Me Clinic skin care practitioners and cosmetic surgeons use modern technology and non-invasive treatments in their procedures. We offer a range of procedures for mole removal on the face and other areas of the body that provide the best possible outcomes.
Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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Cosmetic mole removal procedures
Your doctor can typically remove moles (nevi), scabs and skin lesions during a routine office visit. The procedure is generally performed under local anaesthetic. Sometimes a follow-up visit will be required to completely remove the mole.
Benign mole removal methods and procedures for facial moles include:
- Freezing (cryotherapy) using a small amount of liquid nitrogen to freeze a noncancerous mole.
- Shaving using a surgical scalpel to remove the mole.
- Surgical excision that goes deeper than shaving to excise the entire mole.
- Radiofrequency procedures, also known as laser mole removal.
If necessary, your doctor can evaluate the mole for skin cancer by taking a biopsy sample.
Scarless mole removal
Cosmetic radiosurgery (electrosurgery) is one of the methods we use to remove unwanted moles, warts, and skin tags on the face and body. Like any procedure, it carries certain risks and the recovery process can vary among individuals. The suitability of this method for you will be assessed by a Me Clinic clinician during your initial consultation.
With electrosurgery, a small amount of local anaesthetic is administered under the lesion prior to treatment using a very fine needle. A hand-held radiofrequency device is then used to target the mole with a high-frequency electric current. This mole removal treatment reduces raised moles down to the skin level. Healing takes a week or two while a new layer of skin forms to blend in with your normal skin pigment colour. Some potential benefits of radiofrequency mole removal may include:
- Less damage to surrounding skin
- Less bleeding compared to other methods
However, like any procedure, it carries certain risks and the recovery process can vary among individuals.
Treatment options to effectively remove facial moles
Radiofrequency electrosurgery is particularly useful for treating facial moles as there is minimal scarring and the healing time period is short. This technique is also suitable for addressing facial veins, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, and other raised and pigmented lesions.
For suspicious moles, potential melanoma, and skin lesions that are not benign, surgical excision and sutures with a safety margin are required. In many cases, mole and skin tag removal procedures can be performed with minimal side effects and recovery time. However, like any procedure, it carries certain risks and the recovery process can vary among individuals. In some instances, a Medicare rebate may be available.
Preparing for mole removal on your face
A consultation at Me Clinic is an important first step in understanding the type of mole you have and if any further examination is required. Facial mole removal is generally a simple procedure performed under local anaesthesia. The procedure is quick and painless, but there is some preparation required to ensure a smooth and effective operation.
- Inform your doctor of any medications you are currently taking
- Inform your doctor if you have noticed any changes to your moles
- Ask any questions you have about the operation, recovery time, and aftercare
Caring for your skin post-mole removal
The healing process will depend on the size and type of mole removed. Your general health will also determine the time it takes your skin to heal. Initially, you will feel a little soreness in the treated area, and new skin will begin to form over the operated site within a couple of weeks. During this time, you should be able to perform regular activities comfortably.
Basic aftercare will involve using ointment and a bandage over the treated area. Apply ointment and replace dressings according to your clinician’s instructions to promote healing and avoid infection. Make sure to avoid sun exposure on your skin while it is healing and use sunscreen while outdoors.
Book an online Me Clinic consultation today
If you are considering mole removal and would like more information about the costs and recommended surgical procedures, we recommend scheduling a consultation. We treat each patient as an individual and provide a personalised and cost-effective service for the best possible results. Alternatively, call us over the phone or visit a Me Clinic in person to speak with one of our skincare practitioners.
See real patient results
To understand the potential outcomes of mole removal, you can view before and after photos and case studies from our past patients. Please remember that results can vary among individuals. If moles or other unwanted skin blemishes are making you feel self-conscious or are concerning you, we have the answers. Contact one of our friendly Me Clinic doctors or cosmetic surgeon today!
Can facial moles be removed?
They certainly can, and Me Clinic has progressive mole removal options for benign moles, larger moles, raised moles, and other skin mole types. Our procedures are performed with state-of-the-art equipment in a sterile treatment clinic environment.
Will facial mole removal scar?
Modern mole removal methods such as radiofrequency mole removal result in minimal or even zero scarring. However, the type and size of the mole being removed will affect results, as will your own body’s healing ability. Your mole removal aspirations and expectations can be discussed during your initial consultation.