Treatment option include:
• Shave Excision Procedure is the most common way to remove small non-protruding moles. Local anaesthetic is used to ensure the procedure is painless and comfortable.The procedure involves using a dermablade to remove the mole parallel to the surface of the skin, leaving a small superficial wound which is then cauterised by RF energy to stop any bleeding. The treatment will take about 20 minutes and no stitches are required. Wound healing usually takes about 7 to 14 days.
• Elliptical Excision Procedure is a deep excision method that removes deep and big moles. Local anaesthetic is used to ensure the procedure is painless and comfortable. A cautery RF is then used to stop the bleeding (if any) after which, the wound would then be stitched up.
• Histology/ Testing of the Mole
Once the mole removal procedure is done, it is advisable to have the mole specimen sent for histology testing at a separate laboratory where a high-powered microscope is used to detect any abnormality. This is the only 100% method to determine if a mole is atypical or not.