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Mole and Lesion Removal


We all have skin imperfections, but some are more obvious than others. Cosmetic lesion and mole removal is a process to eliminate growths that are dark, bumpy, large, or located in an inconvenient area. It requires a tedious procedure to decrease the likelihood of scarring.

Lesion and mole removal is a quick and easy procedure that just takes minutes but leaves you with outstanding results. With cosmetic mole removal, it usually takes an hour for the procedure under local anesthesia. For procedures that require suture, there would be discomfort for a few days and full recovery for lesion removal would be 2 weeks. Recovery can be sped up by following the aftercare directions.


Lesions and moles under most circumstances are not a medical emergency but it can irritate your skin, you would have the feeling of low self-esteem and create unnecessary worries.

Here are the most ideal candidates to undergo the procedure:

  • Have moles or lesions that are causing discomfort or anxiety
  • Have met with a professional to determine that the lesion or mole is benign
  • Have one or more lesions or moles that are raised, dark, or large
  • Would like an excision technique that will not leave severe scarring


There are certain factors that need to be considered during the procedure. Depth, size and location are taken into consideration to choose the appropriate removal technique. Minimally invasive lasers are used on lesions that are seated on the skin’s surface while lesions and moles that are deep-seated require excision, a minor surgical procedure.


Prior to the procedure, mole mapping is conducted to keep track of the changes of the existing moles and identify new ones. This helps us notice any abnormalities before they develop further.

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A mole or lesion that you want to remove for non-medical purposes are not covered by insurance. If the reason for the removal is for biopsy or other medical reason, your health insurance might pay a portion of the cost. Pricing of lesion and move removal would depend on the type, size and where the mole is located.

Cancerous moles are the most common moles that need to be excised for biopsy. Moles that are bumpy or large lesions are not usually a medical risk but are on visible areas such as face or arm.

Sometimes, a mole or lesion needs to be excised in order for you to get the best result. If this is something that worries you, your plastic surgeon will make sure not only safe but also use advanced techniques so scarring isn’t too severe with their skilled hands.

No, lesions and moles that are excised do not grow back. There is a small chance that moles and Lesions removed with the shaving technique will grow back, but this is rare. Most of the time patients have long-lasting results from their procedure!

Most lesions and moles that are surgically excised do not grow back. Moles removed with a shaving technique have a slight possibility of growing back; however, this is rare. Lesion and mole removal usually offers lasting, positive results.

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