Things You Should Know About Laser Mole Removal
Laser mole removal
is a surgical procedure in which a laser light beam is used to heat
cells or tissue with the intent of manipulating or bursting them. The
light beam is absorbed by the pigment of the mole, which is then broken
up and absorbed by the body during the healing process. Because laser
removal seals blood vessels, there is no need for suture or stitches.
1. What Type Of
Moles Are Good Candidates?
moles, as the laser does not penetrate deep enough
moles that have not been examined
2. What Is The Procedure?
The skin is numbed, after which a low setting laser is used to decrease
or remove the brown pigmentation of the mole. Procedure time varies
depending on the size and severity of the mole.
3. Is It Painful?
Some people have indicated that they feel a slight tingling when the
laser pulses, or that the laser pulse feels like the snap of a rubber
band against the skin.
4. What Should I
Expect After The Treatment?
After treatment, the area may appear darker or redden. The mole will
turn into a scab which should fall off within 2 weeks. Because of the
sensitive new skin under the mole, sunscreen should be used for 6 weeks
following the procedure although sun exposure should be avoided entirely
5. What Are The
Generally, noninvasive surgery is performed either with local anesthesia
or no anesthesia, but some procedures may require general anesthesia,
which always poses a risk. In most cases, infection is the biggest risk
of any noninvasive surgery and is minimal compared to other surgical
procedures. Gloves and sterilization materials should be used.
6. What Are Some
Possible Problems With Laser Removal?
Possible problems include incomplete treatment of the problem, pain,
infection, bleeding, scarring, and skin color changes. While scarring
is not a big risk of this procedure, some skin discoloration may occur
which is said to decrease over time. There is a chance that laser treatments
will only lighten the mole and not remove it entirely.
7. How Much Does
A Laser Treatment Cost?
The cost varies greatly as several treatments may be required. Some
claim treatments are as low as $50 per session while others state the
prices as $400 and up per session.
8. How Many Laser
Sessions Are Needed?
Typically, 3 sessions are needed for a successful treatment. Some patients
may see a change in one session (flat moles) while others require more
than three (protruding moles). As with surgery, make sure to receive
an all inclusive quote for the procedure. (ex: anesthesia, equipment
9. Will Insurance
Cover The Procedure?
Laser mole removal is
considered a cosmetic procedure , therefore not covered by most insurance
companies. Financing options may be available for laser mole removal.
So what mole
removal method do we recommend?
Natural dermaTend® of
course. We have personally witnessed the excellent results people have
got from this all natural mole removal product and wouldn't recommend
anything else. Personally, we believe natural mole removal is the only
way to go and surgery or laser mole removal is no longer an option.
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