surgery involves speaking with your doctor or dermatologist.
You will discuss which mole you would have them remove, and they
will most likely biopsy it to see if it is malignant (cancerous)
or benign. When the mole has been checked out they will
recommend what type of surgery is best. You will then be
told about the chosen procedure and learn the cost and risks that
come with it. Finally they will teach you proper care after
the surgery has been performed. The purpose of this article
is to inform you of the ins and outs of
To prep the
mole and the surrounding area for surgery, they will
thoroughly clean and sterilize the area typically with rubbing
alcohol. They will then apply a local anesthetic to the
area, meaning they will be poking a needle into the area to inject
on what you discussed with you dermatologist there are numerous
methods to removing moles. One common method is
excision, or basically taking a scalpel and cutting the mole out.
This method is most used when there is a chance the mole may be
cancerous. Using a scalpel they remove the mole, the surrounding
skin and the skin underneath to ensure the entire mole is removed.
The pictures above is an example of this. There is no guarantee
that they will remove the entire mole so it may come back.
After they have cut the hole and removed the mole and skin, they
will stitch the area back up, this usually means scarring is inevitable
and it is often times larger and worse then the mole itself.
If you can't tell, I am highly against this method and whether
or not you choose to use Dermatend®
I would advise you not to have this surgery done unless absolutely
surgery isn't cheap. It can cost anywhere from $125 - $175
depending on the procedure and the mole. these fees don't
cover anesthesia and other associated costs so make sure you have
a estimate on everything you will be paying for before making
your final decision. Most insurance companies will not cover
mole removal in the policy and consider it a cosmetic procedure.
However, sometimes financing is available.
you should take good care of the area. Cleaning
it twice a day is recommended, using hydrogen peroxide and applying
an antibiotic ointment (preferably DermaTend® Healing Balm). Keep the
area covered with a band aid, and avoid heavy sun exposure, and
always wear sun block. A scab can develop which can take
about 2 weeks to fully heal, be sure to not pick the scab prematurely.
Pain after surgery should be mild and a simple aspirin should
help. If pain is unbearable consult your doctor immediately.
could reveal other problems as well. The area may
get infected if not cleaned and cared for properly. And
if the doctor did his job and used sterilized tools then the risk
of infection is very small. Scars are almost inevitable.
I have never personally seen a scar free surgery, and usually
the scar is pretty bad. Though some scars were just a line
from where the stitches were. It truly can depend on how
good the doctor or dermatologist is.
So now that
you have learned more about how dermatologists remove moles,
you've seen the pictures, I think it is clear the you should give
DermaTend® a try. Why? Because unlike surgery DermaTend®
is guaranteed and has been shown to be more effective, less painful
and leave little to no scar. Try it today, you won't
be disappointed. In our book, natural mole removal is the
only way to go.