Jan 07 2010

Mole Removal: What are my options for surgery? Dr. Roger J. Oldham talks about mole removal

Serving the Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia area for 25+ years, Dr. Roger Oldham offers mole removal in his in-office surgery center. Dr. Roger Oldham specializes in skincare and skin health, and encourages plastic surgery and all other patients maintain healthy skin. In-office mole removal with Dr. Roger J. Oldham is a convenient service for today’s working men and women who seek the trusted experience of a board-certified plastic surgeon near Bethesda, Maryland.

There are many different techniques for removal of skin lesions and moles, depending on the history of the lesion, the size and nature of the growth. The techniques most commonly employed are: surgical excision and repair, shave excision, freezing (cryotherapy), burning (electrocautery), and laser treatment. With surgical excision, the mole is removed and the skin edges are brought together in a straight line with fine suture material. Moles which have the appearance of a more superficial lesion can effectively be completely removed by shaving. In both excision and shaving procedures, the lesion or mole can then be submitted for pathologic analysis. Another procedure includes either cryotherapy or electrocautery (freezing or burning the mole in order to remove it). A lesion which appears superficial and does not appear suspicious can be treated by freezing with cryotherapy. In some cases, electrocautery can be used for removal although, unlike cryotherapy, local anesthesia is required. Different areas of the body heal with a better aesthetic result and may influence the mole removal treatment options. And, there are vast differences in an individual’s ability to make a favorable scar after mole removal.

In Bethesda, Maryland Dr. Oldham sees patients from Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Maryland, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Rockville, Northern Virginia, Arlington, Annandale, Fairfax, Reston, McLean, and Washington DC.

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