Having a mole removed is straightforward.
MR NICHOLAS Parkhouse (pictured), consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon from the McIndoe Surgical Centre, says the reasons for seeking the procedure are generally due to self-consciousness.
"Patients may have been teased about a mole in their childhood or a mole may develop in later life, or it may get larger as the years go by and people become increasingly self-conscious about them. It's amazing a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. how much self confidence can be improved by the removal of a mole," he says.
There are a variety of skin lesions Skin Lesions Definition
A skin lesion is a superficial growth or patch of the skin that does not resemble the area surrounding it.
Skin lesions can be grouped into two categories: primary and secondary. or blemishes that are commonly known as moles Moles Definition
A mole (nevus) is a pigmented (colored) spot on the outer layer of the skin (epidermis).
Moles can be round, oval, flat, or raised. They can occur singly or in clusters on any part of the body. , including coloured and pigmented moles as well as non-pigmented lesions.
As well as those on the surface of the skin, a significant number will be within the thickness of the skin, it's that position which will determine the choice of removal techniques.
Lasers or surgical shaving can be used, but these methods are only likely to be effective on superficial moles that are on the surface of the skin and do not go very deep.
Parkhouse says: "In many cases - such as an intradermal intradermal /in·tra·der·mal/ (-der´mal)
1. within the dermis.
Within or between the layers of the skin. naevus naevus
see nevus. which often extends deeply into the skin - surgery is the most effective method of removing a mole as it allows the surgeon to be sure to remove it entirely and reduce the possibility of it regrowing."
"Having a facial intradermal naevus removed is one of the most straightforward cosmetic procedures you can have and can bring an almost instant improvement," he adds.
"But there is an important proviso A condition, stipulation, or limitation inserted in a document.
A condition or a provision in a deed, lease, mortgage, or contract, the performance or non-performance of which affects the validity of the instrument. It generally begins with the word provided. - it must be done expertly to ensure any scarring is minimal."
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