Laser mole removal
Moles are pigmented formations of the skin, that causes unwanted problems or traumas in constantly irritated areas. Most of these lesions are benign and their removal doesn’t cause problems. The good news is, that thanks to one of the most powerful lasers in the world – “Lumenis AcuPulse” and unique “SuperPulse” technology, removing moles is a completely simple and fast procedure! “Sapiegos Clinic” is the only private clinic in Lithuania that performs the removal of nevi with the “Lumenis AcuPulse: CO2 laser, which is appraised by a dermatological professionals as dermatological “Ferrari”.
About the procedure
The dermatological CO2 laser remains the gold standard for the removal of skin lesions, replacing the need for a scalpel. This laser is not only suitable for the removal of moles, warts, papilloma’s, keratoses and other benign skin growths, but also for the treatment of skin defects and scars corrections.
The CO2 laser takes its name from the carbon dioxide gas that fills the laser’s optical medium. The laser emits an invisible beam of 10,600 nm which is best absorbed by water. Since 70-90% of our cells and intercellular fluid is made up of water, this laser heats tissues to a temperature of 100 ℃, thus evaporating the water out of the affected skin structures and can safely and gradually remove the lesion. In addition, this device has a bleeding-stopping effect, which makes the procedure shorter and safer, and ensures faster healing process.
Laser removal of acne has shown astonishing results, with approximately 95% of cases leaving no marks or scars and only the 5% leave slight skin changes. Laser removal of birthmarks takes a very short time, often even without the need for painkillers. This innovative laser, in comparison to traditional methods of mole removal – is a huge leap forward, which doesn’t require stitches to fix the wound, excludes often re-bandaging, and offers shorter recovery time.
Laser nevus removal at “Sapiegos Clinic” avoids all these problems by using only a patch and antibacterial ointment.
To achieve the highest standards, “Sapiegos Clinic” uses several laser technologies for effective results. Another technology is the German “Erbium:Yag Asclepion MCL1 Dermablate” laser, which has an ablative principle.
Am I a suitable candidate?
If you notice moles on your skin that bother you for aesthetic reasons or are in functionally irritated areas of the body (e.g., elbow bends, the groin, belt area), then you are a good candidate for this procedure. The laser is best suited for the removal of benign, clear-edged, raised above the surface of the skin and skin-coloured hairless moles. However, before the removal, moles should always be evaluated by a dermato-venereologists, ensuring that the lesion is not malignant.
It is important to remember that there might be a partial or total mole recurrence in the same spots, and in this case an additional laser treatment after a fixed period of time is necessary. If you have any questions or doubts, doctors dermatovenereologists specialized in oncology working at Sapiegos Clinic are always ready to professionally advise, examine and recommend the best treatment for your case.
- Effective treatments with the “Lumenis AcuPulse” CO2 laser, one of the most powerful and fastest CO2 lasers in the world.
- The treatments are carried out by professional doctors specialising in dermato-oncology.
- A quick and painless procedure. Minimal thermal intervention. Easy healing period.
- No more traumatising moles in the wrong place, thus putting them at risk of degeneration.
- Excellent aesthetic results.
Before the procedure
During the procedure
After the procedure
A small amount of local anaesthetic is injected around or below the area which is going to be treated. It‘s done using a thin needle, and despite the fact that local anaesthetic usually burns a little bit, the feeling is temporary and easily tolerated. Local anaesthetic will make the area numb, so the laser beam will be painless and won’t cause any discomfort during the entire procedure.
During treatment, the laser beam is focused precisely on the planned to be treated. As the laser beam sweeps across the skin, the lesion is exfoliated. Incredible results in the precision control of the doctor’s hands in removing the skin lesions. After the procedure, a wound is left in the area of the lesion, which is treated with an antibiotic ointment.
Aftercare is simple – patients are advised to use a special antibacterial ointment or disinfectant liquid twice a day. In the site of the wound a scab can form, which, when it falls off, leaves a healed reddish patch that gradually fades to the skin natural colour. Healing depends on the size and localisation of the lesion and usually takes 5-16 days.
The complication rate after laser mole removal is very low. Sometimes the surface of the treated skin may be slightly raised or sunken, the lesion may grow back, and hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation may occur in the area of the removed lesion. It is therefore important to protect this area from direct sunlight for at least 2 months. Carefully look after the treated area until its colour matches the natural colour of your surrounding skin.
– It is not recommended to rub or scratch the treated area, because it can cause local inflammation and purulent secretion.
– Make sure the hands hygienic before applying the antibacterial cream on the treated area.
– One week after the treatment, you can use cosmetic products on the laser-treated areas.
– If the mole is not completely removed (some of it may remain in the deeper layers of the skin), it may grow back, but this can be cured by repeating the same procedure.
Removal of moles and keratoses of up to 3 mm Ø in the face or head area
Removal of mole, keratosis from 3 mm Ø in the face or head area
Removal of mole, keratosis up to 3 mm Ø in the body area
Removal of moles and keratoses of up to 3 mm Ø on the body area
Removal of mole, keratosis from 3 mm Ø in the body area
Laser removal of a mole or other growth > 1 cm
Laser removal of ksantelazmas, dyskerastosis, siringomas (1 pc.)
Removal of multiple derivatives of 10 pcs. up to 20 pcs.
Brief consultation, examination, local anaesthesia, post-procedural care and examination by a dermatovenereologist for removal of lesions