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Mole removal via excision. Different treatment Methods for Mole Removal include:
Laser- Usually used for pigmented nevi (flat moles that are brown/black in color). This method of removal may require repeated treatments (approximately 1-3) before the mole is gone. Light from the laser usually does not penetrate deeply enough to use this method on raised moles.
Excision (cutting) with sutures- Some moles may require excision for complete and permanant removal. This is usually a single treatment and is usually used for protruding moles.
Electrocautery- Usually used for removing skin tags, or seborrheia keritosis. It is a procedure that uses heat to burn the mole off, reaching only the superficial layers of the skin (so scarring is not a problem). Multiple treatments may be needed (approximately 1-3).
Call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at (415) 392-3333 for a free consultation or visit our website at www.sfcosmeticsurgery.com