Biopsies and Elective Mole Removal in Miami, FL

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Why Do Moles and Lesions Need Removal?

While moles and other lesions are often harmless, they can sometimes be a sign of a series problem, like cancer. Therefore, it's suggested that abnormal moles or lesions are removed and biopsied to rule out cancer. Dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier is proficient in the excision of unattractive moles and lesions. During your consultation at Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL, the depth, location, and size of the mole will be discussed in order to determine the appropriate course of action. In addition, Dr. Dozier will examine your mole or lesion to determine whether it is cancerous or not so it can be safely removed and/or biopsied accordingly. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dozier for an assessment of your mole or lesion, and learn more about your choices for removal so you can have smooth skin.

What Can I Expect from Mole Removal and Biopsies?

The technique used for your mole removal will depend on certain factors, such as the location, size, and depth of the mole or lesion. Those that are only skin deep or flush with the skin’s surface could be removed utilizing laser removal or a simple skin shaving technique. Deep-seated moles or lesions may require excision, which is a minor surgical procedure. To perform an excision, Dr. Dozier will use local anesthesia to numb the area, cut off the lesion, and then carefully sew the wound back together for maximal results with minimal scarring. After your surgery, if you experience any pain, over-the-counter medication can be taken. Most of our Miami, Key Biscayne, and Pinecrest, FL patients can return to work and normal activities by the following day. Strenuous exercises and activities should be avoided for about 1 – 3 weeks after surgery. If stitches are used, they can be removed about 4 – 14 days afterward. As long as you follow proper wound care instructions, your skin should heal smooth and flat to blend seamlessly. In the event your lesion or mole is questionable, dermatologist Dr. Dozier will perform a biopsy using either the shave or punch biopsy method. Once ready, she will contact you with the results.

Be Aware with Biopsies

While moles and lesions may not be a medical problem, they are certainly unwanted and can be the cause of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Lesion and mole removal at Brickell Cosmetic Center can be performed to eliminate unattractive skin growths from your body and face. In addition, having a professional, like dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier, remove and biopsy your mole can help alleviate any concern regarding potential health conditions. Schedule a consultation at our Miami, FL office to have your skin mole or lesion checked.

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