At Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, we know that living with unwanted moles can affect your confidence in your appearance. If you are tired of living with bothersome moles, there is a solution that can help you be rid of them for good. We offer mole removal treatments that can eliminate moles from your face or body so that you can live mole-free and enjoy smooth, uniform skin.
How Does Mole Removal Work?
There are four common methods that are typically used to remove a mole: removal by shaving, excision, laser removal, and freezing. The method used to remove your mole will depend on your specific mole and your ultimate goals. During your consultation, we will evaluate your mole and recommend which treatment method would best help eliminate your mole. Then, we will schedule your appointment.
When you arrive at your appointment, we will cleanse the treatment area and apply or administer a numbing solution to ensure your comfort throughout the mole removal process. Once the removal process is complete, we may apply a bandage to the area and then provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your skin in the days following your appointment.
Reasons To Consider Mole Removal
Different patients choose to remove their moles for different reasons. For some, it is purely cosmetic. They don’t like how their mole looks, especially if it’s somewhere highly visible. For others, it’s a matter of annoyance. And still, for others, it’s a health concern because that moe may be cancerous. Whatever the case, we can evaluate your mole and help choose the right method to remove it so you can be free of it for good.
Since there are multiple methods by which we can remove the mole, you can rest assured that we won’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to the removal process. We will evaluate your mole in person and determine the best steps to remove it based on its size, location, and your ultimate goals and preferences.
Your Mole Is Visible
You don’t have a choice over where your moles show up, but you do have a choice as to whether or not you want to keep living with them. If you have a visible mole or one that isn’t visible, but it is affecting your confidence, there is a solution. Mole removal is the solution that can help you be rid of that mole that is making you feel less confident about your appearance.
Whether your mole is in a highly visible location or in a location that only you see, you don’t need to live with it if you’re not happy with how it makes you look. Your purely cosmetic reasons for removing a mole are completely valid reasons.
Your Mole Is Bothersome
For some, whether or not they mind the appearance of their mole, that mole is bothersome. Moles can form in high friction areas and, as a result, can get caught on clothing or jewelry and become irritated or inflamed. If you have a bothersome mole in a high-friction area that causes you pain and irritation, mole removal can help you be rid of that mole so that you no longer have to deal with it.
Your Mole Is Cancerous
Most moles are completely benign, but some are cancerous. There are some specific characteristics definitive of cancerous moles, including asymmetry, an irregular border, multiple colors, a large diameter, or it’s evolving. Any of these can indicate that it may be suspicious. If you have a mole that looks irregular or is causing you concern, you must take steps to have it evaluated by a professional to determine whether or not it is cancerous.
Then, after testing that mole, we can take the necessary steps to remove it and help ensure optimal health. One of the best ways to prevent skin cancer is to stay one step ahead of it. By having your moles checked regularly, you can live with confidence, knowing that you are taking preventative measures to ensure your overall health.
Am I a Candidate for Mole Removal?
If you have a mole that you don’t want on your body or face, whether it’s because you are annoyed with it, a cosmetic concern, or a cancer concern, you are most likely a good candidate for mole removal. The first step of this process is an initial consultation at our office with one of our experts who can evaluate your mole or the mole you want to remove in person.
Then, once we discuss your ultimate goals, create the right treatment plan with you, and choose the best way to remove your mole, we will schedule your appointment. We will provide you with preparatory and aftercare instructions so that you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after the treatment process.
Remove Your Unwanted Moles
You don’t have to live with unwanted moles. If you’ve been putting off the mole removal process, take the time to invest in your appearance, confidence, and yourself and schedule your initial consultation. You won’t regret being free of that mole once you finally take steps to do so. Contact us today at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, to schedule your initial consultation.