Mole Removal in Dubai

Moles can affect self-confidence and be a cause for concern in some cases. If you have otherwise spotless skin, a huge mole may appear as a sore spot hampering your appearance. However, you can now get rid of the mole, whether it’s for cosmetic reasons or health concerns. A mole removal treatment usually takes place in a clinic where the mole is removed with the help of a scalpel. This treatment offers permanent results and causes minimal downtime.

 

What is a Mole?

A mole, also called nevi, is a common skin growth that appears as a small spot of dark brown color. On average, most people develop between 10 and 40 moles during their childhood and adolescence. They may fade over time or change their appearance. In most cases, moles are harmless. However, there are cases of moles becoming cancerous. Usually, skin cancer due to moles can be detected by noticing changes in their appearance along with other pigmented patches. However, it is still important to get a mole check treatment to ensure it’s not cancerous. A biopsy of the mole is conducted for this purpose.

At Aesthetics International, we offer mole check and removal treatment in Dubai. Our doctors can perform the procedure under a local aesthetic, and comes with minimal downtime. Whether you want to have a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, irritating your skin, or health concerns, you can trust us to remove it quickly, safely and effectively for your total peace of mind.

What Causes Moles?

The major reason for the appearance of moles is the growth of melanocytes cells in the skin. These cells grow in clusters and result in moles development. Melanocytes cells are present throughout the skin and serve the function of producing melanin, which is the natural pigment responsible for giving skin its color. These are generally harmless, but some moles can result in melanoma. People born with large and unusual moles are at a higher risk of developing melanoma. Furthermore, having over 50 moles also indicates the risk of this condition.

Who Can Get Mole Removal Treatment?

Mole removal by the incision is suitable for anyone who is concerned about a mole and wants to have it permanently removed. This is particularly important if your mole is large and/or of an irregular shape.

Most importantly, mole removal treatment becomes of utmost importance if there’s a cancer risk. Studies reveal that basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, making up 75% of all skin cancers. These small tumors appear as raised nodules or bumps and can sometimes bleed. Unlike other forms of cancer, this cancer grows slowly and rarely spreads to other body areas. Squamous cell carcinoma accounts for up to 20% of all skin cancers. This cancer usually appears as nodules or as red, scaly patches on the skin. Squamous cell carcinoma is more likely to spread to other body parts than basal cell carcinoma; however, spreading occurs in less than 1% of cancer cases.

Mole Removal Procedure at Aesthetics International

Mole Check

Before taking out the mole, experienced doctors at Aesthetics International conduct a detailed mole check routine. This is done to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for the surgery. Or whether the surgery poses any risk for you. They may also conduct a biopsy of the mole during this routine if they suspect it is cancerous.

Surgery Technique

On the day, the doctor will begin by cleaning the skin’s surface. A local anesthetic will be injected into the area to numb it before the incision, which will be carefully performed by the doctor with a scalpel. The mole and any affected surrounding tissue will be removed, and depending on the incision depth, you may require stitches. It is a straightforward outpatient procedure that requires no extensive downtime.

Your doctor can deliver permanent results by removing a mole with a scalpel and ensuring no cancerous cells are left behind. This is particularly important if your mole is large and/or of an irregular shape or if you have a genetic predisposition to cancer in your family.

Recovery and Post-surgery Care

The recovery time of mole removal varies from patient to patient and depends on several factors such as age, the overall condition of the skin and individual healing times. You can expect to experience some discomfort at the incision site for a few days, but you should be able to return to normal activities soon. It is important to keep the area clean and soothed during the healing process, and your doctor will advise you on how to look after the wound before you leave the clinic. For areas that have been treated by laser, there might be a discharge during the next 48 hours, and this is normal. Simply change the outer dressing.

Expected Results of Mole Removal Treatment

If the surgery is successful, which is most likely the case, the mole is removed instantly and permanently. However, the wound will take some time to heal. If the mole was particularly large, it might take a few weeks before the wound is completely healed, and stitches are usually removed about two weeks after the procedure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes – all moles should be thoroughly examined prior to removal so the doctor can ensure it is done safely and effectively.

Because the procedure is performed under anesthetic, you will not feel any pain. There may be a slight pulling sensation but nothing more than that – if you feel pain, it’s important to let your doctor know straight away. After the treatment, you may feel some soreness at the incision site, which can be managed with over the counter pain relief. Your doctor will advise you on how to manage the area after treatment.

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