Mole Wart and Skin Tag Removal Perth


Mole, Wart and Skin Tag Removal

Warts, Moles and Skin Tag Removal: An Overview

Moles, warts, and skin tags are common skin conditions that many individuals seek to remove for cosmetic or medical reasons. While moles are usually benign growths, they can sometimes indicate skin cancer. Skin tags, small, soft, skin-coloured growths, are also usually harmless. Removal of these can be achieved through various methods, ensuring a smoother, clearer skin appearance.

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Surgical Procedures

Surgical removal is a common method for eliminating moles, warts, and skin tags. The process involves a medical professional, who performs the procedure under local anaesthesia or in some cases, under sedation. There are different surgical methods, including excision, where the growth is cut out along with a margin of surrounding skin; and shave excision, where the growth is carefully shaved off the skin’s surface. This method is often chosen for cosmetic reasons and when the growths are benign.

Non-Surgical Procedures

Non-surgical procedures for removing moles, warts, and skin tags are increasingly popular due to their minimal invasiveness and quick recovery times. These methods include:

Electrosurgery: A high-frequency electrical current is used to burn off warts or skin tags.

Laser Removal: High-intensity lasers are used to eliminate the growth. Ideal for superficial moles and skin tags.

Non-surgical procedures are often quick, with minimal discomfort and recovery time. They are ideal for patients seeking a less invasive option or those with smaller, non-cancerous growths.

Expected Results / Maintaining Results

Post-removal, the treated area may be red, swollen, or tender for a few days. Scarring is possible, particularly with surgical methods, but is generally minimal. The results of mole, wart, and skin tag removal are usually permanent, though new growths may develop over time.

To maintain results, patients should:

  • Follow post-procedure instructions carefully and attend mandatory review appointments, if required.
  • Protect the skin from sun exposure, as UV rays can increase the risk of new moles.
  • Monitor the skin for any new growths and consult a healthcare provider if any changes occur.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, both surgical and non-surgical procedures are generally safe when performed by qualified professionals. However, as with any procedure, there are risks which should be discussed and considered before you proceed with treatment.

Pain is minimal, numbing creams and local anaesthesia can be used to ensure comfort throughout your treatment.

Recovery varies depending on the method used but is generally quick. Non-surgical methods typically have a shorter recovery period.

There may be minimal scarring, especially with surgical removal. If you develop a scar, other treatment options ay be available. Generally, it is advised to wait 12 months before you consider any further treatment options.

Costs vary depending on the method and the number of growths removed.  Following your initial consultation, a quotation will be provided.

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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