Is Mole Removal Surgery Painful?
A mole or melanocytic nevus is made of melanocytes which are also the pigmented producing cells of the skin. Moles, also known as nevi in medical terms, appear as the clusters of pigmented cells which are different in shapes, sizes, and colors. Most of the moles on the skin are harmless, but in very rare cases they can even become precancerous, which needs mole removal surgery.
The surgery needs only a little time and can be removed either by surgical shave or surgical excision. Also, in some cases, laser treatment or freezing method might be used. But, laser treatment is not recommended for deep removal as its beams won’t be able to penetrate that deep.
How is the treatment done?
Moles can be diagnosed easily by the dermatologists and the procedure of mole removal surgery is not that painful. The process takes lesser time and is done as an outpatient day procedure. As mentioned above, they can be removed by applying two methods which are surgical shave and surgical excision.
Moles that are not cancerous and haven’t been in the deeper layers of the skin can get freezed by applying the liquid nitrogen. In return, this might leave a little blister on the skin.
Who can get the treatment done?
If the mole pains, bleeds, burns, oozes or itches, the person must immediately go for a mole removal surgery . If the mole again grows after getting it removed and shows any side effects, then make sure to contact the medical expert.
What are the side effects after surgery?
Risks of side effects after mole removal surgery depends upon the area along with the removal method. Some of the effects vary from rare nerve damage to allergy and infection. Some of the symptoms of infection are pain, reddening of the area, pus and a hot sensation .It is essential to treat the infection because if untreated, a germ can come up in the bloodstream and lead to sepsis which is a blood infection. Pain, irritation, and scars are also the most common effects.
How long does it take to get recovered completely?
The mole removal surgery in Delhi as conducted in our clinic moves the moles instantly. But the scar or cut that it leaves might take months to get merged with the skin. If the mole is huge, the scar might remain there permanently .Therefore it is advised to discuss the prognosis with the treating doctor and then go ahead with the procedure.