Getting annual skin examinations on moles and growths is essential for preventing the development of health concerns such as skin cancer. Whether you have an abnormal mole or growth that is a cosmetic or health concern, shaving mole removal is a simple and classic procedure that effectively works to remove moles from anywhere on the skin. Here at YourDerm.CA, we offer shave mole removal treatments in order to safely and efficiently remove and examine mole tissue in order to identify potential cancerous growths.
What is Shave Mole Removal?
Shaved mole removal procedure is a quick and convenient experience that provides great cosmetic results. Shaving is one of many widely used methods that allows the medical examination of growth and mole tissue in order to identify potential cancerous cells, and also offers cosmetic results for unwanted moles. It is a quick procedure that can have you in and out of the doctor’s in less than an hour with reliable improvements for skin. This procedure is performed using a specialized razor used to make a horizontal incision to allow for the quick and safe removal of moles. An electrode is also used to feather around the incision in order to better blend with surrounding tissue and allow for less noticeable scarring.
Treatable Mole Types
Shaved mole removal is an effective procedure for skin growths including:
- Abnormal mole or skin growth
- Suspected cancerous skin growth
- Surface-level moles
- Deeper or atypical moles
What to Expect
During treatment, the targeted area of the located mole is treated with local anesthesia In order to ensure optimal patient comfort. A slight incision is been made using a method of tiny horizontal incisions that work to shave away the tissue all layer after layer. During this process, you may feel a slight pushing sensation. Following the incisions, electrosurgical feathering is then used to better help remove the remaining cells and tissue left behind from the mole. Feathering is performed through the use of a small dermal electrode to better contour and smooth the edges. This effectively helps to minimize scarring and better blend with the surrounding skin tissue.
Following the procedure, the skin is then treated with a soothing antibiotic to optimize healing. The tiny wound is then covered with a sterile bandage to help protect and support healing.
If you have noticed a mole or abnormal growth that you would like removed, or tested, for cancerous cells, you could benefit from shave mole removal. Reach out to the caring professionals here at YourDerm.CA to learn more about how this treatment could benefit you. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards healthy skin!