Mole/Wart Removal

Mole removal surgery, popularly known as surgical mole removal, is a dermatological procedure that removes moles on the skin and helps to determine any possibility of skin cancer. Unlike moles, warts are caused by a viral infection and appear as rough patches on the skin. In most cases, both moles and warts can be removed by similar surgical methods. Before, that first let us understand in detail about moles and why should get them checked.

mole removal surgery

Disclaimer: Results may vary significantly from patient to patient due to individual differences.

What Are Moles And When You Should Get Them Checked

Moles, also known as nevi, are basically pigmented skin growth that is harmless in nature. They can appear anywhere on the body and almost all adults can have some moles. Moles can have different colors although they usually appear in brown color. In the Indian climate, skin moles are very common.

Most skin moles are harmless, but certain moles should be examined and removed if malignancy is suspected as they can be life threatening. Some of the common signs that should alert you are:

  • The ones to watch closely and to show your doctor are those which change in any way – in size, shape or color, or any mole that itches, bleeds or hurts.
  • Any change in a mole or any new mole which appears to be growing may be a sign of malignancy.
  • Moles larger than 1/4- inch in size or larger than the size of a pencil eraser should be examined immediately as they may indicate skin cancer in beginning stages.
  • Most moles are round in shape and if you observe moles of any other unusual shape you must consult a doctor.
  • Moles usually appear in the early stages of life, usually at the time of birth itself. However, if they appear later, especially after the age of 50, you must get them checked.
  • Some moles may be of concern and may require excision ( cutting out ) then sent to pathology for diagnosis. Many moles, however, are not of any medical concern but rather are a cosmetic aesthetic concern. These moles are usually raised, leading to a contour deformity as well as possibly being pigmented.

A common method to remove skin moles is to go through a mole removal surgery. ALCS Skin Clinic offers consultation and economical surgical mole removal in Jaipur under the best plastic surgeon in Jaipur, Dr. Sunil Arora.

Warts

Warts are rough patches of skin that are usually caused by viral infection. Usually, they can be treated at home or with medications and go away within few days or months. However, if these methods of wart removal fail, surgical wart removal is the option for treatment of warts.

There are several methods of wart removal such as electrosurgery, laser surgery, etc. However, most warts can be treated with Cryosurgery, which involves freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen causing a little pain, after which the wart and surrounding dead skin fall off by itself.

If it is not removed then It is possible to treat warts using the same surgical techniques employed in mole and wart removal procedures. The type of surgical method to remove warts usually depends on the severity of your condition. Your surgeon will choose the method that is likely to produce the least amount of scarring after surgery.

Mole/Wart Removal Surgery And After Care

mole removal surgery before after picture

 Disclaimer: Results may vary significantly from patient to patient due to individual differences.

  • Mole removal (as well as warts) are conducted under local anesthetic in the doctor’s rooms, without stitches or blood loss. During the process, the doctor uses a Radio Surgitron machine.
  • Much like Laser Surgery, mole and wart removal can be done with minimal bleeding. In this treatment the whole mole is not removed, rather it is shaved off flat with the skin. This removes the contour deformity and usually all of the pigment.
  • Because the skin is not cut through full thickness there is no need for stitches. The skin is given the chance to heal with minimal to no scarring.
  • Any wound is usually like a shallow graze. Initially, it is covered with a small Band-aid type dressing. The skin heals in around one week. It will be slightly pink for a few weeks before settling down.
  • Some skin moles and warts will heal with virtually no scar at all, others may have a slight area of decreased pigmentation. Some people may experience a recurrence of the mole and these patients usually opt for the same treatment rather than having an excision with a scar.

Cost of Mole Removal Surgery

Mole removal or wart removal treatment is comparatively a simple cosmetic surgical procedure. Usually, the process is completed in one visit to the office of the surgeon. The cost of surgery will depend on the type of surgical process used as there can be various types of surgery for mole or wart removal.

Your plastic surgeon will examine you and recommend the best process according to your individual condition. Have an open discussion with your doctor regarding your best options, both in terms of effectiveness as well as financial aspects of the procedure.

ALCS surgeons offer a safe and effective wart or mole removal surgery in Jaipur at affordable costs. You can expect to get the best surgical treatment for moles as well as warts at ALCS Clinic.