If you’re new to the world of laser treatments and are considering a laser procedure to remove unwanted moles on your face and body, you probably have a few questions.
Let’s look at some of the most commonly asked questions about laser mole removal.
Laser Mole Removal FAQs
Can I expect the laser to hurt?
The treatment is not painful in the least because a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area. Your doctor will always test the area before the laser is applied.
How long will the mole removal take?
The average laser removal treatment will last around 30 minutes and includes discussions on the procedure as well as how to care for the treated area after your appointment.
What will my skin look like directly after the mole is removed?
Once the mole has been removed at Academy Face and Body Sydney, you will be left with a small red mark. Ointment and dressing will be applied to the mole after your treatment. Eventually, this red mark will become a scab, which will fall off on its own.
What about the healing process?
You can expect the area to be healed after 10 to 14 days. The pink mark that’s left behind will fade over the next few weeks. The majority of patients can return to work directly after their appointment but if the mole was removed in a visible place, the patient may want to go home after the treatment.
When can I start wearing makeup again?
You should only wear makeup after the scab has fallen off of the treated area.
Is laser mole removal better than surgery?
Laser is preferable because an incision isn’t required, which means that the risk of scarring is far less. Since an incision isn’t required, there is also less chance that the site will become infected.
Can any type of mole be treated with laser?
Academy Face and Body Sydney will generally only use laser on moles that are raised and only after it has been tested for cancerous properties. This is because the laser removes all colour from the mole so it becomes more difficult to tell if it experiences any changes that are cause for concern.
Is it safe to use lasers on my skin?
Today’s lasers are incredibly advanced and designed to safely treat the delicate skin cells. Lasers have been used since the late 90s and have been improved ever since then.
Lasers are approved for use in a medical setting and are one of the most effective ways to treat skin lesions and unwanted moles. During your treatment, you will be given a pair of goggles that will protect your eyes from the laser. Other than this, there are no other safety requirements that you need to be worried about.
Always speak to your doctor about any other questions or concerns that you might have before you go ahead with your laser mole removal treatment.