What is Mole Removal?
Mole removal is the removal of benign pigment producing cells in the skin. Surgical and nonsurgical mole removal procedures are performed.
What are the types of Mole Removal procedures?
Nonsurgical mole removal procedures include laser assisted mole removal and electrosurgery for mole removal. Surgical mole removal includes mole removal by shaving and mole removal by excision.
Are Mole Removal procedures painful?
Mole removal is performed after administering local anaesthetic to numb the skin. Patients feel no pain during surgical or nonsurgical procedures. They may feel pain or discomfort after the anaesthetic wears off.
When can I travel by air after Mole Removal?
Patients should not travel by air for two days after their surgery.
How long does recovery take after Mole Removal procedures?
Patients take about two days to recover after nonsurgical mole removal procedures and up to a week after surgical mole removal procedures.
What after care is required after Mole Removal procedures?
Patients should take all prescribed medications correctly. They should avoid strenuous exercises and lifting heavy objects for at least a week. They should keep the bandages dry for two days. They should avoid exposure to the sun for a few weeks. Patients should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least a week. Patients can place ice packs over the area, if swelling occurs. Patients should sleep with their head elevated for three days to keep down any swelling. Patients should avoid touching or scratching the area until the wound is completely healed.
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