What Are Moles?
Molesare clusters of pigmented cells appearing as small, dark spots on the skin surface and typically appear on the face, legs, arms and torso, however can develop anywhere on the body.
Moles differ greatly in color and size. While common skin moles are uniform in color, dark, and often upraised over surface of the skin, unusual moles usually larger, with irregular borders and coloring. These are called dysplastic nevi.
Though most skin moles are mild or ‘meaningless’, they can turn precancerous in rare cases. And hence, they require surgical removal. People with also moles also sometimes prefer to remove their benign moles for beauty reasons using various techniques like laser, surgery or natural mole removal.
Moles And Skin Cancer
Because atypical moles are more likely to turn into melanoma, it is important that they should be monitored for any changes in their appearance, like shape, size, or color. If your doctor believes your mole to be cancerous, he or she might take a tissue sample. And the removal of that mole will be necessary if the sample shows proof of cancer.
There can be various reasons to get the mole removed:
• Mole removal is crucial if it has turned into melanoma,
• Many patients choose to get mole removal as a precautionary measure,
• And some get it done because they do not like mole’s appearance.
The only effective method of removal for patients with cancerous moles is surgery. For those who want their moles removed for enhancing their beauty, surgical, laser, and natural mole removal are good options.
Mole Removal Surgery
Three prime methods are used for removing mole surgically, namely shave excision, punch biopsy, and excisional surgery.
Shave excision is used to remove the moles that are raised above the skin. In this procedure, the skin doctor applies a local anesthetic to the area close to the mole and shaves down the surface of the mole using a small, sharp scalpel so that it is flushed with the surrounding skin.
The punch biopsy technique is usually used for smaller skin moles that involve a special device to “punch out" a cylinder-shaped piece of skin.
The excisional surgery is used to remove the skin moles that are flat or malignant. The surgeon cuts the mole out completely and closes the wound with stitches in this procedure.
Laser Mole Removal
LASER treatment has been used over years for several purposes and is believed to be the best method. Also, laser mole removal is best for flat and brown or black colored moles. To remove the mole completely, it usually requires one to three trips to a dermatologist’s clinic, where a local anesthetic is applied over the skin surface and a laser is removed to remove the mole tissue. However, this method is not appropriate for very large moles or those protruding above the skin.
Find A Dermatologist Near You
No matter which method you choose from the above mentioned, all skin moles should be examined by a qualified dermatologist before undergoing the treatment. Most cancer prevention organizations recommend an annual full body skin examination for patients of all ages, particularly those with many moles and/or fair complexions.
Numbing Cream For Mole Removal Methods
All the above mentioned procedures for the mole removal are painful and can cause discomfort in the patient. As such, the dermatologists apply local anesthetics prior giving the procedure. Among the list of numerous options of numbing creams available, Dr. Numb® is the most popular one.
Local anesthetics are often injected in the patient’s body through needle and syringe, which too gets painful. Hence, these numbing creams are far better options than anesthetic injections. Dr. Numb® is clinically approved and is recommended by the doctors.
Dr. Numb® is a topical cream used to numb the area to bear the painful mole removal procedure. Just apply Dr. Numb® 45 minutes to an hour prior the procedure and you’re all set for the procedure!
With Dr. Numb®, you need not fear the pain you might encounter in your skin procedures. Dr. Numb® is one such cream that is enriched with Vitamin E and 5% Lidocaine. Numbing creams are easily absorbed into the skin rapidly. It helps prepare the skin for quick healing after removal of moles by making it healthier. Moreover, it does not interfere with the skin elasticity unlike other numbing creams and does not hamper in the mole removal process.