Moles on the face and body can not only look aesthetically unappealing, but can also be a cause for worry as some can be cancerous.  We at Enzer & Associates, PC recommend a yearly full-body check by a dermatologist to make sure your skin is healthy and cancer-free.  Although there are some warning signs for a mole being cancerous, ultimately it will need a biopsy.  Fortunately the vast majority of moles are benign and unlikely to become a cancer.

So My Mole Isn’t Cancerous, But I Want It Removed.  What Can I Do?

If a mole is not cancerous, but you don’t like the way it looks, it can be removed.  Most people want their moles removed, especially on their face, either because they are raised or because they are a different color than the surrounding skin.  If the mole is surgically excised (cut out), it will leave a scar.  The scar appearance can be unpredictable. The other option is to flatten the mole.  This can be done with a conventional scalpel or laser, but Dr. Enzer recommends ultra-high radiofrequency ablation to evaporate the mole.  Keep in mind that the base of the mole will be left in place, but by staying on the surface skin the chance of a scar is close to zero.

How is Radiofrequency Performed? 

The procedure is performed in the office.  Dr. Enzer will numb the area with a tiny injection.  The area will be sterilized for the procedure.  Using a pencil-shaped device with a fine wire tip, the mole will be meticulously evaporated until it is flat with the surrounding skin. The ultra- high frequency current allows the mole to evaporate while preventing damage to the surrounding skin.  This makes the chance of a scar very small.  Afterward, the area needs to be covered with a bandaid until it is fully healed, usually a few weeks. The procedure usually takes less than 20 minutes, but individual cases may vary depending on the size and number of growths being removed.  The results are outstanding and after the healing is completed, your skin will be smooth again.  Keep in mind that the color of the mole sometimes extends deep into the skin.  Then we call the mole a beauty mark!

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Most people are good candidates for this procedure.  If you have a mole, raised lesion, skin tag, wart, or any other skin surface irregularity, contact Dr. Yoash Enzer, a Board-certified surgeon and Rhode Island’s top laser and cosmetic specialist, to achieve the best possible outcome.