The Risks of Mole Removal

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Either for cosmetic or health reasons mole removal is associated with risk.

A small brown or black cluster on the skin is called mole, this can appear on any part of the body. In some people it may ruin their appearance, so they try to remove this unsightly substance off their body.

If you’ve patience and not interested in taking risks, you can try natural way of mole removal.

Coming to surgical method of removing mole, mainly there are two types of surgical methods.

Mole removal with cauterization. (burning away the mole using a tool)

Mole removal without or with stitches.

According to laser method is not suggested for mole removal as it doesn’t work for deeper moles.

Depending on the size and type of the mole dermatologist applies any of the methods.

3 Risks of Mole Removal

Like any other treatment mole removal comes with risks, but if you follow doctor’s advice and take proper care you can at least minimize the chances.

#1 Nerve Damage

A mole can appear on any part of the body. If mole removal surgery is performed on sensitive areas like face and joints it may damage nerve.

Nerve damage results in numbness or loss of feeling pain or discomfort, which affects in long term. This happens when doctor excises too much of the skin with cauterization or any of the methods.

To avoid nerve damage risk consults only professional dermatologists.

#2 Scars

People who’re opting mole removal for cosmetic purpose must know that it leaves a scar on your body. Anyway you can lighten the scar using skin cream suggested by your doctor.

Risk of scars however depends on the size of the mole and method used to remove it. With cauterization chances of leaving deep scars are more.

However if you follow doctor’s prescription and stayed away avoided substances, your scars can be lightened.

#3 Infection

Bacteria or a fungus gets accumulated on virtually any treatment if not taken proper care. Keep the area dry and cover it with ointment (if prescribed). If you see any infection symptoms, reach the dermatologist at once.

Infection symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Excess redness
  • Excess swelling
  • Pus around the wound

If you’re doing it for cosmetic purpose, we recommend avoiding it. But in some cases mole removal is must as they can cause skin cancer, so to minimize the risk of cancer you must face risks from mole removal.

Consult your dermatologist today to know about the risk of mole.


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