My body has hundreds of small - medium (mostly raised), dark brown moles. I am absolutely COVERED in these unsightly blemishes. I am searching for a method of removal that causes minimal if not zero scarring and that is affordable. Is there some discount that is given if hundreds of moles are required to be removed or is mandatory to pay 10s of thousands of dollars?! I sure hope not... Any suggestions?
Removing Hundreds of Moles?
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Removal of multiple moles on the face and body
It would be difficult to remove hundreds of moles on the face and body. I would urge you to consider prioritizing the mole removals by focusing on the most noticeable first, then determining whether the scars are worth the choice to have them removed.
Removing Hundreds of Moles?
Although it is not practical to surgically remove hundreds of moles from a single patient's body, there are options and actions which you should take. First seek out a board certified dermatologist to do a complete exam of all your skin surfaces to examine these moles and determine which ones may be potentially malignant. Those moles which may be worrisome should be completely removed and sent to a pathologist for evaluation. It is possible that the moles that appear benign could be treated with less expensive nonsurgical treatments. Best wishes.
Hundreds of skin lesions can be removed with minimal scarring depending on the type of lesions.
What many patients think are moles may actually be seborrheic keratoses or DPNs or skin tags which can be removed with minimal or no scarring at all for $500-1500. If they are true moles then it depends on the type of mole and there are a few different methods of removal. Best to see your derm surgeon for the best options. Sincerely,
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To have a mole completely removed, this requires complete surgical excision. This will guarantee scarring, however there are measures to take to minimize the degree of scarring. I would recommend that you consider whether or not you would be happier with a scar than the mole.
To remove the mole properly it needs excision and closure, that will leave a scar. Each mole needs to be sent for pathology examination.
Taking hundred moles will be imposible in one session. It will require many many sessions. Do one first then see how the scat is, if you like it and can live withit then proceed. This will be out of pocket expense.
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