What is Scarless Mole Removal?

For this procedure the whole mole is not removed, rather, it is shaved off flat with the skin. This removes the contour deformity and usually all of the pigment. Because the skin is not cut through full thickness there is no need for stitches. The skin is given the chance to heal with minimal to no scar. If there is any concern then the shaved mole can be sent for pathology examination.

Who is a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Raised moles

Who is not a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Moles that are not raised
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Impaired healing

The procedure

Scarless Mole Removal is performed at Academy Day Hospital under local anaesthesia. The process uses Radio-Surgery. Much like Laser surgery, cutting can be done without creating bleeding.

How long do I need off work?

No time off work is usually required afterwards.

The recovery

The wound is like a shallow graze. Initially it is covered with a small band-aid type dressing. Later, ointment is all that is required. The skin heals over around one week. It will be slightly pink for a few weeks before settling down.

Is there discomfort?

Usually there is minimal discomfort. Panadol can be taken afterwards if required.

Risks and complications

There is a small risk of complications. This will be discussed at your consultation. You will also be provided with written information on Scarless mole Removal.

I am interested what now?

Your first step is an initial consultation with the doctor who will be performing the Scarless Mole Removal. If you have a referral letter you can claim some of the cost of the consultation from Medicare. If you are a suitable candidate for Scarless Mole Removal and you want to go ahead, a booking for the procedure will be scheduled.

Complimentary consultations

For a complimentary consultation, you may wish to speak with our nurse consultant prior to seeing the doctor. During this consultation, you can discuss options to treat your concern(s).

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