Mole Removal Introduction
Moles, or nevi, are frequently removed for a variety of reasons. They can be removed by two surgical methods:
Although laser excision has been tried for moles, it is not the method of choice for most deep moles because the laser light doesn't penetrate deeply enough, and there is no tissue remaining to examine pathologically.
Typically, the dermatologist (a skin specialist) may choose excision with or without stitches, depending on the depth of the mole and the type of cosmetic outcome desired.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/5/2014
Joel Schlessinger, MD
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