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Mole Assesment and Their Removal

Day Treatments

Average Length of Stay in Istanbul

Depends on treatment

Average Session Required

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Length of Stay in Hospital

1-2 hours

Operation Duration

No Anaesthesia


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Recovery Time

Mole Assesment and Their Removal

What are Moles?

Moles, also known as nevi, are common skin growths that appear as small, dark spots on the skin. They are typically harmless but may sometimes warrant assessment or removal for cosmetic or medical reasons.

Preliminary Assessment and Diagnosis

Assessment of moles begins with a thorough examination by a healthcare provider, typically a dermatologist. The provider evaluates the size, shape, color, and texture of the mole to assess its characteristics. In some cases, a biopsy may be performed to rule out any signs of skin cancer.

Treatment Options and Planning

Treatment options for moles vary depending on factors such as size, location, and the patient's preference. Common treatment methods include surgical excision, shave excision, laser removal, or cryotherapy. The treatment plan is personalized based on the individual's needs and the characteristics of the mole.

Application and Treatment Process

The chosen treatment method is applied during an outpatient procedure, typically performed in a dermatologist's office. Surgical excision involves cutting out the mole and stitching the skin closed, while shave excision involves shaving off the mole's surface. Laser removal and cryotherapy use specialized equipment to target and remove the mole.

Results and Recovery Process

After mole removal, the treated area may experience some discomfort, redness, or swelling, which typically subsides within a few days. Complete healing may take several weeks, during which time patients should follow post-procedure care instructions provided by their healthcare provider.

Care and Preventive Measures

Following mole removal, patients should take precautions to protect the treated area from infection and sun exposure. This may include keeping the area clean and covered, using sunscreen, and avoiding activities that could irritate the skin.

Side Effects and Complications

Potential side effects of mole removal procedures include temporary discomfort, scarring, infection, or changes in skin pigmentation. These complications are rare but should be promptly reported to the healthcare provider if they occur.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Long Does It Take for Mole Removal to Heal?

Healing time varies depending on the size and method of removal but typically takes several weeks.

Are Mole Removal Procedures Permanent?

Mole removal procedures can effectively eliminate existing moles, but new moles may develop over time, especially with sun exposure.

Reasons to Consider Mole Assessment and Removal

Assessment and removal of moles may be considered for cosmetic reasons or if there are concerns about the mole's appearance or changes in size, shape, or color.

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