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An unappealing mole on your face, hands or another visible part of the body can make you feel self-conscious in social situations. Fortunately, your doctor, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons, can be removed most small, unappealing moles in a single outpatient appointment.

If the mole is shallowly positioned in the dermis, it can sometimes be shaved away so it is smooth with the surrounding skin before it is cauterized. If a small mole extends deeply into the skin, then Dr. Oliver P. Simmons might use a special laser to eradicate any mole cells that lay deep within the dermis. Once this is done, he can cauterize the area to prevent infection and minimize scarring.

More modest-sized moles that also penetrate deep into the skin might need to be removed. After it’s removed, the surrounding skin will be pulled in to tighten the area. Once everything has healed, there should be little to no visible scarring.

While the skin in the area heals, you will likely need to apply a topical antibiotic cream to prevent infection. Your surgeon will discuss any other aftercare considerations with you after the procedure.

If you have an unappealing mole on your face or another part of your body that you would like removed, you should call Simmons Plastic Surgery at 803-490-7644 to set up a consultation.