Also known as radiofrequency(RF) surgery, laser mole removal is a non-invasive cosmetic surgical procedure. This treatment is fast, effective, safe, and almost pain-free when performed by an expert skin surgeon at Me Clinic.
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The laser mole removal option
Safe and non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) surgery makes this technique ideal for removing moles for cosmetic reasons or because they cause discomfort. With laser mole removal, there is no cutting and no need for stitches. RF surgery’s safety, invasiveness, and healing process can vary. Scarring and skin discolouration may occur. Along with the removal of unsightly moles, laser surgery is also useful for removing skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, warts, benign growths, and other raised skin lesions.
However, not all unwanted moles are harmless and you should periodically inspect your moles for any change in shape, size, or colour. Prior to mole removal at Me Clinic, your moles will need to be inspected by a skin specialist. Use the A;B;C;D;E method when checking moles.
Asymmetry – One half of the mole doesn’t match the other half.
Border – The border of the mole is blurred or irregular looking.
Colour – The mole displays multiple colour pigments.
Diameter – You have a big mole with a diameter larger than a pencil eraser.
Elevation/Evolution – The mole becomes raised or changes shape over time.
Your surgeon can evaluate the mole for skin cancer by taking a biopsy sample. Laser treatment isn’t recommended for cancerous moles and some larger moles as the procedure may not get rid of all the cells. Surgical excision lesion removal is usually preferable for dangerous moles.
Effective skin tag & mole removal treatments
Laser surgery can successfully remove raised moles, lumps, bumps and scaly skin lesions. The risk of scarring, healing time, and skin tone changes can vary depending on individual circumstances. There is no bruising or swelling with this transformative radio-wave technique, although the treated area may feel hot or burnt, similar to sunburn, for a day or two.
The suitability of high-frequency energy for cosmetic mole removal and skin tag removal, as well as the outcomes, which is also the preferred alternative to cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen or mole excision using a scalpel and sutures, can vary depending on individual circumstances.
Thinking about having moles removed for cosmetic reasons?
Laser mole removal is generally recommended for flat moles being removed for cosmetic reasons. After examination, your Me Clinic doctor will choose the most appropriate laser technology depending on the mole. State-of-the-art lasers used include IPL (Intense Pulse Light), KTP (potassium titanyl phosphate) or ND-Yag lasers. These lasers emit specific wavelengths of light to precisely target darker skin pigment. The laser heat energy also cauterises and seals the wound without bleeding, for fast healing.
If you are thinking about having moles removed for cosmetic reasons, contact Me Clinic. We have clinics in Melbourne, Sydney, and regional areas staffed by caring skincare practitioner and highly-qualified cosmetic surgeons.
How our laser mole removal treatment works
During laser mole removal, bursts of light radiation are directed toward the mole, targeting unwanted skin cells. This precise procedure means that only the mole is removed and surrounding healthy tissue is unaffected. Removal of each mole takes only a few minutes, with no post-procedure downtime required. This is a genuine ‘lunchtime’ procedure, where you can return to work or regular activities as soon as the treatment is complete.
Preparing your skin for laser mole removal
Me Clinic experienced practitioners provide skin consultations before any procedure. We prioritise patient care and safety first and foremost, so you will need to have your moles checked by a qualified doctor or dermatologist first to ensure the specific type of mole can be safely removed. Your doctor will make sure you clearly understand the treatment options so you can proceed with your mole removal treatment with confidence.
Facial mole removal and mole removal on other areas of the body are simple procedures performed using a local anaesthetic, but we will need some information prior to mole removal to ensure a smooth and effective operation.
- Inform your doctor of any medications you are currently taking
- Inform your doctor if your moles have changed in size, shape, or colour
- Inform your doctor if you developed abnormal scars after any surgery
- Ask any questions you have about the procedure and aftercare
RF (Radio Frequency) mole removal procedure
we utilise radiofrequency laser technology to safely remove moles, skin tags, and other skin lesions. Here’s how it works:
- Radio waves cut the mole away and seal (cauterise) the treated area for fast healing.
- A precision handpiece is used to glide laser energy through lesion tissue with no pressure.
- The temperature is slowly increased to eradicate all unwanted skin cells.
- The radio waves shrink and destroy the mole’s cellular tissue.
- The treated area is automatically sealed, with little or no bleeding.
- After treatment, a superficial scab will form and then fall off within a couple of days.
- Any discolouration of the treated area mayl fade to normal skin colour over time.
Aftercare with laser mole removal
Your Me Clinic skin care doctor will provide post-treatment aftercare instructions and recommend products that maximise mole removal treatment benefits.
Day of treatment: Do not touch the skin or put anything on the treated area unless recommended by your clinician. Allow the scab to form and come away naturally, and avoid sun exposure and exfoliation for the next couple of weeks.
Day 2: Apply skincare ointments or creams as instructed by your Me Clinic clinician. Apply sunscreen daily if recommended while outdoors.
Day 7: Continue using appropriate skincare products post-treatment until the treated area has healed.
Discover real patient results
Can moles be removed by laser?
Laser methods are the preferred approach for scarless mole removal of benign moles. These techniques are ideal for the removal of moles without affecting surrounding skin, and Me Clinic patients are generally very happy with the results.
How much does laser mole removal cost?
This will depend on how many moles need removing and the number of treatments required. Most moles can be completely removed in one session taking only a few minutes using a local anaesthetic, making this a very cost-effective mole removal procedure. A breakdown of costs will be outlined during your initial Me Clinic consultation, so you won’t suffer any unwanted financial surprises.