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If you are troubled by moles on your face or body, there are two methods by which they can be entirely removed—surgical excision and shave excision. Both procedures require a delicate, meticulous approach to avoid visible scarring—a mastery of skill which Dr. Ostad artfully demonstrates with his customized procedures. 

What is a mole?

A mole is a collection of melanocytes. Moles are often darker than the rest of your skin, and may be benign but can also be abnormal.

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How is a mole treated?

There are two options to treat moles. If the lesion is deeper, an excision is required, which means you will be left with a couple of stitches for a week. The other option is to perform a shave removal, in which the mole is removed by shaving it off. Dr. Ostad will determine the best way to remove the mole, depending on its location and size.

What is mole removal?

Mole removal in NYC is a customized treatment to remove the mole structure, whether on the face or body. It is performed with advanced techniques, leaving your skin smooth and healthy following treatment. Dr. Ostad uses meticulous techniques to resolve unsightly moles quickly and efficiently, leaving your skin fresh and unblemished.

What should I expect with mole removal?

Your procedural steps depend on the surgical technique Dr. Ostad uses to remove your mole.

Shave excision

Dr. Ostad uses a thin, razor-like tool to carefully slice away the mole. He may perform electrosurgical feathering using a device with a tiny electrode at the end. This helps minimize the appearance of excision by blending the wound’s edges with the surrounding skin. You will not need stitches with shave excision mole removal.

Surgical excision

This procedure involves a deeper cut and is more like traditional surgery than shave excision. The doctor cuts out the entire mole—including the area underneath—to the fat layer beneath the skin. The incision is closed with sutures and the mole is examined for cancer cells. 

Why choose Dr. Ariel Ostad for mole removal in NYC?

As well as a highly-skilled dermatologist in NYC, Dr. Ostad is also an extremely compassionate, caring doctor, who values trust, and performs mole removal procedures with your comfort and results as his primary concern.

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FAQ

Am I a candidate for mole removal?

Moles can be removed for aesthetic or health reasons. You may be a candidate for mole removal in NYC if you have a mole with indications of cancer characteristics such as change in size, shape, or color. You may also be a candidate if you want a mole removed to enhance your appearance.

Is there any recovery after mole removal?

There is typically no downtime after mole removal. In most cases, you can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. Healing times can vary, depending on the patient. Generally, mole removal requires at least two to three weeks for healing. Initial wound care is essential to prevent infection and minimize scarring.

What should I do to help minimize scarring after mole removal?

Keep the incision site clean and us a moisturizing ointment. Do not stretch the scar. Avoid sun exposure to the wound. Massage the scar area after your sutures and scabbing are gone. Ask Dr. Ostad to recommend scar minimizing treatments.

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