Laser Mole Removal

Laser mole removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses high-intensity light to remove moles and other skin lesions. The procedure works by emitting a high-intensity light that targets the mole or skin lesion, destroying it and causing it to disappear.

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Laser Mole Removal

You may consider laser mole removal if you have a mole or skin lesion that you would like to have removed for cosmetic reasons or if it is causing discomfort or has changed in size, shape, or color.

It’s important to have any new or changing moles evaluated by a healthcare provider or dermatologist to rule out any potential skin cancers. If the mole or skin lesion is determined to be non-cancerous, you may consider laser mole removal as a cosmetic option.

Procedure

Here is how the procedure typically works:

  1. Consultation: Before the procedure, you will have a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and to discuss the specific moles or skin lesions you would like treated.

  2. Preparation: Your consultant will advise you on how to prepare for the procedure, including avoiding sun exposure and any topical medications that can increase sensitivity to light.

  3. Treatment: During the treatment, the laser device is applied to the mole or skin lesion, emitting a high-intensity light that targets and destroys it. The procedure is usually performed in one session, and the length of the procedure can vary depending on the size and number of moles or skin lesions being treated.

  4. Recovery: After the procedure, you may experience some redness, swelling, and discomfort in the treated area, but these side effects typically resolve within a few hours to a few days.

Removing unwanted moles through laser procedure

The level of pain associated with laser mole removal can vary depending on several factors, including the individual’s pain tolerance, the specific laser used, and the size and location of the mole or skin lesion being treated.

Some people may find the procedure to be minimally uncomfortable, while others may experience more discomfort or pain. The level of discomfort can be reduced by using a cooling device or topical anesthetic during the procedure.

The recovery time after laser mole removal can vary depending on several factors, including the size and location of the mole or skin lesion being treated, the specific laser used, and the individual’s overall health.

In general, most people experience minimal discomfort or pain after the procedure, and the treated area may be red, swollen, and tender for a few hours to a few days. The treated area will typically start to look dry and scaly within a few days to a week after the procedure, and the mole or skin lesion will eventually fall off over the next several days to weeks.

Here are some aftercare tips to follow after laser mole removal:

  1. Clean the treated area: Clean the treated area regularly with soap and water to help reduce the risk of infection and promote healing. Avoid using harsh or abrasive soaps, and avoid soaking the treated area in water for the first few days after the procedure.

  2. Protect the treated area: Protect the treated area from sun exposure by wearing protective clothing and applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF.

  3. Avoid irritants: Avoid activities that can irritate the treated area, such as excessive sun exposure, hot showers, or saunas, until the area has fully healed.

  4. Apply a cold compress: You may find it helpful to apply a cold compress to the treated area for the first few hours after the procedure to help reduce swelling and discomfort.

  5. Avoid picking or scratching: Avoid picking or scratching the treated area, as this can increase the risk of scarring and infection.

  6. Follow up with your healthcare provider or laser specialist: Follow up with your healthcare provider or laser specialist as recommended to monitor the healing process and to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Whether or not anesthesia is required for laser mole removal can vary depending on the individual and the specific mole or skin lesion being treated. Some people may find the procedure to be minimally uncomfortable and may not require any anesthesia, while others may prefer to have a topical anesthetic or cooling device to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

The specific type and amount of anesthesia used can vary depending on the individual, the specific laser used, and the size of the mole or skin lesion being treated. Your healthcare provider or laser specialist can provide more information on the specific anesthesia options available for you and can help determine the most appropriate and safe option for you.

The amount of time it takes for a mole to fall off after laser removal can vary depending on several factors, including the size and location of the mole, the specific laser used, and the individual’s overall health.

In general, the mole or skin lesion may start to look dry and scaly within a few days to a week after the procedure. Over the next several days to weeks, the treated area will heal and the mole or skin lesion will eventually fall off. The exact amount of time it takes for the mole to fall off can vary, but most people notice a noticeable improvement within 2-4 weeks after the procedure.

The risk of scarring after laser mole removal can vary depending on several factors, including the size and location of the mole, the specific laser used, and the individual’s overall health.

In general, laser mole removal is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure and most people do not experience scarring after the procedure. However, there is always a risk of scarring with any type of surgical or laser procedure, and some people may experience scarring after laser mole removal.

The risk of scarring can be reduced by following the aftercare instructions provided by your healthcare provider or laser specialist, and by avoiding activities that can irritate the treated area, such as excessive sun exposure, until the area has fully healed.

Dr. Shawn Seit
Aesthetic Physician

Dr. Shawn Seit is one of the top cosmetic physicians and educators in Canada over the last 18 years. He is the creator and Medical Director of Rejuuv Medi Spa Clinics in Canada . He is a graduate of University of Toronto Medical school and has trained with the top two plastic surgeons in Canada, Dr Steve Mulholland and Dr Arthur Swift and travelled to London, Paris , Monaco, Prague , Korea and Switzerland to further his training with some of the top cosmetic physicians and lecturers in the world. He believes in creating beautiful and natural looking results for all his clients which include models , actors and singers in the entertainment industry in Hollywood, Canada, Hong Kong and China. His passion and love for his work comes from the reward of seeing all the positive effects of confidence, happiness and inner growth of his patients.

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