Moles

Facial Mole Treatment: Options For Removing Moles

Moles are common harmless naturally occurring skin conditions and you should keep in mind that moles are generally harmless to your health when you consider a facial mole treatment. Moles vary widely in appearance and they may be either flat or protruding. The tones of moles also differ greatly from person to person and mole to mole. They also vary in color and may range anywhere from pinkish flesh tones to more noticeable dark browns or blacks. The frequency of moles on any individual person depends on genetic and environmental factors like sun exposure; generally people have between 20 and 50 of them of varying size and shape. Normally moles first appear to grow in infancy but new moles can and often do appear at any age, sometimes individually and sometimes in larger groups. Moles will often darken after prolonged sun exposure or during a pregnancy or other period of serious hormonal change. Moles will sometimes lose their pigmentation as people mature, and they may even disappear in old age. It is important you keep this information in mind when considering a facial mole treatment.

Occasionally moles are associated with health risks, and if you have a mole that has changed color size or shape you should speak to a doctor about the possibility of a facial mole treatment to address the mole before it poses any sort of serious health risk.

If you are considering a facial mole treatment you should take steps to educate yourself on the topic, reading articles like this one is a good way to get an initial cursory understanding, but you should seek more in depth information both about the type of mole that you have and the many procedures that are available for facial mole treatment so that you know what sort of facial mole treatment is most appealing to you and appropriate for your condition.

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If you do opt for a facial mole treatment it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the procedure you are planning to undergo. If you opt for a surgical facial mole treatment you can expect that before the mole is removed, the area of the facial mole treatment will be cleansed and then an anesthetic will be applied in order to numb the area, depending on the size and depth of the mole an anesthetic may also be injected. General anesthesia is not usually necessary for a facial mole treatment.

In a surgical facial mole treatment a doctor will use a scalpel to remove the mole and a thin piece of healthy skin surrounding it. Your doctor will determine the size of this piece of skin depending on your specific condition. In surgical facial mole treatment stitches will be necessary and will be place either deep in the skin, or on the surface level, depending on the depth and type of the incision made to remove the mole.

Laser facial mole treatments are an increasingly popular method of mole removal because they do not leave a scar. However, laser treatments are generally not appropriate for a deep mole and your doctor will have to determine if a laser treatment would be effective for you.

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