Mole and Skin Tag Removal in Austin, TX
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Ineffective topical creams can be used, but mole and skin tag removal is recommended as a fast and safe option that can help you feel more comfortable with your appearance.
Moles, skin tags, or other lesions are removed using a high-frequency radio energy procedure to vaporize and melt away skin lesions or broken blood vessels without the need for incisions.
The high-frequency energy coagulates blood vessels reducing the incidence of bleeding. As a result, mole and skin tag removal is usually a bloodless procedure.
Most individuals request the removal of lesions not because they are unhealthy or may lead to cancer. They have lesions removed because they appear unsightly or they get caught up in clothing or jewelry.
Lesions commonly treated include:
- Verruca Vulgaris
- Skin Tags and growths
- Cherry angiomas
- Sebaceous hyperplasia-enlarged oil glands
- Telangiectasias or tiny broken veins
Moles are growths that can appear anywhere on the skin and are often black, brown, or flesh-colored. Caused by a cluster of cells in the skin called melanocytes, they are usually the result of genetics or ultraviolet rays.
Often harmless, there is a chance it could be cancerous. Checking any changes in size, color, or shape is recommended with areas exposed to sunlight being of particular importance.
Skin tags are skin growths that dangle from the skin. Harmless by nature, they can grow up to 5 cm in size, although most are typically up to 5 mm.
Typically benign, many seek to remove them since they are often the cause of cosmetic issues, appearing in areas that cannot be easily covered by clothing and can get caught on clothing or accessories.
How is mole and skin tag removal done?
Prior to the application of electrosurgery energy, a topical numbing agent is applied to the treatment zone followed by a nerve block. Once the lesion is completely numb, electrosurgery begins.
Lesions are removed in about 3-5 minutes with little to no downtime. Post treatment care includes the application of a special ointment.
How long does mole and skin tag removal take?
Each session is about one hour in length. There is minimal downtime with electrosurgery and it is usually performed on the same day as your consultation.
How much does mole and skin tag removal cost?
The cost of electrosurgery starts at $399 per session.