Many people have small moles on their face and neck, with more developing during pregnancy. These moles are typically not cancerous and may be removed through a quick in-office procedure. You can decide if you would like to keep any in particular or have them all removed. Mole removal often times creates an even skin tone appearance, brightening the face. When you decide to have facial moles removed, trust an experienced facial plastic surgeon, someone who is sensitive to scarring and who may help you safely reach your aesthetic goals.
Dr. Harris performs the mole removal procedure in his office at the Center for Aesthetic Modernism in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which is conveniently located near all metro Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia areas. A numbing agent such as lidocaine will be used to first numb the area. Moles may be removed either by excision with stitches or excision with cauterization. Once removed, antibiotic ointment and a bandage will be applied to the area. You will be advised on how to clean and care for the treatment area until it has healed.