctors. 

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