Beauty Mark? We don’t think so. We offer mole removal and lesion removal in our office. Cincinnati plastic surgeon Dr. Donna Krummenand her experienced staff will use state of the art techniques to artfully remove the lesion, always being mindful of less painful techniques for the comfort of the patient. Lesions and moles with suspicious appearance may be sent to pathology if necessary, at the discretion of Dr. Krummen.
Who Is at Risk For Mole Formation?
There are numerous different factors which could make you at risk for mole formation. Those who have a history of repeated sunburns can be at risk for mole formation, and even more risk if those sunburns were severe. Those with lighter skin tones and lighter hair colors are also more likely to deal with mole formations and lesions.
Those who do not tan easily and attend tanning salons are also more at risk for mole formation. Even if none of these match your description, it is important to note that you may still develop moles regardless.
Signs That a Mole Should Be Removed
There are a few common signs that can appear when a mole should be removed, and you should be on the lookout for them regardless if you feel they are non-cancerous or benign. Moles that have irregular shape, borders, or distribution of color can be signs that you should have a mole removed. Large moles that continue to grow over time should be removed as well.
What To Expect at Your Consultation
At your initial visit, we will evaluate your areas of concern and discuss options for treatment as well as expectations regarding recovery time and potential for scarring. Once a treatment plan has been developed, we can typically remove the lesion(s) the same day.
Removal of moles and other benign lesions are considered a cosmetic procedure and not covered by insurance. Mole removal starts at $250 and up, depending on the number and types of lesions removed. All costs will be clearly reviewed beforehand, no surprises!
Appropriate Benign Lesions for Cosmetic Removal
- Intradermal/compound nevi (moles)
- Age and Sun spots
- skin tags
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Hemangiomas, angiomas
- Actinic keratosis
- Sebaceous hyperplasia
- Congenital nevi (birthmarks)
Treatment methods include:
- Shave excision
- Electrocautery ablation
- CryoCorrect PRECISION Treatment
- Excision with suture repair
What Is CryoCorrect PRECISION™ Treatment?
Dr. Donna Krummen offers one of the newest lesion removal systems, CryoCorrect PRECISION™, to help correct dark spots and remove skin tags. This treatment is a noninvasive system, able to freeze away the following unwanted skin lesions:
- Age Spots
- Sun Spots
- Solar Lentigines
- Skin Tags
This treatment is a quick, noninvasive removal system that uses Carbon dioxide (C02) to freeze away certain types of skin lesions. When the lesion is frozen, the skin will turn a dark color that can last 3-5 days before a scab forms. The scab may remain between 2-3 weeks after which the scab will slough off and normal healthy skin will appear. In some cases, the healing process can vary between 4-6 weeks.
What To Expect In Your Treatment
All treatments will be performed by Dr. Donna Krummen or Christina Otten, CNP utilizing a local or topical anesthetic. Treatment times are usually 30 minutes or less and typically have minimal to mild pain afterward. In most cases, normal activities can be resumed right away. After treatment, we will discuss ways to minimize scarring and achieve the best possible results. Online appointment scheduling is available for removal of benign moles and lesions!
While aftercare treatment can vary from person to person depending on procedure length, mole size, and other factors, here are a few general tips everyone should know. Applying Vaseline to the area is a great way to keep the skin moist and elastic, which can prevent itchiness and bleeding. Putting a bandaid over the area so it doesnt rub or chaff on clothing or furniture is a great way to prevent any irritation from occurring as well.
It is important to keep the area dry in the first 24 hours after the procedure and not remove any bandages or wraps applied by the doctor or team. Your doctor will also provide you with any other aftercare instructions that you can follow, which will help maximize recovery and maintain the quality of your results.
FAQs for Lesion & Mole Removal
Should I Get My Mole Removed?
With moles, you should be looking for signs of melanoma. If you’re noticing any signs of growth or changes in your mole’s shape, color, or size, it’s best to consult your doctor for next steps. You’re more than free to get a mole removed for cosmetic reasons.
What Should I Do If My Mole Is Cancerous?
If your mole is cancerous it’s important to see a doctor immediately. Your doctor will help you set up a treatment plan and give you the best chances on treating and beating the disease.
Contact Us Today!
At our plastic & reconstructive surgery office, Dr. Donna Krummen and our team of experienced healthcare professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve your desired beauty looks and goals. Our mission is to help you look how you feel, and with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, we are able to do just that.
With our expert care, you can expect beautiful results. If you’re looking for more information on lesion & mole removal, give us a call at 513.985.0850 to find out more or to schedule an appointment. You can also visit our office in Cincinnati, OH. Our team looks forward to meeting you and helping you start your journey to a healthier, happier, and more confident you!