Cyst and Mole Removal in Atlanta, GA
Varies TYPE OF PROCEDURE
Body and Face
Flaws on the surface of your skin, such as cysts and moles, can negatively affect the way that you feel about your appearance. At SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer cyst and mole removal for men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buckhead, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.
About the Procedure
What Are Cysts and Moles?
Cysts and moles are abnormal growths that develop on the skin surface. In short, a cyst is a pocket of tissue that contains fluid or other substance. Moles are small areas that are of a different color than the surrounding skin. Moles may be flat in comparison to surrounding skin or slightly raised. Cysts are growing inside, and skin cells concentrate under the skin, and contain oils or fluids, or semisolid tissue. They can increase in size gradually over time. However, the majority of cysts are not dangerous and do not lead to cancer.
- Skin in other areas of the body
Moles are small patches of highly pigmented skin, often occurring during childhood or puberty, either flat or elevated above the skin surface. Moles, also known as “dermal nevi”, are benign (non-cancerous) and usually have no capacity to transform into skin cancer “malignant melanoma”.To summarize, cysts and moles are most frequently not cancerous and typically do not require treatment unless: A cyst or a mole is causing rubbing or infection; A cyst or a mole represents a cosmetic concern for the patient. Any surgeon can remove a cyst or a mole, but normally only cosmetics surgeons are trained in techniques to remove the abnormal growths and preserve the aesthetics of the area.
What are the Benefits of Cyst and Mole Removal?Cysts’ and mole removal include both physical and emotional benefits for the patient. The physical benefit is to increase your comfort when wearing clothes because of rubbing, soreness, and sometimes bleeding of cysts and moles. From the emotional point of view, cysts’ and moles’ removal improves your self-confidence. However, the removal technique should minimize scarring.
What Should I Expect from the Procedure?The primary goal of cyst and mole removal is to remove the abnormal growth(s) in a way that produces the least amount of scarring possible. However, you should be aware that you could have a scar, but we take extra steps to ensure that the scar is minimized in both size and coloration. We will give you recommendations on which procedure is best to remove your moles or cysts, which is determined by location, size, and type of the growths. When you decide on removing a mole on your skin, you will be offered options. There are four types of non-surgical mole removal, such as:
- Shave removal;
- Laser removal;
- Fine-needle aspiration;
In addition to the mentioned above methods, removal of a facial moles can be done with surgical excision and surgical shave. Commonly, for difficult areas, such as the face or nose, application of a non-invasive mole removal method by laser is considered. It reduces the risk of infection by eliminating any cutting or burning.
How Long Do the Results Last?The results of your cyst/mole removal are permanent. Cyst/mole removal treatment works immediately. Patients can see the cysts/moles disappear immediately.
What Should I Expect from the Recovery?It largely depends on which procedure you choose to remove cysts/moles. Another factor to consider is how many areas are treated, and how big your moles/cysts are. If you need more than one area treated at once, you may need to rest for a day. Generally, there is no down-time, most patients can return to work and social activities immediately. The mole removal procedure can leave a scar from excision, which is usually only a thin line, depending on how big the mole was. The scar normally heals within two to three weeks. Your surgeon will recommend methods to reduce scarring and to prevent infection.
Are There Any Side Effects?Normally, patients can experience mild bruising or swelling. It will disappear gradually in a few days.
How Much Does Cysts/Mole Removal Cost in Atlanta, GA?The cost of cysts or mole removal varies by patient based on several factors. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of your procedure and share information about our flexible financing options.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
You should feel good about every aspect of your appearance, so maybe now is the time to learn about your options for removing cysts or moles! We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Angelina Postoev.
Moles and cysts are usually of no medical concern, but the way that these abnormal growths look may have you searching for ways to remove them. Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer cyst/mole removal for men and women in Buckhead, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia. Contact SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics today to schedule your personal consultation.Related: Body Sculpting