No one has perfect skin. You skin changes over time, whether these changes happen naturally or are impacted by external factors, such as the sun. This can be a frustrating experience, and there may be potential health risks. At Capitis Medical & Aesthetics, we offer mole and lesion excision treatments to help you better promote skin that looks and is healthy. Learn more during a consultation with us at our locations in Roseville or San Diego, CA.
What Are Moles and Why Are They Checked?
Moles are clusters of skin cells. These cells produce melanin (melanocytes), and this is what provides skin with pigmentation. Moles exist in different forms on the skin, ranging in size, shape, color, and texture.
While most of them are benign and do not pose a risk to health, there are some moles that may be malignant. This means they may develop into cancer. It is important to monitor your skin and moles for changes, and moles should be checked for risk of cancerous cells.
How Is Mole Removal Performed?
Mole removal is the medical process of removing a mole, and the best procedure will depend on your mole and the potential health risks it poses. Dr. Crose will evaluate the mole and determine the best removal option for you based on several factors, such as the type and depth of the mole. Potential mole removal treatments include excision, laser treatments, or shaving.
What Is Electrocautery Skin Lesion Removal?
Electrocautery skin lesion removal is a treatment technique that can be used to remove small lesions. This technique utilizes electricity to gently heat a catheter tip. This catheter tip can be used to remove tissue and stop bleeding, and this may be less inflammatory of alternative treatment options.
What Is ThermoClear?
ThermoClear is a radiofrequency technology that employs both low and high radiofrequency to address epidermal skin imperfections. During treatment, the radiofrequency energy penetrates the top layer of the skin for the removal of concerns like:
- Age spots
- Cherry angioma
- Cholesterol deposits
- Skin tags
- Spider capillaries
- Sun spots
Although results will vary, most individuals enjoy immediate results and require only one treatment to achieve their desired results.
Should I Consider Mole or Lesion Excision?
Mole excision is particularly important for individuals whose health may be threatened by the cells that make up the mole. This may be a precautionary or reactionary measure. Lesion excision may be a good option for lesions on the skin, whether for cosmetic reasons or potential health reasons.
To better understand these treatments and how you may benefit from them, we recommend a consultation with our professionals at either of our San Diego area offices. During these visits, they will examine your skin, review your concerns, and work with you to develop your unique treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Concerned or unhappy with the presence of a spot, lesion, or mole on your skin? Contact us today at Capitis Medical & Aesthetics and schedule your consultation to learn more about mole and lesion excision options. Dr. Joshua Crose and his professional staff proudly serve California with locations in Roseville and San Diego. We look forward to helping you better understand your skin.