Do you have a visible mole that’s affecting your self-esteem? If so, you might want to consider professional mole removal. Family medicine physician Sultan Rahaman, MD at Family Medicine Solutions in Longwood, Florida, regularly performs mole removal using safe, effective, and minimally invasive means. To request your consultation, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
A mole (nevus) is a group of skin cells that can appear anywhere on your body. Moles are black or brown in color and usually develop before you’re 20. Most moles are noncancerous. However, moles that show up later in life or change in color or appearance can indicate a more serious health problem.
If you’re concerned about the appearance and size of a mole, or it interferes with shaving or dressing, you’ll want to consider mole removal. Take the first step and request an appointment at Family Medicine Solutions with Dr. Rahaman.
Only a medical professional like Dr. Rahaman can determine if a mole is cancerous.
First, Dr. Rahaman physically examines your mole. If he thinks it looks suspicious, he’ll recommend a biopsy or remove it completely.
If he takes a biopsy, Dr. Rahaman sends your sample to a lab for further testing (histopathology). If your biopsy comes back positive and you do have skin cancer, Dr. Rahaman removes the mole and the surrounding skin to eliminate all of the dangerous cells.
Dr. Rahaman also specializes in mole removal and has successfully removed both flat and raised moles with little to no scarring. This procedure is completed during a short office visit via excision or electrodessication. There is no downtime.
Surgical excision involves Dr. Rahaman administering a local anesthetic and using a scalpel to remove the mole and healthy skin surrounding it. After removing your mole, Dr. Rahaman stitches your skin closed.
Electrodesiccation and curettage involve Dr. Rahaman administering a local anesthetic prior to electrically burning then scraping the moles and the tissue underneath it. Dr. Rahaman usually recommends electrodessication for small moles.
Following mole removal, Dr. Rahaman sends you home with a list of recovery instructions. Mole removal is safe and well-tolerated, but it does present a risk of infection. Carefully follow Dr. Rahaman’s instructions to care for your wound until it’s fully healed. This means keeping it clean and covered.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer or you simply want to excise a mole for cosmetic reasons, Dr. Rahaman at Family Medicine Solutions can help; call the office or click the online booking tool to make your appointment today.