Mole/Skin Tag/Angioma Removal in Marin County, CA

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What Is Mole/Skin Tag/Angioma Removal?

Cosmetic mole, lesion, skin tag, and angioma removal is the elimination of skin growths that are large, dark, bumpy, or located in plain sight, requiring a more meticulous procedure to minimize scarring. Dr. Tracy Evans at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera is proficient in the removal of unappealing lesions and moles. At your consultation with Dr. Evans, the size, depth, and location of the mole, skin tag, or angioma is observed and noted to determine how best to proceed with treatment. In addition, any necessary lesion will be examined to decide if it is cancerous or not so it can be safely removed. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Evans for an assessment of your mole or lesion and learn more about your treatment options for excision so you can have smooth, clear skin.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Lesion/Mole Removal?

Under most circumstances, lesions and moles are not a medical emergency, but occasionally, they might irritate your skin, hinder self-esteem, and create unnecessary worry. The best candidates:

  • Have moles, skin tags, or angiomas that are causing them emotional or physical discomfort
  • Have consulted with a skin doctor to make sure the mole or lesion is noncancerous
  • Have lesions or moles that are dark, large, or raised
  • Would prefer a removal technique that will not leave severe scarring

Mole/Lesion REmoval Procedure Technique

Factors, including the size, depth, and location of the mole, skin tag, or angioma, will be used to choose the best technique for removal. Moles, skin tags, or angiomas that are only on the skin's surface may be eligible for laser removal or a simple skin shaving technique. Those that are deep-seated may require a minor surgical procedure. For a more invasive removal, Dr. Evans will numb the area with a local anesthesia, cut off the mole or lesion, and then carefully suture the skin back together for optimal results and minimal scarring.

What to Expect After Mole/Lesion Removal

Mole, skin tag, and angioma removal typically takes a short amount of time but reveals great results. Cosmetic removal is usually done in our Corte Madera, CA facility in approximately an hour utilizing local anesthesia. For excisions that require stitches, you should prepare for a small amount of discomfort for around a week following the procedure. Complete healing after this procedure can be expected in approximately two weeks, but this could depend on the size and shape of the lesion or mole, as well as the technique that was used. Recovery can be expedited by closely following aftercare instructions following the removal.

Frequently Asked Questions About REmoval

How much does mole, skin tag, or angioma removal cost?
Mole, skin tag, and angioma excision pricing is dependent on the size, type, and location of the lesion. If it is being removed for cosmetic reasons, health insurance is usually not involved. However, if it needs to be excised for a biopsy or other medical reasons, insurance might cover some of your costs. Talk to Dr. Evans in your consultation if you would like to submit a claim to your insurance company. She or someone on her team can give you the correct paperwork.

What are the most common moles removed?
There are many different types of moles on the body and face. Moles that have a danger of becoming melanoma need to be removed for a biopsy. These moles may be abnormal in shape, crusty, bleeding, or discolored. Other moles, like large or bumpy lesions, aren't usually a medical problem; however, they can be unattractive if they are in a highly visible area, like your face or chest. If you have a mole that is irritating (frequently snagged on clothing), makes you feel self-conscious, or causes other negative emotions, make an appointment with Dr. Evans to get more information about mole and lesion removal.

Is scarring a concern?
Incisions are needed to remove a mole, skin tag, or angioma so you will have a scar. For this reason, patients worried about the scarring should seek out a medical director, like Dr. Evans. She understands not only how to safely remove the lesion or mole but also has advanced techniques to minimize scarring for a better-looking result.

Will a mole grow back after it's removed?
Most moles that are surgically excised don't grow back. Moles removed using a shaving method have a slight possibility of returning; however, these cases are rare. Lesion and mole removal typically offers positive, lasting outcomes.

Innovative REmoval Techniques

While moles, skin tags, and angiomas might not be a medical problem, they are almost always unwanted. Find out more about removal techniques at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology Corte Madera with Dr. Tracy Evans in order to eliminate unwanted skin growths on your body and face. In addition, having a professional to examine the area can help ease your concern regarding any possible medical problems. Schedule a consultation at our Corte Madera, CA office to have your skin examined by Dr. Evans.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.