• Techniques

    Cosmetic Mole Removal

Dr Hussein uses the most advanced state of the art techniques which cause minimal scarring and give the best cosmetic results.

There are numerous techniques that are used to remove moles. Dr Hussein has expertise and experience in skin surgery and specialises in the use of laser for skin surgery.

If a mole is determined to be clearly benign then a technique called Erbium YAG laser ablation will be used by Dr Hussein to give the best scarring result. This is an excellent tool for cosmetically sensitive areas such as the face because it allows for faster healing and better scarring. Indeed it is possible with this technique at times to remove certain moles virtually scarlessly.

The Erbium YAG laser is the most superior tool for minimal scar mole removal as it creates minimum thermal damage to underlying tissue and preservation of important adnexal structures allows healing to take place with minimal scarring.

The CO2 laser less effective that the Erbium YAG laser as there is more thermal injury to adnexal structures and hence a greater possibility of scar formation.

Lots of skin surgeons choose to opt for more old-fashioned surgical techniques such as shave excisions or radio-surgical loop excision. Whilst these are perfectly valid ways of getting the job done the cosmetic result will not be as optimal due to impairment of the adnexal structures by these methods. These methods are certainly appropriate if a tissue sample is required for biopsy and if the mole is in an inconspicuous area then it is also good practice to use these techniques in order to get a sample of tissue to confirm diagnosis.

Dr Hussein is committed to achieving the best cosmetic result in surgery. This can be a more expensive way due to the expense of state-of-the-art equipment such as Erbium YAG lasers. But where cosmesis is important then it is without doubt the gold standard.

Dr Hussein has shown examples of his laser mole removal work below so you can judge for yourself.