When a shave removal is performed there is minimal downtime, which allows you to return to normal activities immediately. When an excision is performed, you will need to avoid submerging the area in water for several days while the area heals and avoid strenuous activity. The area treated will heal naturally in just days.
Benign or Bothersome
Moles are present on almost every individual and develop in the first few decades of life. Over time, a benign mole, or “melanocytic nevi,” may begin to change and pose a risk to your health.
Elevated Dermatology Skin Cancer Surgery Center helps keep our patients and their skin healthy and safe with mole removal in Parker, CO. A dermatologist may recommend a shave biopsy or surgical excision to rule out potential risks of a suspicious mole. Early detection of mole-related skin cancer, melanoma, is crucial in reducing risks and improving chances of survival.
How It Works
Depending on the size and location, we may use a shave biopsy or a surgical excision to remove moles.
In this quick in-office procedure, we inject local numbing medication and removing the affected mole using a sharp blade. This takes approximately 5 minutes and leaves a minimally detectable scar.
Utilizing a scalpel to remove the affected tissue, a surgical excision usually requires the placement of stitches. The suture line heals as a fine scar in the majority of cases.
The Elevated Difference
Elevated Dermatology offers some of the most advanced treatment options, like mole removal in Littleton and some of the fastest results with our in-facility capabilities.
Our board-certified providers perform a consultation with all patients to review concerns, history, and treatment options.
Since treatment is so quick, once it's determined a procedure is needed for a growth, we can typically perform a same-day mole removal in Littleton, Co.
We examine the tissue that has been removed to determine if any abnormal cells are present. Catching abnormalities early is critical for best results.
- Medical Dermatology and Surgical Dermatology
- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Baylor University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Member of the American Academy of Dermatology
Frequently Asked Questions About Mole Removal in Littleton, CO
The initial removal or biopsy should require one treatment. If the dermatopathologist determines you require additional care, your provider will go through those options with you.
Even though most insurance plans cover mole removal in Littleton, CO, we always advise contacting your insurance company to confirm your coverage.
Who We Are
At Elevated Dermatology, we provide thorough, top-notch dermatologic care and are conveniently located in Littleton, Colorado. You can feel confident knowing that we provide the best care from board- certified providers, whether you need Mohs cancer treatment, have a spot on your skin you are concerned about, or are ready to explore cosmetic options.
Elevated Dermatology Values
We appreciate finding the best solution for our patients, which is why we have training in skin cancer detection and treatment, dermatologic oncology, cosmetic care, and thorough consultations.
Friendly & Caring
Our mission at Elevated Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center is to give you and your loved ones an exceptional experience. We ensure that you feel heard and cared for by our welcoming and professional staff.
Elevated Dermatology is committed to providing our patients with the best possible care using cutting-edge technology and years of experience.