Removal of moles

Reasons for this operation are as follows: disturbing neoplasms of the skin.

What you should keep in mind

Anaesthesia:
local
Length of operation:
1 hour
Patient status:
outpatient
Side effects:
swelling, bruising
Recovery:
back to work: 1 day
Result:
lasting (in case the removal or excision was complete)

The operation

If the moles are superficial, they are suitable for LASER therapy. After LASER application, no visible scars result, yet pigmentary changes are sometimes inevitable.

If the moles extend into the deep dermis or the subcutaneous tissue, it may be necessary to excise them. With careful suturing, the scars are often nearly inconspicuous. If there is any doubt about the malignant potential of the moles, the excised tissue must be examined under a microscope.


Praxis Prof. Dr. med. Beer, Zürich
Example of a typical superficial mole on the nose, before (red) and after the removal (blue).

Treatment options

Treatment areas