Removal of Mole (Nevus) on the Face and Neck Area

Removal of Mole (Nevus) on the Face and Neck Area

The nevi, colloquially known as “mole”, are formed as a result of the growth of skin cells called melanocytes. Moles, which can have different colors and shapes, may appear either congenitally or later. Nevi may be harmless or may occur as the precursor of serious health problems. Therefore, they may need to be monitored closely, assessing their colors, sudden changes in shape, structures, and stiffness.

 

The Most Common Types of Nevus

 

  • Congenital nevus: They are the moles that exist in the person from the birth. They may be small, medium or large. Their colors and shapes are variable.
  • Common Nevus: These moles, which appear mostly in childhood, may be flat or round; pink, tan or brown.
  • Dysplastic Nevus: The surfaces, borders, and colors of dysplastic nevi, which are generally larger than 5 mm in diameter, may differ. Since melanoma may develop in dysplastic nevi, people who have these moles should be protected from the sun and should consult with their doctors whenever they notice changes in their moles.

 

“I can express that there are many different kinds of nevi except the ones mentioned above. Thus, I suggest that those who cannot identify their moles or who notice the change in their existing moles should address this issue. Even though they are generally harmless, the formation of moles on the body may be a precursor of skin cancer.”

 

Nevus Treatment: Removal of Mole on the Face and Neck Area

Moles may need to be removed in different situations. As a precaution against cancer formation, nevus can be removed for pathological examination or because it creates aesthetic concerns in the person.

 

“Surgical incision or radiofrequency applications can be applied while removing the moles on the face and neck. If the formation of mole in patients creates aesthetic concern, disturbs the person or there is a risk of skin cancer in the patient, mole removal surgery may become a necessity.”

 

Mole removal surgery is performed under local anesthesia and patients do not feel pain or soreness during the procedure. Surgical intervention, which is applied on the basis that no residue of the mole is left, takes about 15 – 30 minutes. After the mole is removed, the area is sutured and the wound is closed by dressing.

 

People who have their moles removed can return to their daily lives without waiting. When the effect of local anesthesia ends, a slight pain may occur in the area where surgical intervention is performed. The comfort of patients may be increased with painkillers taken at low doses.

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