Skin and subcutaneous tissue are subjects to a variety of moles of different size. characteristics and behavior throughout life. Usually there is a benign changes which can be treated differently, depending on their primary characteristics. Some of them are removed for aesthetic reasons, especially if they are on-site, while others represent such a collection of tumors that may require surgical removal. If these skin changes are removed at an early stage, all cancerous cells are removed from the body and very rarely appears again. Most moles are benign and pose no danger to health, but some of them still needs proper medical attention. This refers to pigment changes in size, shape or color, and the subsequent effects like bleeding or itching.
A surgical method in our clinic offer an alternative method of removing moles and other benign changes with a laser and radio frequency removal.
Laser removal is the easiest method to remove moles and other skin changes. In most cases it does not require anesthesia for their removal. This procedure involves the use of laser light whose beam is directed straight to the mole to warm it and then destroy it. It's painless, requires no cutting or stitches on the skin. Also, with laser removal of moles the possibility of arising scars is less comparing to the other removal techniques. After the laser treatment is done, a scab forms on the spot where there was a mole. This scab is usually held about two weeks and then falls off naturally. It is worth noting that the laser treatment removes skin changes in its entirety (even at the microscopic level), hence there is no possibility that the treated tissue could be sent to a pathologist for analysis or a definitive diagnosis.
In the radio frequency technique, the changes on the skin are removed only after local anesthesia which is injected below the growths by small needle. Immediately after the treatment, wounds appear but they do not bleed. They are the same size as the lump removed. The next stage is forming a scab and after 7-10 days the fresh layer of skin starts to appear. Over time, this new layer of skin gains the same color rate as the surrounding skin. After removing moles by radio frequency method, a tissue can be sent to the PHD (histopathology) analysis, where it can be determined whether the lesion is benign or not.