Nevi, or moles, are normal skin growths that almost everyone has on their skin. These skin lesions can be small, large, flat or raised, all depending on the type. While most moles do not pose a health risk, some can become cancerous or pose a cosmetic concern. If you have a mole that you want removed, you may want a plastic surgeon to perform your procedure to reduce scarring and skin damage. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery offers nevus treatment and mole removal at our clinics in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Moles vary greatly in their size, color and form. A nevus is a collection of pigmented cells called melanocytes and the mole can be red, tan, brown or almost black in color. Most are smaller in diameter than a pencil eraser. Moles larger than this can be considered suspicious and may be more likely to become cancerous. Other signs of possible melanoma in moles are changes in color, an asymmetrical border and appearance. Any mole with changes should be examined by your doctor and may need to be removed.
Cosmetic Mole Treatment
If you have a mole that you want removed or need treatment for multiple nevi, Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg can perform mole removal. The most common way to remove a mole is with a scalpel to shave it off or surgically excise it from the skin. When performing cosmetic or medical mole removal, Dr. Shteynberg takes care to reduce scarring and damage to the skin. His expertise in reducing scarring and performing cosmetic procedures can minimize the damage to the skin during any type of mole removal.
Whether you want a mole removed for purely cosmetic reasons or your doctor has suggested a mole excision due to skin cancer concerns, you can reduce the scarring by choosing a plastic surgeon for mole removal. If you need a mole removed, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery in NYC to book your appointment. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg to discuss your procedure. Most mole removal procedures are be performed during an office visit with local anesthesia.