Am I a candidate for mole removal?
Moles can be removed for aesthetic or health reasons. You may be a candidate for mole removal 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.