What treatments are available for removing moles and cysts?
Many skin lesions are best removed by surgical excision. Surgery ensures complete removal, minimal chance of the lesion returning, and allows analysis of the tissue to ensure there is no abnormal or unhealthy tissue. By applying expert surgical techniques and precise attention to detail, Dr Colbert can surgically remove moles and cysts with minimal scarring. Mole removal by a non-Plastic Surgeon (e.g. cosmetic physician) or using non-traditional methods (e.g. laser) may result in a greater risk of scarring and a worse overall outcome.
Please note that Dr Colbert does not use laser to remove skin lesions. Laser causes collateral damage to an area wider than the initial lesion, resulting in a wider scar. Laser also results in a burn injury, with the skin taking longer to heal and resulting in a higher risk of hypertrophic and keloid scarring. Furthermore using laser results in the skin lesion not being able to be analysed for cancer.