Do you have moles, skin tags or raised blemishes that you wish would just disappear?
You don’t need to put up with pesky spots that catch on your clothing or make you feel self-conscious, because they can be removed without the need for stitches and with little to no scarring.
Mole ablation (also known as Radiofrequency ablation) is an innovative technique for removing innocent but unwanted raised blemishes.
A trained doctor or nurse will begin the procedure by gently numbing the treatment area. Then, they will direct gentle radio waves to the spot using a small metal loop or probe. These radio waves will dissolve the tissue they come into contact with and, with a light feathering technique, smooth out the treatment area for a clean, clear cosmetic result.
After a week or two the treatment area will heal beautifully, leaving you confident and comfortable in your own skin.
Mole ablation will leave a small graze, that typically takes a week to heal on the face and two weeks elsewhere.
For optimal cosmetic results, this graze should be kept sealed until it has completely healed over to avoid it drying out and scabbing.
Most of the time, it will be impossible to tell where the original site was. However, on rare occasions the treated area may heal with a depression or slightly different shade from the surrounding skin.
Generally, mole ablation is a one-time treatment that will permanently remove a mole or raised spot.
Occasionally an innocent raised spot can start to grow back. If this occurs, you should return for follow-up assessment. Your doctor may choose to do a biopsy or determine that it is completely safe to perform a second mole ablation treatment.
Unfortunately, skin cancers can come in many guises, and can be difficult to detect with the naked eye.
If there is any suspicion that the spot in question could be skin cancer, it must not be removed.
Instead, your doctor should carry out a detailed skin check using an instrument called a dermatoscope to properly identify the spot and determine a suitable course of treatment.