When choosing your treatment provider, it is essential that you choose a doctor who is experienced in dermatological laser and surgical procedures. This will ensure that the risk of scarring is minimised.
At Medisculpt®, we use the latest Radio-wave surgery, CO2 and Erbium-glass laser ablation for removing localised, benign skin lesions (after clinically ruling out any risk of skin cancer). The lesion is first numbed and then painlessly shaved off within seconds. The CO2 Laser or Radio-wave device seals off the blood vessels as it shaves away the lesion, entailing little or no bleeding. Since the skin is not cut as such, no suturing is required.
The duration of this procedure depends upon the number of moles (lesions) needed to be removed in one session.
People with more than 10 moles (lesions) may require up to 40 minutes for this procedure. For those with 30 or more moles, we recommend removing the lesions in 2 or 3 separate sessions instead of one.
Once the treatment area has been numbed, you will be unable to feel any pain. At Medisculpt™ we make every effort to ensure that every procedure we perform entails minimal pain or discomfort.
Most people tolerate this treatment exceptionally well. Patients can go home straight after the surgery and do not require prolonged post-surgical hospital admission or monitoring.
All raised and colourless lesions are usually removed in one session. Most raised and pigmented moles may also be removed in one session.
However, some black raised moles and most flat moles (freckles) require more than one treatment session to remove.
In the majority of cases, no scarring occurs at all. Initial healing will take approximately 7 days.
The patient may notice that the treated area can remain pinkish-red in appearance for several weeks post-surgery. (Make-up can be used to easily conceal this). Over the coming weeks, the pinkness of the skin will naturally fade.
At Medisculpt™, we have the most extensive range of Fractional CO2 Lasers to help reduce any type of scarring, whether related to a surgery or trauma.
In the majority of cases, any lesion removed from the skin does not return or reappear. However, in very few cases, the body may regrow some of the tissue previously removed. 1 or 2 touch-up treatments are sufficient in correcting this.
The cosmetic mole removal is a minor surgical procedure and time off work is usually not required. Most people can return to work on the same day the procedure is performed. However, a medical certificate may be organised if necessary.
This will depend upon the size and location of the mole(s) removed. The healing process can take up to a week. After this period of time, light exercise is usually acceptable.
The removal of any skin lesion comes with possible risks and complications that include, but are not limited to:
With the correct technique and equipment, the above side effects are immensely rare.
To be considered suitable for undergoing any elective cosmetic procedure, you have to:
People unfit to undergo this procedure are:
We recommend that you do all your grocery shopping before surgery and restock your fridge and pantry with healthy food. We also recommend that you organise for someone to give you a lift back home as driving is not recommended for the first few days after the surgery. You should also consider arranging for a family member or friend to stay with you for the first few days after your surgery.
Additionally, ensure that you avoid blood-thinning medication such as Nurofen, Aspirin, Heparin and Warfarin. Please discuss this with your General Practitioner in detail and make sure you are aware of any side effects of your current medication.
Herbal medication and nutritional supplements such as St John’s Wart, garlic, ginger, ginseng, fish oil, and homeopathic or herbal tonics should also be ceased for at least two weeks before your surgery. These substances are known for their potential to thin blood and as such, may cause excessive bleeding during and after the surgery.
It is imperative that you follow the pre-surgical instructions given to you by our staff. Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are two primary culprits when it comes to increasing potential risks associated with any surgery. Please avoid these harmful agents for at least two weeks (or more) before your surgery.
Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes:
Pricing starts from $350 for a single pea size mole and may cost up to $1,000 for 10-15 moles treated in one session. We will be able to provide a better estimate about pricing after a face-to-face consultation.
In order to book your obligation free appointment, please call us on (08) 9380 6438 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Art, indeed, consists in the conception of the result to be produced before its realisation in the material." - Aristotle
The practice of aesthetic medicine and surgery is as much an art as it is a science. The aesthetic sense of a clinician in evaluating a patient is as important as his or her clinical skills. At Medisculpt®, our philosophy is to artistically enhance your appearance in a way that stresses elegance over glamour.
Every cosmetic procedure carries a risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. All images displayed on this website are the property of Medisculpt™. Formal consent has been obtained from the respective individuals whose images have been used. Before/After photos are of actual Medisculpt® patients and are for reference purpose only. Individual results may vary.