Hello, everyone! Today, we at Freyja Medical – The Skin Specialists, want to discuss an important topic that often goes overlooked – mole checks and mole removal.
Our founders, dermatologist doctors Dr. James Dean and Dr. Keli Thorsteinsson, have seen firsthand the importance of routine mole checks and the difference early intervention can make.
Why is a Mole Check Important?
Most of us have moles, and they’re usually harmless. However, changes in their size, shape, or color can be an early indication of skin cancer. Regular mole checks can help detect these changes early, leading to early diagnosis and treatment, if necessary.
What Happens During a Mole Check?
At Freyja Medical, our mole check involves a thorough examination of your skin, assessing each mole’s size, shape, color, and symmetry. Using advanced dermatoscopic equipment, we can examine moles closely and detect any suspicious changes that might be missed by the naked eye.
What About Mole Removal?
Mole removal is a straightforward procedure that we often perform at Freyja Medical. It is generally recommended when a mole is causing discomfort, is in an awkward position, or shows signs of being potentially cancerous. The process is quick and with minimal discomfort, done under local anesthesia.
How is Mole Removal Performed?
Mole removal typically involves either a shave excision, where the mole is ‘shaved’ off the skin’s surface, or an excisional surgery, where the mole and a small area of the surrounding skin are cut out. Our expert doctors will choose the best method based on the size, shape, and location of your mole.
Recovery and Aftercare
Recovery from mole removal is usually swift, with minor discomfort that subsides in a few days. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions, including how to keep the area clean and when to schedule a follow-up appointment.
Why Choose Freyja Medical?
At Freyja Medical, we are proud to be led by dermatologist doctors who bring their wealth of expertise to every procedure, ensuring your safety and optimal results. Our team is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of dermatology services, including mole checks and mole removal, with care, precision, and a warm, friendly approach.
Remember, regular mole checks are a crucial part of skin health maintenance. Make an appointment with us today for a comprehensive skin assessment.
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