If you are troubled by moles on your face or body, there are two methods by which they can be entirely removed—surgical excision and shave excision. Both procedures require a delicate, meticulous approach to avoid visible scarring—a mastery of skill which Dr. Ostad artfully demonstrates with his customized procedures.
A mole is a collection of melanocytes. Moles are often darker than the rest of your skin, and may be benign but can also be abnormal.
There are two options to treat moles. If the lesion is deeper, an excision is required, which means you will be left with a couple of stitches for a week. The other option is to perform a shave removal, in which the mole is removed by shaving it off. Dr. Ostad will determine the best way to remove the mole, depending on its location and size.
Mole removal in New York is a customized treatment to remove the mole structure, whether on the face or body. It is performed with advanced techniques, leaving your skin smooth and healthy following treatment. Dr. Ostad uses meticulous techniques to resolve unsightly moles quickly and efficiently, leaving your skin fresh and unblemished.
Your procedural steps depend on the surgical technique Dr. Ostad uses to remove your mole.
Dr. Ostad uses a thin, razor-like tool to carefully slice away the mole. He may perform electrosurgical feathering using a device with a tiny electrode at the end. This helps minimize the appearance of excision by blending the wound’s edges with the surrounding skin. You will not need stitches with shave excision mole removal.
This procedure involves a deeper cut and is more like traditional surgery than shave excision. The doctor cuts out the entire mole—including the area underneath—to the fat layer beneath the skin. The incision is closed with sutures and the mole is examined for cancer cells.
As well as a highly-skilled dermatologist, Dr. Ostad is also an extremely compassionate, caring doctor, who values trust, and performs mole removal procedures with your comfort and results as his primary concern.
Moles can be removed for aesthetic or health reasons. You may be a candidate for mole removal if you have a mole with indications of cancer characteristics such as change in size, shape, or color. You may also be a candidate if you want a mole removed to enhance your appearance.
There is typically no downtime after mole removal. In most cases, you can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. Healing times can vary, depending on the patient. Generally, mole removal requires at least two to three weeks for healing. Initial wound care is essential to prevent infection and minimize scarring.
Keep the incision site clean and us a moisturizing ointment. Do not stretch the scar. Avoid sun exposure to the wound. Massage the scar area after your sutures and scabbing are gone. Ask Dr. Ostad to recommend scar minimizing treatments.
Dr. Ariel Ostad has seen patients for this service from all over the tri-state area, including Manhattan, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Harlem, Astoria, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and more. If you are interested in any of the services offered at the Office of Dr. Ariel Ostad, please contact us for more information.