Cosmetic Mole
Removal in Fresno, Ca

Minarets Medical Group in Fresno, CA, offers cosmetic mole removal to improve the appearance of skin and eliminate unwanted growth. Our team of experts, led by Dr. Leah Press and Dr. Markéta Límová, provides personalized consultations to evaluate moles and develop a tailored treatment plan. We remove skin growth with minimal scarring and discomfort using advanced dermatological techniques. Our compassionate approach makes patients feel comfortable during the entire procedure. Minarets Medical Group delivers exceptional cosmetic services to help people achieve smooth, beautiful skin.

What is Mole Removal?

Moles, medically known as nevi, are common skin growths that may vary in color, size, and shape. Mole removal includes a range of procedures that eliminate or alter these growths for health and cosmetic reasons. While most moles are harmless, some of them can develop into melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer. Our approach to mole removal is twofold: ensuring skin health and enhancing its appearance.

TYPES OF MOLES

Moles are more than marks on the skin – they are a window into dermatological health. Our procedures are tailored to address various moles, each with unique characteristics and potential health implications. Understanding these differences is crucial for effectively treating and preventing malignant melanomas (skin cancer).

Common types of moles include:

Congenital Nevi

Present at birth, these moles are found in about 1% of newborns. They vary in size, with some reaching more than 1.5 inches in diameter. Giant nevi (over 8 inches) are generally more likely to develop into melanoma, so they should be closely monitored.
These moles develop during childhood and early adulthood. They are typically brown, small (less than 0.25 inches in diameter), and benign (harmless). Their development is closely linked to sun exposure.
These moles are usually pink, red, or brown and can be slightly raised. They are most common in children and adolescents and tend to enlarge quickly over a few months. Because of their rapid growth, spitz nevi are sometimes surgically removed to rule out melanoma, although most are benign.
These are larger-than-average moles with irregular shapes and uneven coloring. Dysplastic nevi may have a higher risk of turning into melanoma and warrant closer observation.

EARLY DETECTION IS CRUCIAL

The first step in mole removal is identifying the type of nevi and assessing their potential risk. At Minarets Medical Group, we emphasize the importance of regular mole checks to monitor their size, shape, color, or texture. Early detection and accurate classification can help preserve health.

Benign Moles

Most nevi are harmless and require no treatment unless they pose cosmetic concerns or discomfort.

Precancerous Moles

Nevi that exhibit suspicious changes may be precancerous and require removal to prevent the development of skin cancer.

Malignant Moles

Nevi that are diagnosed as melanoma require immediate treatment. We use advanced mole removal techniques to address these cases with the utmost care and precision.

MOLE REMOVAL PROCEDURE

We pride ourselves on providing a seamless and patient-centric mole removal experience. Our approach combines advanced dermatological techniques with compassionate care, ensuring that patients feel comfortable throughout their treatment.
The mole is removed using a scalpel or surgical scissors. The doctor cuts through several layers of skin until she eliminates the entire mole and a margin of healthy tissue around it. This helps ensure that none of the nevi cells are left behind.
The doctor closes the incision in one of several ways. For smaller cuts, she may use sutures to seal the wound. If the incisions are larger, the doctor closes them in layers using dissolvable stitches. Other options include skin adhesives like Dermabond® or special closure tape strips. The method depends on factors like location, size, and depth of the incision.
Once the wound is closed, the doctor dresses it with antibiotic ointment, a non-stick pad, and a bandage. This protects the incision as it begins healing.

The first step is a detailed consultation with one of our expert dermatologists. During this session, we:

  • Conduct a thorough skin examination to assess the moles

  • Discuss the patient’s medical history, focusing on skin health and previous nevi evaluations

  • Address any concerns or questions they may have about the treatment process

This initial consultation is crucial for developing a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs and health status.

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is the standard option for mole removal procedures. An injection of lidocaine or another local anesthetic numbs the area around the nevi. The patient remains awake and pain-free during the entire procedure.
The mole is removed using a scalpel or surgical scissors. The doctor cuts through several layers of skin until she eliminates the entire mole and a margin of healthy tissue around it. This helps ensure that none of the nevi cells are left behind.
The doctor closes the incision in one of several ways. For smaller cuts, she may use sutures to seal the wound. If the incisions are larger, the doctor closes them in layers using dissolvable stitches. Other options include skin adhesives like Dermabond® or special closure tape strips. The method depends on factors like location, size, and depth of the incision.
Once the wound is closed, the doctor dresses it with antibiotic ointment, a non-stick pad, and a bandage. This protects the incision as it begins healing.
Initial Consultation

The first step is a detailed consultation with one of our expert dermatologists. During this session, we:

  • Conduct a thorough skin examination to assess the moles

  • Discuss the patient’s medical history, focusing on skin health and previous nevi evaluations

  • Address any concerns or questions they may have about the treatment process

This initial consultation is crucial for developing a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs and health status.

Local anesthesia is the standard option for mole removal procedures. An injection of lidocaine or another local anesthetic numbs the area around the nevi. The patient remains awake and pain-free during the entire procedure.

RECOVERY AFTER MOLE REMOVAL

After the procedure, we provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth and swift recovery. This may include:

The patient must keep the incisions clean, dry, and protected as they heal over the 7-10 days after the procedure. Bandages must be changed daily to prevent infection and facilitate proper recovery. The skin where the mole was removed may be sensitive to sunlight for several months after treatment, so patients should wear sunscreen.

Most people can return to normal activities within 2-3 days, although strenuous exercise should be avoided during the initial healing process. Our team is always available to answer any questions or concerns. We want to give patients peace of mind and make sure that they are satisfied with the results.

CANDIDATES FOR MOLE REMOVAL

Cosmetic mole removal can improve the appearance by eliminating benign growths on the skin. There are several groups of candidates who may consider this procedure:

BENEFITS OF MOLE REMOVAL

Mole removal may be done for cosmetic and health reasons. Some people want to improve their appearance by making their skin flawless, while others are concerned about the medical implications of their atypical nevi. In general, our treatment provides the following benefits:

COST OF MOLE REMOVAL IN FRESNO

The cost of cosmetic mole removal in Fresno, CA, ranges from $150 to $400 per mole. We aim to provide transparent and affordable pricing for our services, but our doctors must conduct a thorough skin examination to understand the extent of removal. Patients can receive an accurate cost estimate during the initial consultation.

Factors Influencing the Price

WE ARE A TOP MEDICAL PROVIDER IN COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY

Having a mole evaluated and treated at Minarets Medical Group means putting your trust in a team that prioritizes patients’ health and satisfaction. We provide personalized care for all dermatological needs, including mole removal. Whether the patient is seeking cosmetic improvements or concerned about the health implications of their nevi, our team is here to help. Dermatological care at Minerals Medical Group meets the highest standards for quality and safety. Our specialists also perform laser hair removal and many other aesthetic procedures. We’re committed to helping people achieve the flawless skin they deserve with minimal discomfort and downtime.