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Unappealing moles tend to occur when skin cells grow in a cluster instead of naturally spreading out in the dermis. These cells are often rich with melanocytes that produce melanin that gives skin cells a darker color when exposed to sunlight. When an unappealing mole forms on the face, hands, or other visible parts of the body, it can leave you feeling self-conscious.

In many cases, your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD, can remove an unappealing mole in a single outpatient appointment.

Small moles can sometimes be shaved away so they are smooth with the surrounding skin before they are cauterized. If a small mole extends deeply into the skin, your surgeon might use a special laser to penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis and eradicate any mole cells within.

Modest-sized moles that also penetrate deep into the skin might need to be excised and removed. Then, the surrounding skin is pulled in to tighten the area. Once everything has healed, there should be little to no visible scarring.

While your skin is healing, you will likely need to apply a topical antibiotic cream to prevent infection. Your surgeon will discuss any other aftercare considerations with you after the procedure.

If you have an unappealing mole in New Rochelle, New York, you should call 914.235.5171 to schedule an appointment at Julie Kupersmith MD, PC.