The human body’s largest organ, skin is something that practically no human lacks for. In that case, it’s hardly surprising most people can boast at least one mole on their skin – and others can boast even more.
For the most part, moles aren’t a big deal; they’re entirely benign and usually small enough or on a part of the body (say, somewhere on the torso) so they’re not that noticeable. An issue can arise, though, when a mole grows on someone’s face and that person deems them unsightly, which inevitably leads them to feel self-conscious, even unattractive.
So, what’s to be done? Well, pretty much the only option available is to have the mole (or moles, plural) removed. Traditionally, that would mean having the thing lopped off by a surgeon or a doctor but, nowadays, a much more appealing, less brutal-sounding and totally pain-free option is available – cosmetic mole removal via laser.
Laser mole removal
In a sense, having a mole removed by applying a laser to it may sound a drastic measure but, in the vast majority of cases, it results in an impressive cosmetic appearance, with no permanent scarring and – naturally – no more mole. The treatment tends to involve the targeting of wavelengths of light, which break down the grouped dark pigment in a small area of skin that is responsible for the mole’s appearance.
Generally speaking, it’s usually possible to remove a single mole in one treatment session; removal of multiple moles on the face and/ or the body may require a few sessions and, it’s true, some moles can be stubborn to remove, so may require a number of sessions to get rid of them.
Research your treatment provider
Having said that, before you agree to begin treatment with someone, bear in mind that any clinician worth their salt should check with you on your relevant medical history and explain the entire procedure process; basically, they should ensure it’s properly safe for you to undergo the treatment and make clear what it entails. If any clinician you seek out and see for treatment doesn’t do this, don’t go ahead with the treatment – or, indeed, any skin treatments with them.
No question, then, it matters who performs your mole removal job. Be sure you search for well-reviewed, well-recommended clinics and, when you visit the establishment, make sure you’re comfortable with and feel you trust the professional who’ll be performing the treatment. Let’s face it, they’ll effectively be performing surgery on your body or face and, after all, if it turns out to be a less than stellar mole removal Manchester, there’s a chance the mole may actually grow back if its dark pigmented cells haven’t been targeted and dispersed properly. Not a situation you want to find yourself in.
Is there any danger a mole could be cancerous?
Finally, this may sound like an overly-anxious question to answer but it can be a fairly common concern. As noted above, all moles are benign, so they’re definitely not cancerous. However, if you do come across a mole anywhere on your body or if you’ve noticed a change in a longstanding mole that concerns you, you’re best advised to seek the opinion of a specialist/ doctor; especially if the mole:
- is itching
- is painful
- has formed a crust
- is bleeding and/ or swelling
- has changed colour and/ or size.