How do I care for my skin after mole or lesion removal?
Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is going to be the most important thing you can do after your mole removal procedure with Dr Safvat. The area that was treated should be kept out of direct sunlight for at least a year to ensure the skin isn’t negatively affected. Applying a high-quality, TGA approved sunscreen whenever you’re planning to spend time outside is essential, especially in Australia’s harsh climate.
Am I a good candidate for mole removal?
Generally speaking, you are a good candidate for mole removal if:
- You are in good general health.
- You have realistic expectations about the results of the mole removal.
- You understand and are happy to have a scar instead of the mole.
- You are concerned the mole is changing or worried about the mole from an aesthetic perspective.
Can I avoid hospital to have my mole removed?
In most cases, moles can be removed in our Miranda or Bowral rooms. There are some cases where Dr Safvat will advise that the procedure should be done in a hospital day surgery such as if the procedure is more extensive or when there are multiple moles to be removed.
Are there any alternatives to surgery for mole removal?
Generally speaking, you can just leave the lesion. But if you want it gone then surgery completely removes the lesion reducing the chance of recurrence. The mole is always sent for histopathology to be sure there is no malignancy in the mole.