Facial Mole Removal

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Radiofrequency Mole Shaving Technique

The Procedure

Radiofrequency mole removal is commonly used to remove moles that protrude above the surface of the skin. This procedure utilizes a device called the Ellman Radiosurgery electrode loop to gently shave the mole away (layer by layer) from the surface of the skin. Skin is cauterized at the same time as the device gently shaves the mole. Radiofrequency mole removal with this tool is the best option for evenness of skin texture, offering the doctor better control over the depth of removal and to reduce scarring.

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Recovery Time

A band-aid is placed over the treatment area to protect it during the healing process for one to two weeks*. Patients can shower the same day and return to work straight away. The area treated with radiosurgery for mole removal will temporarily remain red in colour (unless there is deeper underlying pigment) for 3-4 months on average, depending on the natural colouring of the skin (those with a fairer complexion will see more pinkish colouring and have minimal scarring). There will be a flat wound left over from the site of treatment during radio frequency mole removal that will scab over anywhere from a week* to two weeks* following. This scab will fall away from the skin after about a week*, and until it does, it’s important to remember not to pick at it.

You should use suncream daily to prevent any further sun damage from occurring. We also recommend a healing serum be applied to the wound after treatment. We don’t want the treated area to dry out, but to remain hydrated to keep any scarring from forming. You should keep the wound covered for a couple of weeks* for the duration of the healing process for the best cosmetic results.

Are There Any Risks To Mole Shaving?

Pigmentation in the mole may reoccur if there are hyperpigmented cells located beneath the surface of the skin. This pigmentation could possibly be seen six to eight weeks* after the procedure. If this pigmentation occurs after we have provided the radiofrequency mole removal treatment, we recommend coming in for a re-treatment of the area. It has nothing to do with the method of removal – it’s simply a matter of the skin’s pigment. If this reaction occurs after treatment, we can look into providing treatments to address this concern. We can often reshave the mole via radio frequency or use lasers like the Revlite to fade pigmentation.

What Is The Cost Of Radio Frequency Mole Removal?

Costs can vary depending on numerous factors such as the treatment method used, how many moles require removal, their location, and their size. We will discuss all pricing and options with you during your first consultation.