Mole Removal (cont.)
Mole Removal Preparation
- The area to be treated will be cleansed. Depending on the surgeon's preferences, this will be done either with alcohol, Betadine, or another suitable material.
- Then the area will be numbed with anesthetic, such as lidocaine (Anestacon, Bactine, LidaMantle, Lidocaine Viscous, Lidoderm, Medi-Quik Spray, Xylocaine Jelly, Xylocaine Topical, Xylocaine Viscous, Zilactin-L). This will not usually take much time to accomplish. Many surgeons prefer to wait after numbing to allow the blood flow to the area to diminish (sometimes up to 15 minutes).
- Depending on the size of mole and method used for excision, a sterile drape may be placed over the area to be treated.
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