Moles are spots on the skin which affect men and women. They should be monitored for any changes and removed when malignancy is suspected. At Geoplasty Plastic Surgery, we offer specialised advice and the most advanced methods for treating moles.
What moles are
Moles or pigmented nevi are flat or raised, brown spots on the skin. It is a problem that affects men and women, and it may appear on any part of the body and at any age. Developing moles is a sign of heredity, age and solar radiation, especially for fair-skinned people.
They are distinguished into hyperplastic and aplastic, while there are several types: acquired, dysplastic, congenital, blue nevus, Spitz nevus, nevus depigmentosus, etc.).
75% of patients with malignant melanoma of the skin mention that they had a pigmented nevus in the exact same pot. It is important to know the key clinical signs which may be point to a possible development of a malignancy.
The first four letters of the Latin alphabet (ABCD) define the four warning signs that may raise suspicions as to whether a mole needs to be removed:
How mole removal is performed
The removal is performed with local anaesthesia or anaesthetic cream.
The procedure is relatively easy, although it requires expert knowledge by a plastic surgeon who will be able to:
- Make a clinical differential diagnosis of skin lesions.
- Remove the mole correctly, so as to resolve the issue permanently.
- Provide an excellent aesthetic result, especially if the lesion is on the face.
Simple surgical excision in conjunction with a histologic examination of the lesion is the most common and safe solution.
Alternatively, the removal may be performed with:
- Laser CO2
However, the doctor must be 100% certain that it is not a malignancy before applying these methods.
Why choose us for removal of moles
If you have a mole that has changed or bothers you, at Geoplasty Plastic Surgery we offer all the available options of the contemporary reconstructive plastic surgery.
Dr Georgopoulos has long experience in the treatment of skin lesions at Agios Savvas General Anticancer-Oncology Hospital of Athens. He has the relevant technical know-how so as to resolve your issue permanently, offering 100% safety for your health.
On your first visit, Dr Georgopoulos will examine you thoroughly and advise you about the right moves. He will provide detailed information about the risk of every mole and will guide you responsibly to choose a safe and effective treatment, tailored to your needs.
Furthermore, the experienced and qualified staff of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery will advise you accordingly for your smooth recovery.
Book an appointment to find out all about the available options and personalised solutions, fully tailored to your needs: