Surgical Mole Removal
Moles are a benign skin lesion that consists of cells with high melanin content. Moles can be either congenital (present at birth) or acquired. They can bring discomfort and aesthetic problems, and can also be dangerous in that they can evolve into a malignant tumor of the skin (melanoma) under the influence of exacerbating factors, such as hormonal imbalances, ultraviolet exposure, stress, or bad habits.
SURGICAL REMOVAL OF A MOLE IS PERFORMED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES:
- Increase in size
- Growth into surrounding tissue
- Uneven coloring and uneven edges
- Ulceration and discharge
- Rising above the surface of the skin, which increases the risk of injury: in the vicinity of clothing such as a bra, belt, or collar, on the uncovered parts of the body and face
- Location in inaccessible places: on the intimate parts, the scalp, near the nails, on the mucous membranes)
After aseptic treatment of the skin and the injection of anesthetic, Dr. Skarparis proceeds to remove the mole. The mole is cut off with a scalpel from surrounding tissues. After removal, the edges of the wound are sutured with absorbable sutures that minimize the risk of scar formation. At the end of the procedure, the wound is treated with a healing agent. Excised tissues are sent to the laboratory for histological examination to exclude oncological disease.