Moles, or nevi, is fairly common among men and women. It is also frequently becoming cosmetic problems. Surgical by cauterization (a tool is used to burn away the mole), is primarily used for mole removal. On our clinic we use Surgitron® Radiolase® by Ellman®. It will remove the moles permanently, no cut and no need for stitches. The wound will heal quick and leaves very minimal to no scar.
Where can it be used?
This treatment can be done on all area where the moles located. Others lumps such as skin tag, small scar, or pigment spots also can be removed using Surgitron® Radiolase®.
Is there any side effect?
The common side effect is usually related to allergic reaction from anaesthetic. Less common side effect is nerve damage and scar formation.
What happens during the treatment?
For your convenience, we will give you local anaesthetic by cream or injection prior of the procedure. Once the anaesthetic works, the area to be treated will be cleansed and the doctor takes cauterizing tool and burns the mole off. Healing and recovery is generally less than 48 hours. Depending on the type of moles, you may have to do follow-up with your doctor and have some lab tests done.
What should I be aware of after treatment?
- The area may bleed for up to 24 hours, this is normal as the skin is developing a scab. The scab will eventually fall off within a week.
- Keep the area clean and dry and do not pull or scrape off the scab, or the area could scar.
- To prevent infection, during the time of the recovery, you need to be careful not to get the area dirty
- Clean the wound once or twice daily, and apply the antibiotic cream