Flat Mole Removal NYC - New York Skin Mole Removal - Flat Skin Mole treatment

flat moles:

Flat moles refer to moles that are at the same level with the surrounding skin. If you close your eyes and touch these moles, you will not feel a bump or notice anything abnormal. The majority of these moles are benign and have been present since childhood or a very long time.

Benign flat moles cause absolutely no harm and, as a rule, do not transform to cancerous moles (melanomas). Benign flat moles pose only cosmetic issues. For some, they are unwanted and can be easily removed, while for others, they enhance the appearance (hence the name “beauty spot”).

Treatments for flat moles:

I use different methods to treat flat moles. Some flat moles are treated with a non-surgical method called cryotherapy, where these moles are simply frozen with liquid nitrogen. This method focuses intense cold on the spot on the skin you want removed. Usually, within two or three weeks, the spot dries up and falls off.

For smaller flat moles, I often use Dermabrasion. Using this method, each tiny spot is treated individually and the precise spot is removed, quite often without the need to numb the skin with a local anesthetic. To obtain desirable results, some moles need more than one treatment. This can span several weeks.

The mole shown in the pictures below was treated with cryotherapy. This patient was warned that surgical removal of this mole would be tricky as it was sitting right on a blood vessel, as depicted in the image. Fortunately, there was no need for surgery. One treatment with cryotherapy was all that this mole needed. The redness is part of the healing process and will resolve in months to come. The cosmetic results will be even better a year from now, once the healing is complete and the skin color has a chance to fully normalize.

As opposed to surgery, cryotherapy leaves no scars. Once the mole is removed, new skin cells will populate the treated area. Over time, the color and look of the new skin will blend in with the surrounding skin. This normalization process can take up to several months.