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.
"Friendly, efficient and competent! I have been coming here for 3 years and have had serious dermatologic work and diagnostics and a cosmetic procedure . I have every confidence in the expertise of Dr.Evans and her staff."- C.M. / Google / Nov 11, 2020
"Friendly, efficient and competent! I have been coming here for 3 years and have had serious dermatologic work and a cosmetic procedure. I have every confidence in the expertise of Dr.Evans and her staff."- C.M. / Google / Nov 03, 2020
"I highly, highly recommend Dr. Evans as a doctor for skin cancer. She really knows her stuff and is trained in Mohs surgery (not many dermatologists are!). I really appreciate that she uses the latest technology to keep track of any spots on your skin and has a suspicious eye. I have had doctors in the past who did a quick skin check and literally missed the mark. I can’t really speak to the more cosmetic aspects of her practice, but I do not like how products are offered to me at the end of my appointment. Without being upfront about their cost or the fact that products are not returnable, Dr Evans’ assistant will present the products she recommends I purchase at the end of my appointment. (There is a small sign by the register about the return policy.) I know that these are vetted products and they must help her practice thrive, but I wish I could be offered either a drugstore alternative or a pharmacy prescription option. I’m sure the cost is not an issue for many of her patients, but it is for me and I am simply not able to do what she recommends as far as products are concerned. However, I find her to be so incredibly smart and trustworthy when it comes to skin cancer that I can simply overlook this part of the appointment."- E.R. / Yelp / Aug 18, 2020
"Today was my first time visiting Pacific Skin in Corte Madera. From the moment I arrived, it was an experience of friendliness and professionalism...both of the receptionists welcomed me so kindly, the medical assistant was very pleasant...and when Krystal Shin, my dermatologist came in, I felt I was in the BEST hands. She was so kind, informative, and professional. Even though I wasn’t feeling the best, they made me comfortable and confident that I would be just fine. I am so happy I found Pacific Skin. Thank you for a great experience!"- C.C. / Yelp / Jun 29, 2020
"An amazing staff working with a cutting edge doctor make up this team of talented artists. I feel lucky to be a client each time."- M.D. / Google / May 29, 2020
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.