With the increasing popularity of various cosmetic surgery procedures, including mole removal at the Mole Removal Treatment Center in New York, NY
It is important that the prospective patient researches and understands different issues like what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs, and other factors. Some important elements you should understand regarding mole removal include the following:
Benefits of Mole Removal There are various benefits to this procedure, including: Removing protruding moles that get in the way of shaving. Those considering mole removal should first find a qualified cosmetic dermatologist to perform the procedure.
Before consulting with a cosmetic dermatologist about having the mole removed, it is strongly recommended that patients have their mole examined by a dermatologist who has experience in treating moles, related skin conditions and skin cancer to help determine if the mole is cancerous.
For excision of the mole, the surgeon uses a scalpel to cut the mole and a border of good skin surrounding it.
Shaving removes the protruding surface of the mole, but it can leave mole cells beneath the skin and may grow back. Mole removal typically takes less than an hour to perform, depending on the amount of moles to be removed.
The risks associated with mole removal also depend upon the technique used. What is the dermatologist level of experience in performing mole removal? In addition, it is important that mole removal patients relay to their dermatologist information regarding any allergies and serious medical conditions they may have.
Overview Moles are extremely common and come in various colors, sizes, and appearances: pink, brown, flat, or raised. The foremost priority is to ensure that moles or skin lesions are benign by having them checked by a board certified dermatologist.
Fortunately, most moles are harmless and do not need to be treated. Some moles, however, can be unsightly and distracting. In these situations, mole removal may provide improved appearance, confidence, and well-being.
Am I a good candidate for mole removal? You are a good candidate for mole removal if you have:
a benign mole that has been evaluated by a dermatologist a mole which bothers you and detracts from your appearance What happens during the initial consultation for mole removal? During the consultation, Dr. Rothfeld will:
evaluate the size, color, and appearance of the mole assess your skin type and discuss options for removal, including surgical excision, shaving, or scraping carefully assess the location of the mole and its close proximity to importance facial structures such as your nostrils, lips, and eyes
Some plastic surgeons may not view a mole removal with the same gravity as a face lift, but Dr. Gary approaches each patient and procedure with the same discerning ear, artistic eye, and attention to detail.
This is your face, and Dr. Rothfeld is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality results with the most minimal scars.
What happens during the mole removal? In the office, the mole is injected with local anesthetic to numb the area. Various treatment modalities may be used.
surgical excision will completely remove the mole requires placing tiny stitches to repair the area from which the mole was excised shaving will remove the raised part of the mole
electrodessication will burn off small, raised moles scraping will remove some of the superficial layers of the mole
What is the recovery like? There is very little downtime associated with a mole removal. Most patients return to work the same day.
With certain procedures, such as electrodessication and shaving, a small scab may form on the mole which falls off after a few days.
What will I look like? There is always a minimal to no scar associated with a mole removal. With surgical excision, the scar may be a faint, thin line which improves over time. Patients who are bothered by the appearance of their moles find that a faint scar is a worthwhile trade-off for a cosmetically unappealing mole.
New York Dermatology by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Gary Rothfeld is a board certified NYC Dermatologist with a New York City office in Manhattan, New York providing expert skin care, dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology services. A Park Avenue practice with an international reputation in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.
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I personally see every new patient who visits our office. I am not just a physician, I am a Board Certified Dermatologist. My goal is, quite simply, to provide the type of dermatologic care which I would seek for my own family. This is a very important point, since physicians often use the phrase "Doctor's Doctor" to refer to those individuals who typically are selected by physicians themselves for personal care. I am confident that my practice fully meets that definition. This is the type of 5-star care and service that our patients expect, deserve and receive. I treat every patient the way I would want to be treated: with courtesy, dignity and respect. I carefully listen to their hair and skin-care concerns and offer a variety of options including a treatment plan that I believe will give them the best results
Dr Gary sees every patient himself and believes in personalized care. The Doctor does not employ any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or other physician substitutes to do his treatment. He sees every patient himself at every visit.
A significant percentage of my Dermatology Conditions are diagnosed on listening to medical history of the patient alone, a further percentage on examination and the remainder on further investigation and my patients teach me the rest. It is clear to me that history and examination skills remain at the very core of my dermatology practice. Older Dermatologists like myself rely on history and physical to a greater degree than the younger dermatologists. I think that the pendulum has swung too far towards all these cosmetic procedures where the younger dermatologists are just doing cosmetic procedures and not listening to their patients. This is an important point because if the Dermatologist does not spend enough time with the patient the cosmetic procedures will not work. It is vital to undergo a full pre assessment to ensure that your skin type is fully assessed and to be accurate about your medical history. This particular procedure might not be the right treatment for you. It is crucial that the Doctor does a full History and Physical Examination and listens to your concerns. It very important to understand the individual needs of each patient because one procedure could work on one patient and then not another.
Each patient’s condition is carefully evaluated and the best treatment(s) are chosen to ensure an optimal outcome. Treatments are performed by Dr. Gary who has extensive cosmetic dermatology experience and training. This allows the Doctor to offer top-quality services in every area of the cosmetic dermatology field, while ensuring patients safety and satisfaction.
Dr. Rothfeld, recognized by the by the entertainment industry of America as one of the best dermatologists in Manhattan, has organized a comprehensive skin care center offering personalized state of the art services including medical,pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology.
New York Dermatology serves the following neighborhoods within New York (NY), which are in close proximity to our office:
Upper East Side Dermatology, Fifth Avenue Dermatology, Park Avenue Dermatology, Madison Avenue Dermatology, Upper West Side Dermatology, Midtown Dermatology, Lower East Side Dermatology,Chelsea Dermatology, Gramercy Park Dermatology, Murray Hill Dermatology, Greenwich Village Dermatology, East Village Dermatology, West Village Dermatology, Soho Dermatology, Tribeca Dermatology, Meatpacking District Dermatology, Sutton Place Dermatology, Wall Street Dermatology, Hells Kitchen Dermatology, and the boroughs of Brooklyn Dermatology , Bronx Dermatology, Queens Dermatology and Staten Island Dermatology.
Dr. Gary Rothfeld is recognized as one of the best Dermatologist in New York, NY, Manhattan, NYC, New York City and the nation by the entertainment industry in the United States of America. At New York Dermatology headed by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Rothfeld, sees patients 7 days a week including Saturday and Sunday.
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