The Process Of Cutting Out A Mole

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What To Expect When You Have A Mole Removed

If you're concerned about a mole on your body, talk to your dermatologist about having it removed. It isn't always necessary to remove a mole, since they aren't always a symptom of skin cancer. However, if the mole is in a place where it causes irritation, or if you think it affects your appearance, then your doctor can easily remove it for you. This is how it's done.

Cutting Out A Mole

If the mole is fairly large, the doctor will probably choose to cut it out. The area will be numbed first, so you'll not feel any pain. Then the doctor makes an incision around the mole and cuts it away from your skin. If there is any concern that the mole contains cancer cells, the doctor may remove a border of healthy tissue too, so stray cancer cells are removed. The mole will then be sent to the lab for a biopsy to confirm or rule out skin cancer. …show more content…

If the incision is deep, the doctor may place the stitches inside the wound. Stitches may also be placed on the surface of the skin to hold it together. The internal stitches will dissolve on their own, but the ones on the top of your skin will need to be removed later.

Your dermatologist will explain how to care for your wound. It's important to follow the instructions, especially if the mole is on your face. If you don't care for the wound properly, it may leave a scar. You'll probably need to apply ointment for a few days and keep the incision covered with a bandage so it stays clean.

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