Mole Removal

Moles and other birthmarks are benign pigmented spots or patches of skin that range in color from tan, brown and black (moles) to red, pink or purple (vascular lesions, such as strawberry hemangiomas or port wine stains). Though most birthmarks are harmless, they may develop into cancer.

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Mole Removal

Moles and other birthmarks are benign pigmented spots or patches of skin that range in color from tan, brown and black (moles) to red, pink or purple (vascular lesions, such as strawberry hemangiomas or port wine stains). Though most birthmarks are harmless, they may develop into cancer.

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Mole Warning Signs

Moles exhibiting any of the following warning signs should be examined by a professional immediately:

  • Larger than six millimeters.
  • Itches or bleeds.
  • Rapidly changes in color, size or shape.
  • Has multiple colors.
  • Is located where it can’t be easily monitored, such as on the scalp.

Depending on their depth, location and color, as well as the patient’s skin type, age and other factors, treatment for benign but unattractive birthmarks may take the form of laser or pulsed light therapy, microdermabrasion or surgical excision.

Microdermabrasion FAQs

It is a minimal to full epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected:

  • Wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions)
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Overall sun damage
  • Who should consider a MicroLaser Peel?

The patient looking for better results than microdermabrasion or light chemical peels can offer, yet, still has little time for the healing process.

Microdermabrasion By Dermatologist in Lawrenceville GA – Generally, Microdermabrasion only removes the outer layer (stratum corneum, 10-15 microns) of the skin. Although Microdermabrasion, typically performed by an Esthetician, is an ideal “polishing” procedure, more long-term visible effects require deeper peeling. The MicroLaser Peel is a minimal-to-full epidermal peel (20-50 microns). Because this procedure goes deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between Microdermabrasion and deeper peels. In our office only Dr. Derrick Moody will perform your MicroLaser Peel.

The new Sciton Profile Erbium Laser System allows for treatment depths as minimal as 10 microns (similar to a glycolic acid peel) up to 120 microns (full resurfacing effect.)

One procedure could be sufficient for at least 6 to12 months, but additional procedures can be performed as required. A package of three to four treatments may be best for you.
Smoother, healthier more vibrant skin. You will notice a significant and immediate change in skin texture and tightness.
A topical anesthetic is applied 45-60 minutes before the procedure. This makes the procedure virtually painless.
No! MicroLaser Peel is NOT like a CO2 or deep chemical peel and requires nothing more than a protective ointment such as Aquafore or Vaseline. This is used as a barrier to keep the air away from your skin while you grow new epithelium (like baby skin cells). You will probably use it for one to two days. After that, a moisturizer can be used.
Microdermabrasion By Dermatologist in Lawrenceville GA – The healing process varies from patient to patient but will generally take from two to four days. The procedure can be performed on Thursday or Friday and you can return to work the following Monday. Immediately following the procedure you will feel as if you have a bad sunburn. You will have minor sloughing and itchiness the following day. By day two, redness will begin to fade and by day three any redness can be easily covered by makeup. Dr. Derrick Moody will advise you on how best to protect your skin to maintain the benefits you will see from your MicroLaser Peel.