Medical and Cosmetic Mole Removal
There are an array of reasons why you may be considering the removal of a mole or skin tag. Some patients are concerned that a mole may contain cancerous cells, while others are unsatisfied with the aesthetic effects that a skin growth has on the face or body. Whether you are seeking mole removal for medical or cosmetic reasons, Dr. Greenberg, a Long Island, NY, board-certified plastic surgeon, can safely remove the mole or lesion with finesse. Dr. Greenberg has the expertise and experience necessary to help limit scarring, promote successful healing, and assist his patients in achieving their desired results.
The Removal Procedure
During your initial consultation with Dr. Greenberg, he will evaluate the size, appearance, and color of the mole. Then you will discuss which type of removal and reconstruction treatment is best for you. If your mole is malignant, Dr. Greenberg can coordinate with your dermatologist to create a treatment plan that improves both appearance and health.
Removal options include surgical excision, scraping, and shaving. Dr. Greenberg may also use a technique called Mohs surgery that will utilize the plasticity of your skin to reconstruct the treated area, minimizing scarring and delivering beautiful results. Mohs involves removing one very thin layer of tissue at a time until the mole and any cancerous cells have been eliminated. This specialized treatment is typically performed on cancerous or potentially cancerous lesions, and moles on sensitive areas such as the face. The success rate for complete skin cancer removal using Mohs surgery is exceptionally high.