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Sometimes a mole in a visible part of your body can be treated as a beauty mark. At the same time, one or two unappealing moles on your face or hands can adversely affect your self-esteem. Fortunately, your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons, can often remove an unappealing mole in a single outpatient appointment.

Sometimes a small mole can be shaved away and smoothed to match the surrounding area. Then, your cosmetic surgeon will cauterize the area to prevent the mole from redeveloping. If a small mole extends deeply into the skin, your surgeon might use a special laser to penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis and eradicate any mole cells within.

Larger moles and moles that penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis might need to be excised with a scalpel. Then, the surrounding skin will be pulled in to tighten the area. Once everything has healed, there should be little to no visible scarring.

As your skin is healing, 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 in Lexington, South Carolina, that you would like removed, you should call 803-490-7644 to schedule a consultation at Simmons Plastic Surgery.