Moles or melanocytic neavi are dark marks on the skin caused by melanocytes which are the cells in the skin that produce pigment (colour). Moles may vary in colour from the light ‘flesh’ coloured mole through to brown, dark brown and black. Moles can be flat or raised, smooth or rough. Some have hairs growing from them and others are usually round with a regular edge.
The mole removal process is done by excision (surgical removal with or without stitches) by Dr Mia. Skin tags may be easily removed by electrocautery.
You will need to book a consultation with Dr Mia to assess your moles and discuss an appropriate treatment plan. All moles are carefully assessed before removal.
At the initial consultation you will be advised of any medications you may need to discontinue before the procedure. This is to minimize bleeding, bruising and swelling.
Follow-up consultations occur
To prevent infection during the recovery time, you need to follow Dr Mia’s advice and keep the area clean and covered with daily applications of ointment provided by Dr Mia.
You will be able to carry on with your normal daily activities, taking the post-procedural instructions into consideration. Avoid direct exposure of the treated area to the sun until it is completely healed. It is advised to use a high SPF sunblock in the treated area. You will be advised to avoid any activity which may cause tension in the treated area for a period of 7-10 days.