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Mole & Warts Service Introduction

Mole Removal

There are two ways to remove a mole, and they different in price. Shaving a mole means cutting it off at the skin's surface. The area usually scabs over for a week or so before healing, but in the long run there should be minimal scarring.

Excision involves cutting around the mole, removing the entire thickness of skin, and then closing the area with stitches. This will leave a scar, but it is usually an inconspicuous line, and it's less likely for the mole to come back if it is excised rather than shaved. 

One final cost is pathology to determine if the mole is cancerous or precancerous. This isn't usually necessary if the mole has been there a very long time. If the mole is new, has changed recently, or has other suspicious features like bleeding, your health insurance should cover the cost of removal and pathology. If you don't have insurance or if you prefer to have a mole sent even when it's being removed for purely cosmetic reasons.

 

warts Removal

A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infects the top layer of skin, usually entering the body in an area of broken skin. The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart. Most warts go away on their own within months or years.

Warts are usually painless. But a wart that grows in a spot where you put pressure, such as on a finger or on the bottom of the foot, can be painful. And warts can be remvoal easily by laser. Just like Shaving a mole,use laser cutting it off at the skin's surface. The area usually scabs over for a week or so before healing, but in the long run there should be minimal scarring.