Mole Removal at Medico Global Clinic Manila
Moles are common and often appears in every part of the body including the face. Moles on face are easily seen and can be often easly recognized. Moles can be a beauty for some and may appear unattractive for others as well.
Moles can be raised or flat. Raised moles sometimes rub against your clothing and become infected or irritated. Most moles are normal, and they’re usually harmless. But sometimes they can turn cancerous. Let your doctor check them first.
We provide a safe and thorough procedure to remove moles that are either unattractive, uncomfortable, or both.
Our dermatologist will perform a thorough mole check, advising on what procedure of removal is required.
Moles that protrude from the skin can simply be shaved away by the dermatologist under local anaesthetic. A scalpel is used to shave the mole allowing it to be flush with the surrounding skin. Then using an electrical instrument, the doctor cauterizes the area to stop any bleeding. A topical antibiotic is then applied to reduce risk of infection. Shaving removes the protruding surface of the mole, but it can leave mole cells beneath the skin and may grow back. Shaving is a relatively straightforward and painless that requires no stitches. A pink mark may be left, which will fade over time.
For excision of the mole, under a local anaesthetic, the dermatologist uses a scalpel to cut the mole and a border of good skin surrounding it. A small stitch in the skin is required and will either be placed deep within the skin, or on the upper surface, depending on the depth of the excision. A small scar will be left, which will fade over time.
Following removal we send all moles to a specialist lab for a biopsy to ensure no cancer is present, this is our standard practice to ensure we always provide the best and most responsible care for all our patients. Please be assured that cutting a cancerous mole will not make the cancer spread.
After a mole is removed your skin will heal normally. If the mole grows back, immediately make another appointment to see your dermatologist as this can be a sign of melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
Medico Global Clinic
Medical, Skin Care & Plastic Surgery
59 Bayani Road, Colby Center,
Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Landline +632 8 838 0918
Smart +63 928 893 7264
Globe +63 927 700 0023
QUEZON CITY Branch
2nd Floor, New Grange Condotel,
32 Timog Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Landline +632 8 376 5285
Globe +63 956 014 3575
Smart +63 918 924 1900