Facial mole removal
A majority of the population has moles, warts, pigmentations and other lesions on their face, neck and scalp. Most of these lesions are benign but some growths may be pre-malignant or malignant. Moles that exhibit a change in shape, color, texture or size should be examined and possibly removed for biopsy and micropscopic interpretation by a licensed and board-certified pathologist.
Every patient should examine their moles on a routine basis and seek immediate professional examination if they notice the signs of malignant melanoma which is a potentially fatal lesion due to its aggressive nature.
If you are unsure about a lesion or spot, please see us, your family doctor or dermatologist. The use of liquid nitrogen can result in unsightly scarring. Dr. Katz utilizes radiowave technology to melt the moles and lesions away with negligible tissue damage to the underlying skin in order to avoid this type of problem. Surgically excising (cutting with a scalpel and stitching) is also oftentimes use to treat benign moles but in some cases can leave unsightly scars.
Radiowave Mole Removal Procedure
With this unique radiowave technology it takes only a few seconds to remove moles and other growths without cutting or sutures. If the lesion is suspicious, Dr. Katz will biopsy it before removal. For benign lesions, a numbing cream may be applied prior to a small amount of local anesthesia which is injected using an ultra-fine needle in the undersurface of the mole.
Using specialized radiowave device tips, the mole can be melted away down to the normal tissue plane. This usually takes less than a minute or so. After removing the mole, a raw area the size of the mole is left and will heal in about 5-6 days to smooth pink skin and then fades to normal color over the coming weeks.
The surgical site is covered with an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin and will progress to smooth pink skin over the next week. If desired, the area can be covered with makeup. The pink area will persist for a few weeks (or longer in rare instances) and will gradually fade to normal color like the adjacent skin. Patients are scheduled for follow up at 2 months and often times the patient and/or the surgeon cannot even tell where the mole was. The healing from radiowave surgery is extraordinary.