Cosmetic Mole Removal
Almost everyone has nevi or moles on their skin. The vast majority of moles are benign and harmless, although there are a small percentage that can be cancerous. Moles are dark pigmented growths that come in many shapes, colors and sizes. They are common on the face and neck, which can impact appearance. If you have a mole that you find unattractive, it is possible to remove the nevus for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Aviva Preminger is a board certified plastic surgeon who offers cosmetic mole removal at her practice on the Upper East Side in NYC.
Moles can be various shades of tan, brown or black, usually smaller than the size of a pencil eraser. Nevi can also be flat or raised and some may contain hair follicles. Moles have been referred to as “beauty marks” and the supermodel Cindy Crawford was famous for her trademark mole above her lip. However, not everyone enjoys the beauty of their moles, especially if they are raised or sprouting hair. If you want to remove an unattractive mole, you want a plastic surgeon who can carefully eliminate the mole without leaving behind a noticeable scar.
Nevi Removal Treatments
There are different options available for removal of unwanted moles. Depending on the size and location of the mole, Dr. Preminger can recommend various treatments to eliminate nevi from the skin. Some smaller moles or brown spots can be removed using laser treatments, offering a scarless, non-invasive procedure. Freezing is another method used for removing small non-cancerous moles. Larger moles may need to be shaved or surgically removed, especially if their roots are in the deeper layers of skin. Dr. Preminger’s expertise can ensure the method used is appropriate for the mole type and minimizes any possible scarring.
If you have moles or dark lesions you want removed for aesthetic purposes, contact us at the office of Aviva Preminger, M.D. on the Upper East Side in NYC. Our team can schedule an informative cosmetic mole removal consultation with Dr. Preminger to discuss the best treatment to obtain the desired result. Call us today!