Face Mole removal
These round, raised, skin color or mildly pigmented nevi, often with hair growing within are disliked by many patients. Removal is often requested for cosmetic reasons.
There are several methods available in our clinic for removal of facial nevi. Each treatment is carefully considered and recommended based on location, patient age, presence or lack of wrinkles, skin color, potential for malignancy, past health history, medications taken even type of work performed that might be interfering with post procedure dressings and even use of tobacco products.
Result of CO2 laser assisted shaving and or destruction is only an optical illusion.
Most of facial nevi are deep seated lesions, removal of the upper portion by shaving or evaporation will not remove the entire depth of nevi.
- Surgical excision is the only procedure that can achieve the appropriate depth to eliminate the entire lesion. Post excision linear scar is the expected outcome of procedure. In patient with few lines and wrinkles it should fade away to almost invisible state.
- Laser assisted shaving and ablation is always strongly considered due to expected desirable cosmetic outcome. It is a great option for lesions on nose and forehead. This procedure is not recommended for large lesions with wide base, as post shaving site might result in a cigar like burn appearance. Also shaving followed by destruction always carries risk of re-growth of lesion.
Laser destruction/evaporation. Used commonly for smaller lesion, and due to lesser lesion size carries
minimal risk of regrowth in the future. If multiple lesions are treated
patient needs to expect “spotty” face for several days post
treatment, Laser destruction if often followed by gentle skin resurfacing
to even out skin on entire face.
- Pigment lightening/removal from benign dermal and epidermal nevi by PicoSure Laser. This procedure aims at removing or lightening color of dark nevi. Pigment lightening treatment will not reduce size of the lesion, nevi below might continue to grow bigger. No long-term scientific data is available at present time.
Scar is an expected outcome of each skin excision, destruction, cut, abrasion, scratch, puncture or any other injury to skin surface, it is simply a process of healing.
Visible or not visible scar appearance is an optical illusion.
- In a young 14 -30 year old patient with flawless skin, even smallest post destruction scar might be more visible than on 45 year old patient with some sun damage or even linear scar in 50+ year old patient.
- Small pea size area of fresh, reddish skin might be equally visible as previous elevated lesion, especially if located on forehead, nose or any other prominent surface.
- Multiple spots of fresh skin will be visible as spotted light areas on otherwise damaged skin.
In order to minimize this optical illusion, to reduce redness, or to prevent scar from overgrowing we often recommend STAGED TREATEMENT, a series of steps and addition laser interventions that should result in best cosmetic outcome.
Personal history of malignancy, history and keloid or hypertrophic scarring, and young age of patient are the most common contraindications for some procedures.
Dr. Jozef Tryzno has been using CO2 lasers for removal of facial lesions for over 20 years. Clean laser cut, controlled tissue evaporation or use of laser for hemostasis in shaving is what gives us advantage over procedures done with scalpels or blades.
Find out which procedure is best for you,
schedule consultation with Dr. Jozef Tryzno, MD today.
Call: (847) 518-9999
Each patient is unique, and cosmetic results can vary between patients. No two laser treatments will get same results – even if performed by the same physician on patients with similar conditions.