Mole Removal Using Advanced Cosmetic Procedures
Advanced cosmetic procedures is a new adaptation of an existing well established and safety proven treatment, namely electrolysis. This method can remove blemishes such as skin tags, moles or even warts by using an electrical current which passes down a probe and into the skin where it effectively cauterises the blemish (enabling it to be removed without surgery).
Removing moles can be a bit of a touchy and scary topic, as we must be super careful in identifying the good from the occasionaly not so good ones in order to remove them safely. Moles are very common and can appear in all shapes and sizes. In many cases, they cause little or no problem, but for some people they can have a huge effect on self-confidence – especially if the mole is on the face, or other parts of the body where they are easily seen.
What are Moles and What Causes Them?
Moles are similar to skin tags but darker and flatter and they spread quite quickly. They are highly contagious, not from person to person, but because they are on the face, you may be prone to feel and touch your face and spread them.
Moles are caused when the skin's special cells that produce melanin, the substance that gives skin its pigmentation or color, grow in clusters. These clusters cause a high concentration of melanin to build up in a localized spot. When this happens, a mole will begin to develop and the intensity of color will depend on how much melanin is present. So if a mole is a source of embarrassment or discomfort for you, we can remove it with electrolysis by treating the overgrown tissue and shrinking it down. But, remember, because moles can be cancerous, we will only remove your mole with a doctors note stating that the mole is not harmful.
We do not actually remove the mole with electrolysis, but more reduce the appearance of the mole. With the first treatment, we can reduce the size of the mole while a second treatment gets it down to skin level, flat to the skin. One thing to remember is that we can't guarantee that the color of the area will exactly match the rest of the skin. But, since the mole has been reduced, the area will be much lighter than it was.
Most sessions last about 15-20 minutes and there is little or no risk of scarring. Sometimes 2 or 3 treatments may be needed, especially for larger moles.