Dr. Yang offers various Mole Removal procedures for patients with one or more moles they find uncomfortable or aesthetically displeasing. As with all of his procedures, Dr. Yang’s methodology ensures removal is done in the most non-invasive way to minimize scarring and discomfort for his patients. Scarring is typically one of the main concerns for those interested in Mole Removal, and Dr. Yang employs a variety of surgical and non-surgical techniques to provide patients with the best possible results.
Mole Removal Candidate
Patients hoping to have a mole removed for aesthetic reasons are the ideal candidate for mole removal with Dr. Yang. Moles that have recently changed in size or appearance or are bleeding or scabbing may be referred to a dermatologist to assess and remove as needed.
Mole Removal Procedures
- Traditional Excision Mole Removal: Dr. Yang uses surgical excision as his primary technique for mole removal. Surgical excision of any tissue involves the use of a scalpel to remove the mole tissue. The incisions are made in an ellipse shape to ensure minimal scarring and no puckering or concavity of the skin upon healing. Both local and topical anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort during the injection of the local anesthesia and to numb the area being excised. The mole is removed and the wound is sutured up using specialized methods to ensure the skin remains flat and the scar is minimal. Generally these stitches are removed about a week later and there is little to no recovery time.
- Incision-less Mole Removal: Using the Ellman surgitron radiosurgical device, the mole is removed without the use of a scalpel or laser. Radio waves are used to shave the mole down to the layer of the surrounding skin, and only the skin directly in contact with the electrode wire is affected. This technique is more delicate and precise than laser mole removal, which may result in excessive tissue burns. Furthermore, because there is no incision with a scalpel, scarring is minimized or eliminated as the skin is vaporized instead of cut. No suturing is required during this procedure.
Both techniques used by Dr. Yang for the removal of moles require little to no recovery time. If excision is performed, the patient will have their stitches removed approximately seven days after the procedure.
Immediately after the mole is removed via the Incisionless technique, there is a raw, non-bleeding area no bigger than the surface area of the previous mole. About a week after the procedure the area where the mole was removed will have a fresh layer of skin in its place. Over time, the skin thickens and blends with the normal surrounding skin.
Before and After Photos