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What to expect from mole shaving

8th August 2012  : 

sk:n clinics offer a range of simple mole removal procedures which can help boost self esteem if you're worried about unsightly moles anywhere on your body. There are a number of ways to remove moles, from excising the mole to cauterisation and shaving. Skin specialists use this shaving method for protruding moles, but what should you expect from this procedure?

Shaving moles on skin is the preferred treatment for those that protrude above the skin's surface, but not for those moles which are considered abnormal and need to be removed completely. Using a scalpel and local anaesthetic, the mole is lifted away and removed, leaving the surface of your skin smooth.

While this is only a minor procedure, there's likely to be some bleeding. Your skin will be cauterised with an electronic instrument in order to seal off the blood vessels and stop the bleeding. Lastly, you'll be administered with anti-biotic cream and a bandage which will keep infection at bay.

During the procedure, you'll only experience minimal discomfort, but afterwards the area could be pink and sore; however, this is perhaps only to be expected! A scab will form on the mole area which will aid healing, the whole process of which should take around a month.

Mole Removal after care

After the site of the mole has healed, you might be left with a flat, white mark in place of the mole, but this is far easier to cover up with make-up than the dark colour of an actual mole. The area will stay especially sensitive to sun for quite a while, so you need to make sure to use good sun protection of at least SPF 15.

sk:n clinics offer a range of mole removal methods, so if you think this is the right skin treatment for you then it's worth getting in touch.

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