If you have moles or other types of skin lesions or imperfections which are unaesthetic and make you self conscious, removal through either surgical excision or with high frequency radio frequency (scarless mole removal) may be an option. Even though most moles are not dangerous, a certain type of flat, deeply coloured variety may precede a highly malignant skin tumour. It is advisable to get these facial moles removed by a specialist. Dr Imani's extensive experience with skin cancer surgery may help in diagnosing such lesions. Mole removal will usually result in minimal scarring which generally blends in well with the surrounding skin.
Are there risks involved?
Yes. There are minor risks involved in facial mole removal. Dr Imani will gladly discuss and disclose all possible risks, benefits and alternatives involved at the time of consultation. Our practice staff will provide you with written procedure specific information sheets after your consultation.
Local anaesthetic with or without sedation.
Outpatient, same day.
Length of Surgery:
Very minimal pain only at the time of anaesthetic injection (if required).
Recovery and getting back to work:
Immediate return to normal activity for small moles and lesions, some moles may require a dressing for 24 hours up to 7 days.
Duration of Results:
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified surgeon.