Moles and skin tags are a often simply cosmetic concerns, yet often lead to greater health problems. Prior to commencing to any removal of any lesion, a medical intake with our doctor is required to make sure that your mole or skin tags are not a type of skin cancer. In essence, our doctor will carefully do a mole check all over your body, making sure that there are not suspicious looking moles or skin lesions.
Mole or skin tag removal can be accomplished in different ways. Our favorite means of removing moles and skin tags in-office is using crysurgery (liquid CO2 or Nitrogen) or electrodessication (electrical energy to cauterize and debride the lesion).
Depending on the location and size of the lesion, our doctor will selectively choose the easiest means fo removing the lesion. Making sure that you have the greatest results with the least amount of downtime.
Typical downtime is 5-7 days of healing after lesion removal, again depending on where the lesion is on the body and how may you want removed. Skin tags are easily removed with a few days of downtime. Mole removal requires more healing, typically 5-7 days because of the nature of the mole itself.
Think of this as a skin health check, prior to commencing any lesion removal. It is very important nowadays to seek out a doctor who will take the time to analyze your skin, looking for suspicious skin marks and lesions, especially different forms fo cancer. If we find a cancerous lesion, he will foward you to a medical doctor and/or a dermatologist for a second opinion so you can be treated as soon as possible.