At Summit MD, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Waco, Texas area with their skin concerns and problems and can gently remove moles without causing scarring.
The best treatment for mole removal may not be the best at all. True moles are harmless, but some people may want to remove that harmless mole if it’s too large, in a prominent place, or if the mole rubs against clothing or even razors while shaving.
The dermatologists at Summit MD understand that moles can be alarming, as they can often resemble other health concerns. For instance seborrheic keratosis is a noncancerous growth but melanoma can look and take the form of a mole. In the case that your mole is cancerous, treatment is very necessary. Signs that your mole may be cancerous are sudden itching, bleeding or your mole is crusting over.
Finding the best treatment for you is first getting to know more about the mole that concerns you. Our skilled dermatologist will help you to create an appropriate treatment plan. Some factors that have to be taken into consideration when we remove the growth is the size of the mole and the location (it is on your face or body).
Standard procedure to remove a mole is through surgery, but our dermatologists here at Summit MD offer a few other options to fit each patient’s needs and preferences for their treatment plan. Smaller moles can be shaved off. However, if you want to go the noninvasive route we have techniques where we use medical lasers, freezing or heating the growth with cryosurgery or cauterization. These options are generally associated with minimal risks and the unwanted effects like pain at the treatment site.
Our dermatologists ensure your comfort during the mole removal process with numbing medications. During the mole removal process stitches are not always required and we treat the area where scars will not linger.
If you are interested in learning more about us and our mole removal process, contact us for more information.