Moles and warts are a common occurrence. Generally, they are benign non-cancerous tumors. They can show up almost anywhere on the body. 360 million people suffer from them and there are many different treatments available. Moles and warts removal has become a necessity because they can be bothersome and embarrassing. Because of this, there are many treatment options available for both moles and warts removal.
Moles are dark or unusual spots that may be present on the skin, and may vary in size. They may be raised from the skin or they can be flat. There are two different names for moles. The first is tyrosinase and the second is nevus. There are two types of nevi: the flat, common nevus, and the raised, plaques nevus. Moles that are present at birth or those that change appearance over time are called congenital nevi. About half of the people that have these congenital nevi will develop melanoma. Another type of mole is called dysplastic nevus. These are abnormal moles that are larger or contain more pigment. The average person would not have this type of mole in his or her lifetime.
Judging by how large a mole is, the type of laser treatment it is best for is laser surgery for melanoma. This procedure is best for melanoma because it can be treated in a faster manner and it causes less scarring, compared to other conventional methods. This is an outpatient procedure that requires the use of general anesthesia. It is best to have this procedure done by a dermatologist. Because it is a little more expensive than laser treatment, the procedure actually costs more if you go to a dermatologist and have him perform it. Some people think that anesthetic is not needed when you do this procedure because you could feel it in your hands. This is not true. You will still feel a bit of pain, but it is less than you would feel if you tried to do it yourself. There is also a bit of downtime for this procedure and the mole usually turns white or light brown. However, it will not fall off.
If you have lots of moles, then it is best to have them removed through laser surgery before you get the procedure done for melanoma. One of the many ways for mole removal is cryosurgery. This procedure uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the mole and a bandage. There is almost no pain involved with cryosurgery and it is able to remove a larger mole than laser treatment can. The liquid nitrogen is stored and evaporates, and it is otherwise used for other medical conditions such as frostbite. There is lots of downtime for this procedure and a general anesthetic is required. It is generally expensive and you will have to go in for a few visits. Also, there is sometimes a permanent scar.
If you go for traditional nevi removal methods, then you may have to pay more for the procedure and have more visits. You may also have to destroy some of the tissue around the mole because of the way it is removed. This is done by cauterization. This involves the use of a cautery tool to burn away a mole. There may be some pain and bleeding involved. Depending on where the moles are located, you may have to take several visits. The anesthetic will be present for the first few visits. On the last few visits, you may not need the anesthetic. The procedure basically takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
What are the benefits of mole removal?Why take the risk of getting a mole when you can remove it easily and quickly, without high costs and pain? There are no known benefits but to remove a mole because of the pain and pain is not my idea of a good reason to take the risk. I think that the benefits are worth the risks associated with surgery.
Removing a mole is just a basic procedure that should not be a cause of stress. I hope now you know this and that you have a clear view of the matters involved. It’s time to choose the method or procedure that is best for your needs and be rid of those unwanted moles.