Mole Removal


A mole, also known as a nevus, is a cluster of skin cells that can appear as brown, skin-toned, red, or black spots on the face or body. Moles can vary in size and color. They may be present at birth or develop later in life, typically before the age of 20. In general, moles are harmless. However, if a mole starts to change in size, color, or shape, it may be a sign of cancerous cells, and it is advisable to consult with a dermatologist for evaluation and further guidance.

Causes of Mole

Moles are formed when melanocytes, the cells in the skin responsible for producing melanin, group together or cluster. Melanocytes are spread throughout the skin and contribute to the pigmentation that gives the skin its color. New moles can also develop due to factors such as age, genetics, family history, and sun exposure.

How does it works?

Mole removal using CO2 Fractional Laser involves the following steps:

  • Preparation: The treatment area is cleansed, removing any hair and excess oil.
  • Pain management: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure.
  • Laser treatment: The targeted area is exposed to the CO2 Fractional Laser, which emits a concentrated beam of light. The pigmented cells within the mole absorb the light, leading to their breakdown.
  • Precise targeting: The laser selectively affects only the targeted area, minimizing the risk of scarring and reducing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Post-procedure care: Patients are advised to follow the aftercare instructions provided by healthcare professionals, including timely application of prescribed medications.

Types of Moles

Acquired moles: Acquired moles are common moles that can appear on any part of your body or face. These moles typically develop after birth.
Congenital Nevi: Congenital Nevi, also known as large moles or birthmarks, vary in size, shape, and color. They are often present at birth or appear shortly after.
Dysplastic Nevi: Dysplastic nevi, also referred to as atypical moles, are commonly found on the trunk, neck, head, and even the scalp. They have irregular shapes, uneven textures, and borders.

What to expect after treatment?

The goal of fat removal is not weight loss, but improved contour. In fact, since the body retains fluids in response to surgery, you may notice a temporary weight gain (resolving over the first week). You may experience significant swelling in the pubic area. Men are advised to bring an athletic supporter to the office on the day of surgery. Bruising is minimal with Body-Jet.

Lipo/Vibroliposuction. Nevertheless, the more extensive the surgery, the more bruising one can expect. Post-operative discomfort usually takes the form of deep muscle soreness and normally improves over the following 2-7 days. Slight temperature elevation (100ºF) and flushing of the face, neck, and upper chest could last 48 hours. You may initially experience a mild depression that should begin subsiding after the first week, once you see the bruising and swelling fade. Menstrual irregularities (premature or delayed monthly onset) are a common side effect of surgery. If areas on the thighs were treated, you may have swelling in your calves and ankles for up to 3 weeks.