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Laser mole removal by a dermatologist in Lviv 

 

Moles (or nevi) are neoplasms on the skin of various shapes and sizes that can be congenital or appear throughout a person’s life. Such neoplasms are present in almost everyone in different numbers and on different parts of the body. In most cases, moles are considered benign growths and do not cause a danger to human health.

However, constant trauma to the mole leads to the fact that this neoplasm can develop into melanoma – a malignant tumor. In addition, moles on the face and in other exposed areas of the skin are perceived as a cosmetic defect, causing discomfort to the patient.

Qualified dermatologists-oncologists offer several popular ways to remove nevi. In the Aesthetic Medicine Clinic Myroslava Novosilska the “laser mole removal” procedure is carried out with the help of a modern laser device, which copes with small skin growths.

Scars from acne and post acne appear as a result of inflammatory reactions under the skin and the destruction of collagen fibers. Coarse connective tissue appears at the site of such injuries over time. Depending on the characteristics of these scars, doctors distinguish between keloid, atrophic, normotrophic and hypertrophic scars.

Atrophic ones differ from others in their appearance – they are small deepening pits, hypertrophic are presented in the form of protruding growths, and keloid – are characterized by the growth of fibrous tissue, which extends beyond the formed wounds.

Laser resurfacing of scars and post acne is performed at the Aesthetic Medicine Clinic Myroslava Novosilska in Lviv. The clinic’s experienced and qualified specialists help deal with such skin defects with the powerful and unique – the only one in the city – laser Harmony XL Pro from the German manufacturer Alma.

Indications

  • nevi (moles);
  • keratomas (pigment spots that appear with age and are slightly raised above the skin);
  • soft fibroids;
  • hemangiomas;
  • papillomas, condylomas, warts (neoplasms caused by human papilloma virus).

Contraindication

  • oncological diseases;
  • allergic reactions to components that are part of local anesthetics;
  • chronic diseases in the acute stage;
  • diabetes mellitus in the stage of decompensation;
  • epileptic seizures;
  • inflammatory processes in the target skin area;
  • signs that the nevi are turning into malignant tumors, as well as the need for histological examination.

Safe removal of moles in Lviv: dermatoscopy

Before starting the procedure of laser moles removal, you should consult a dermatologist-oncologist, and undergo dermatoscopy. Dermatoscopy is considered a modern digital method of skin examination. As a result, all tumors are examined by 10 or 20-fold increase. The procedure is performed with the device called dermatoscope. Due to this increase, the dermatologist-oncologist evaluates the following:

  • the state of a certain tumor;
  • mole colour;
  • structure of the epidermis;
  • papillary layer of the dermis.

Dermatoscopy is considered a painless and completely safe method of checking moles, and therefore it can be performed for both adults and children. It is recommended to perform such an examination once every six months (more often, if there are indications from a dermatologist-oncologist) in the Aesthetic Medicine Clinic Myroslava Novosilska.

The way laser mole removal is performed in the network of Aesthetic Medicine Clinics Myroslava Novosilska in Lviv

Laser mole removal in the clinic is performed using a modern iPixel module. The duration of the procedure varies from 10 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the number of moles and their size.

After the examination of moles has been completed, the dermatologist begins to use the laser method:

  1. Before the procedure, the doctor disinfects a certain area of ​​skin. If necessary, local anesthetic is used.
  2. Laser mole removal is performed using the iPixel module: a high-power light beam burns the tumor without affecting the healthy layers of the epidermis. After removal, a hole is formed in this area, which heals within two weeks, and after a while disappears on its own. As a result, this procedure can be performed even on delicate areas of the body and skin (for example, on the face).

Rehabilitation period

Post-procedure care is as follows:

  • 2 days after laser moles removal, it is not recommended to wet this area of ​​skin;
  • within 3 days, the treated area of ​​skin should be soaked with water-based antiseptic, as well as use special creams for rapid healing (prescribed by a dermatologist).

As a result, the rehabilitation period lasts up to two weeks. Two weeks after the procedure, a patient should visit the doctor to check the site of removal for possible restoration of the old mole.

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What does a mole look like after removal

Upon completion of the laser mole removal procedure, a small wound with a scab remains on the skin. The healing process depends on several factors:

  • age of the patient;
  • presence/absence of various diseases (for example, diabetes mellitus) in the patient’s anamnesis;
  • the size of the mole and its specific location;
  • whether the patient is taking specific drugs, blood thinners.

It takes 7 to 10 days for a normal wound to heal.

Advantages of laser moles removal on the face and other parts of the body

  • fast process of skin recovery;
  • short rehabilitation period;
  • no pain;
  • rapid wound healing process;
  • no bleeding (laser beam promotes cauterization of blood vessels).

Dermatologist-oncologist recommends laser method, noting its significant advantages over other common procedures. As a result, the patient does not need to stay in the clinic for a long time.

 

Can I get moles removed if they cause discomfort or I do not like them?

Moles can be removed only after a consultation with a dermatologist-oncologist, who conducts dermatoscopy to diagnose melanoma in the early stages. If the dermatoscope shows that the tumor may be malignant, a diagnostic biopsy and surgical removal of the mole should be performed.

The laser device allows to remove only benign formations (nevi) when the mole creates only aesthetic discomfort. With this device, the removal process can occur on different parts of the body: face, arms, legs, abdomen, neck, etc.

How to prevent skin cancer – advice from the PhD in Medical Sciences, dermatologist-oncologist Myroslava Novosilska

You can prevent skin cancer if you pay enough attention to your health. It is important to regularly check your own moles and other growths on the skin via dermatoscopy. It is the dermatoscope that allows you to see what a person cannot see with the naked eye.

You also should avoid sunburn, not sunbathe from 10:00 to 16:00, cover exposed skin with clothing during the very active sun. Children under the age of three are recommended to spend as little time in the open sun as possible.

Every year on April 1, while observing the Ukrainian Day of Melanoma Diagnosis, we conduct a free examination of moles for everyone in the network of Aesthetic Medicine Clinics. It is important to examine all moles at least once a year. If you noticed that the mole changed its colour (became black or other unusual shades), shape, an asymmetry (the mole edges changed), erosion, pain, and bleeding occurred – be sure to visit a dermatologist -oncologist and undergo dermatoscopy.

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Laser removal of moles

Laser removal of moles 1st degree20 minfrom 990₴
Laser removal of moles 2nd degree20 minfrom 1090₴
Laser removal of moles 3 degrees20 minfrom 1290₴
Laser removal of 4-stage moles20 minfrom 1550₴
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