Laser Mole Removal

Laser treatment is another way to eradicate unattractive moles, yet not all types of moles are suitable for laser mole removal.  First of all, there are two types of moles that appear on one’s skin: there are the ones that are present since birth or that appear over time due to sun exposure, and there are also the ones that are subject to constant modifications in size and colour.  Moles from the first type rarely change, and are usually suitable for laser treatments whilst the second group of moles require biopsy from a specialist to ensure they’re not malignant. 

The kinds of moles suitable for removal through the use of a laser beam are flat and small-sized.  Another condition that makes these moles the right candidates for laser mole removal is their development period as new moles can be easily eradicated through this mole removal technique.  The moles which need to be removed through other means are those that are protruding out, that are old and large-sized.  These moles are difficult to eradicate by using laser, not to mention the fact that some of them may be pre-cancerous and laser treatment is not suitable for malign mole removal.

How does Laser Mole Removal Work?

A mole that is to be removed is bombarded with a laser beam and that light breaks apart the pigment in the mole. The laser doesn’t damage the skin much as the light is designed to be absorbed by just the mole’s pigment.  As the healing process begins, the body carries away the broken pigment and thus clears way the mole area.

Limitations of Laser Mole Removal

This technique has its limitations which the patient needs to know before choosing to have the moles eliminated through this method.  The main limitations of laser treatment involve the different types of moles, and accordingly, moles that hold no pigment cannot be removed through the use of laser because the light beam affects only the pigment of the mole.  Aside from these, as mentioned before, laser treatment can be used only in the case of smaller moles because the light cannot penetrate deep into the skin.  This comes as a disadvantage for people that consider laser treatment, especially since most of them are interested in having large moles removed, and not small ones.

Advantages of Laser Mole Removal

Compared to invasive laser mole removal such as surgical eradication, laser treatment leaves far less scarring, doesn’t involve stitching and heals at a faster rate as well.  This is because as the mole gets bombarded with the laser light, the mole develops a scab and then simply falls off, leaving the area clear and with minimal or no scarring at all.  In addition, the procedure is not painful at all, although in some cases the doctor may use a local anaesthetic to numb the area.

Laser Mole Removal Cost

A laser treatment session is not necessarily expensive as it may cost less than £40, however moles typically require a few sessions to be completely eradicated, therefore expect to pay at least £120 if you choose this option.

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