Mole Removal

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"Skin specialist with over 20 years of experience"

For hyperpigmentation of the facial skin, common causes would be due to freckles, sunspots and melasma. Laser treatment of freckles and sunspots is usually by using pigment lasers such as Q-switched, long-pulsed or picosecond laser using... Read Full Answer
Thank you for the question. If a mole is suspicious or looks irregular, the doctor will do a biopsy and send the mole for histological testing. During the biopsy, the mole is removed surgically under local anaesthesia and the specimen sent for his... Read Full Answer
Thank you for the question. The most important sign of a mole becoming cancerous is the evolution of the mole or changes to a mole. If the mole is growing quickly in size, and becoming more raised and painful, I would advise you to see your doctor... Read Full Answer
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"Dedicated to the ethical practice of Aesthetic Medicine"

As moles consist of living cells located in the deeper layers of the skin (dermis), the best method for permanent mole removal remains that of surgery as surgical removal ensures all the mole cells are removed. All the above techniques often resu... Read Full Answer
Mole cancer, also known as melanoma, is the most dangerous form of skin cancer as it has a tendency to spread and metastasize. Early detection is the key as early diagnosis of melanoma leads to a much more favourable diagnosis and it is curable if... Read Full Answer
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"Skin specialist with over 20 years of experience"

From your photo, it does look like a blue naevus but you should still get it examined under dermoscopy by a Dermatologist to be sure. A blue naevus is actually a harmless mole that grows deep in the skin and has a bluish black colour. It may have... Read Full Answer
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"Skin specialist with over 20 years of experience"

Thank you for your question. When patients attend for mole removal, we will always examine the moles first to ensure these are harmless and suitable for cosmetic removal. Mole removal can be achieved either by laser or by surgery, and there are pr... Read Full Answer