In India mole removal is done for cosmetic reason but we must know the cause whether it is mole or something else. It is generally known as dermal nevi.
It is genetically determined and more common on the sun exposed sides; it can be there in other areas and anywhere else in the body. It’s very important to differentiate your mole with skin tags, lentigens, freckles and age spots. Moles are sometimes of skin colour or light brown, sometimes dark brown or black in colour of varies sizes and shapes.
If the size of the mole is increasing or it is ulcerated, then it’s very important for us to get the biopsy to be done. Generally if the dermatologist is experienced then he can clinically differentiate between Benign and malignant moles, but if biopsy is required then it should be considered.
Moles are generally caused in the skin called melanocytes that grow in clusters or clamps with tissue surrounding them. Melanocytes cells produce melanin which is a natural pigment that gives skin back its color. Generally melanocytes are distributed evenly throughout your skin.
There are various methods by which moles can be removed. Selection of the treatment modality will depend on the size, shape, anticipated depth and location of the lesion. Method selected should achieve good cosmetic result on removal or destruction of the lesion. The dermato surgeon must choose a method which will achieve good results and one which is familiar with, after considering the advantages and disadvantages of the various options available.
The radiofrequency by ELLMAN is a worldwide acclaimed procedure because of its highly dependable energy source that cuts and coagulates soft tissues using high frequency radio wave technology. It operates at 3.8 MHz to 4.1 MHz enabling a precise incision with significantly less heat and resultant thermal damage then typically found with conventional electro surgery.
Since tissue stays cooler with ELLMAN radio surgery. You can feel confident that you are minimizing cellular destruction along the incision path.
Electro fulguration or light electrodessication, both with low current settings followed by curettage under local anesthesia. It is useful to treat small and superficial lesions with good cosmetic results. Single cycle or multiple cycles may be required depending upon the depth of lesion.
There are various surgical methods by which moles can be treated. Selection of the treatment will depend upon the size, shape, anticipated depth and location of the lesion. Various surgical methods are:-