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Mole Removal :

Moles are common skin growths. You probably have more than one on your face and body. Most people have 10 to 40 moles somewhere on their skin.

Most moles are harmless and nothing to worry about. You don’t need to remove a mole unless it bothers you. But if you don’t like the way it affects your appearance, or if it’s getting irritated from rubbing against your clothes, removing the mole is an option.

The moles you absolutely need to consider removing are ones that have changed. Any differences in a mole’s color, size, or shape could be a warning sign of skin cancer. See a dermatologist for a checkup.

With surgical excision, the doctor numbs the area around the mole and then cuts out the whole mole. Then the doctor stitches or sutures the wound closed.

With a surgical shave, the doctor numbs the area around the mole and uses a blade to shave off the mole. You won’t need stitches or sutures with this method.

WART REMOVAL :

A wart is a small growth with a rough texture that can appear anywhere on the body. Types of wart include common warts, flat warts, pigmented warts, palmar and plantar warts. Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family.

The appearance of a wart depends on its location on the body and the thickness of the skin. Palmar warts appear on the hand. Plantar warts affect the feet. Treatment options are

 

  • Stronger peeling medicine - Prescription-strength wart medications with salicylic acid work by removing layers of a wart a little bit at a time. Studies show that salicylic acid is more effective when combined with freezing.

  • Freezing (cryotherapy) - Freezing therapy done at a doctor's office involves applying liquid nitrogen to your wart. Freezing works by causing a blister to form under and around your wart. Then, the dead tissue sloughs off within a week or so. This method may also stimulate your immune system to fight viral warts. You'll likely need repeat treatments.

  • Electrosurgery and curettage - Electrosurgery (burning) is a good treatment for common wart. Curettage involves scraping off (curetting) the wart with a sharp knife or small, spoon-shaped tool. These two procedures often are used together. The dermatologist may remove the wart by scraping it off before or after electrosurgery.

  • Laser treatment - Laser treatment is an option, mainly for warts that have not responded to other therapies.

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