The presence of skin imperfections such as warts, moles, tags etc can be very much disturbing to an individual. They can alter the confidence level of a person. A single mole or wart can even mess up your peace of mind, making you extremely embarrassed about the way you look or how others look or perceive about you. With the mole or wart removal treatment, you can attain that daydream of flaunting a stunning, flawless, and glowing skin.
What is a mole?
Moles are brown or black that grows on the skin and can appear alone or in groups anywhere on the body. Its color ranges from pink, brown, red, to black. Medically, the skin mole is also called as a nevus. Many families have a type of mole known as dysplastic (atypical) moles, which can be associated with a higher frequency of melanoma or skin cancer. Changes in a skin mole or multiple moles need immediate physician attention. The moles can become exceptionally large causing a great deal of scarring upon removal.
Most growths Moles or Nevi are frequently removed for a variety of reasons, like their odd-looking appearance or risk of developing skin cancer, which can be very dangerous.
Cosmetic mole excision
At Lavanya, we practice mole excision, using techniques such as radiofrequency removal, cosmetic excision with fine suturing which leaves minimum scar. The size, location and estimated depth of the mole decide the choice of the procedure. Suspicious lesions are sent for histopathological Patients, who have used the mole as a prior identification record, are provided with a detailed surgical summary as well as histopathology report for documentation purposes.
They can be removed by three surgical methods
Excision (cutting) in natural skin crease line followed by very fine stitches, so that after few weeks of surgery they are almost invisible. Even the bigger moles can be treated by this method may provide excellent result & almost invisible scar lines.
Round Excision with a punch or blade. This method is useful for very tiny moles that are less that 1-mm in size.
Larger nevi (giant nevi) may need tissue expansion or some other form of major surgery for its complete removal.
Although laser removal has been tried for the moles, it is not usually the method of choice for most deep moles because the laser light doesn't penetrate deeply enough to be effective. Please don’t apply any kind of chemical or chuna over the moles as it always lead to very bad & difficult scarring, impossible to remove in future even by an experienced plastic surgeon.
What is a wart?
Common warts are small, grainy skin growths that occur most often on your fingers or hands. They typically occur on humans' hands or feet but often in other locations. Warts are caused by a viral infection, specifically by one of the many types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are as many as 10 varieties of warts; the most common considered to be mostly harmless. It is possible to get warts from others; they are contagious and usually enter the body in an area of broken skin. They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years and can recur. It is more common in those people who are going to barber’s shop for shaving due to cross infection of HPV Virus from other people. Common warts can be annoying to anyone. The best, easiest & most effective treatment of wart is fine-feathered low voltage electro-fulguration using low voltage high frequency diathermy. The fine controlled local heat prevents recurrence of warts in future. The use of electro fulguration in an experienced hand is the best treatment available for the warts and may lead to almost none or negligible scarring, with no chance of recurrence. Radio frequency ablation is a method by which warts and skin tags can be removed almost painlessly and immediately. A follow up plan is often given to the patient, and they may report after a week for post procedure assessment.