How much would mole removal cost for a raised small mole by my mouth that has hair growing out of it ? Who would be the best doctor to do this?
Mole Removal Cost and Doctor for Raised Moles?
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Cost of Facial Mole Removals.
Excision of a facial mole is usually roughly $350 each and is almost painless and easy to undergo for a derm surgeon. Sincerely,
Mole Removal Cost
The cost for mole removal depends on the following factors:
- Depth and size of mole
- Surgeon experience in minimizing scars (Plastic surgeon and facial plastic surgeon tend to be more)
- Area of country
Prices for mole removal can be for as little as $100 (typically portions of body) to $750
Small Mole Can Be Removed by Either a Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist
Unless it is some sort of cultural thing (and this exists) most American regard hairs protruding from a mole as unaesthetic. Thus, the mole would be best excised rather than shaved. Usually, an excision is the preferred mode of treatment anyway.
The cost of the excision, runs about $125. However, it is important that the specimen be sent to pathology. There have been some disasterous results when moles were simply cut off. Three weeks ago, I was told of a case where a woman had some moles lasered off in a so- called medi-spa, and a year later had metastatic melnoma so this underscores the importance of pathologic analysis.
Before the government decided to really stick it to the uninsured, the cost for pathology would run another $20 or less. However, Congress passed and implemented the CLIA laws ( Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act---which sure improved the bottom lines of the laboratories!!!) Now the pathology charge, even for totally benign appearing moles, excedes the excision charge.
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