Moles and skin tags can come in different shapes, sizes and colors, with some being present at birth or others appearing over the years. Removal surgery is chosen by many people each year for their safe removal.
Dr. Marta offers four different options.
- EXCISION WITH STITCHES
This treatment requires the area to be cleaned thoroughly and then numbed. The mole or skin tag is cut out with a small border around it and the wound is closed with stitches.
- ESKATA TOPICAL SOLUTION
ESKATA is the first and only FDA-approved topical solution for mole removal. ESKATA is a quick, non-invasive, non-surgical procedure which can be used to remove moles. After treatment there are no bandages and you can return to your daily life. In many cases, two sessions are required for optimal treatment.
- EXCISION WITH CAUTERIZATION
This option begins with the area being cleaned thoroughly and numbed. The mole is shaved with a scalpel. The shaven area is burned with an electrical device to stop the bleeding. An antibiotic cream, gel, or solution is applied to the area and a bandage is used to cover the area.
- LASER MOLE REMOVAL
An intense beam of light is used to heat the cells forming the mole until they begin to break down. The cells are reabsorbed into the body. This treatment is fast and effective with minimal chance of scarring as there is no cutting involved.
Not sure what’s right for you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Marta to learn more.