Mole Removal

Moles and skin tags can make anyone feel self-conscious, especially if they are on your face. There are many different kinds of moles and skin tags. Some are harmless, while others can be more insidious. It is vital to your health to become familiar with the moles and other markings on your body and keep track of any changes. 

 

If you have a suspicious mole, the board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology provide skillful and compassionate mole removal and skin cancer screening.

Skin Tag & Mole Removal in Brentwood, TN

 

Moles are skin growths made up of the cells that create melanin and can appear black, brown, or blue. Most moles are harmless, and many patients have them removed because they do not like the appearance of these blemishes on their skin. However, sometimes a mole can appear suspicious, meaning it looks like it may be cancerous, and we will remove it to examine the tissue for cancer. 

 

Skin tags are soft pieces of skin that stick out from the skin. Skin tags are usually small and commonly appear on the neck, armpits, and anywhere on the body where the skin creases. These are often removed for cosmetic reasons or because they cause discomfort.

Mole Removal Procedure Photos

 

For some people, mole removal means a boost in self-confidence. For others, it can be a life-saver. Most mole removal procedures leave little or no trace, depending on the size of the mole.

Mole Removal FAQs

 

The board-certified dermatologists at Brentwood Dermatology are prepared to answer any questions you might have about your skin. Here are some frequently asked questions we get about moles and skin tags.

How can I get a mole removed?

Moles can be removed by a dermatologist. There are a few different ways to remove moles, and most procedures use a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort and pain.

How do dermatologists remove moles?

  • Cutting: The dermatologist uses a scalpel or surgical scissors to remove moles and skin tags.
  • Freezing: The dermatologist applies liquid nitrogen with a swab or spray, causing the affected cells to die and detach from the surrounding tissue. 
  • Burning: Some dermatologists use a wire heated by an electric current to burn off the top layers of skin. Multiple burn treatments may be required for complete mole removal.

Does getting a mole removed hurt?

Most patients only experience some discomfort during mole removal as the local anesthetic works to minimize pain. Depending on the type of mole removal procedure, you may experience a small amount of pain and discomfort after the procedure.

Does insurance cover mole removal?

If there is a medical reason to remove a mole, such as removal due to the mole’s suspicious nature, insurance usually covers the procedure. However, if you have a mole removed for cosmetic purposes, it will not be covered by insurance. 

We hope these answers help you, but if you have any sudden changes in your skin or suspicious moles, please feel free to schedule an appointment for a skin screening.

Contact Brentwood Dermatology for Mole Removal near Nashville

 

We treat every concern of the hair, skin, and nails with the utmost care. If you have a suspicious mole or a skin tag causing you discomfort, please contact the board-certified mole removal specialists at Brentwood Dermatology today.


Request your appointment online or give us a call at 615-377-3448 to schedule an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.