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Mole Removal (cont.)

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This is a raised, irregularly colored mole before removal. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

Alcohol is being used to clean the area prior to numbing it. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

The area is being numbed with lidocaine. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

The area is ready to be removed. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

The author is using a scalpel to remove the mole. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

The mole is being removed. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

This is what the area looks like just after the mole has been removed. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

The area of the shave excision is being cauterized. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

The area of the shave excision is now bandaged. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

This mole is a dark, irregularly colored mole that needs to be removed with a deeper excision because the mole cells go farther into the skin. It will be removed by a punch excision process with stitches. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

Prior to numbing the area for excision, it is cleansed with alcohol. Photo courtesy Joel Schlessinger, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, lovelyskin.com. Click to view larger image.

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