Excision of moles
Moles are benign and do not present a problem when they are homogeneous in color and shape. Some people have more moles than others and should therefore be particularly monitored to reduce the risk of melanoma.
How does the screening session go before the excision?
The dermatologist will perform a visual examination and then inspect each mole that is to be removed with a dermatoscope. The dermatoscope is a magnifying glass that allows you to see through the first layer of skin.
In case of a suspicious lesion, it is removed directly at the clinic under local anesthesia to be analyzed; the anatomopathological examination (microscopic analysis) of the sample will confirm or not the diagnosis of melanoma.
In case of a benign mole (no asymmetry, a single light brown pigmentation, a reassuring dermatoscopic image) then we can propose an excision of this mole for aesthetic purposes.
The treatment will be performed by our dermatologist, Dr. Miles. It is performed in our office located in Lausanne, Switzerland.
What medical treatment can I consider?
Surgery to remove a mole
During the removal with the blade, the mole is taken into the dermis which allows to eliminate the localized mole in depth.
CO2 laser to remove a mole
During a C02 laser ablation, the mole is destroyed. No anatomopathological examination can therefore be performed. For this reason it is very important to be sure that the mole is benign and to always have it checked by an experienced dermatologist before the procedure.
Our clinic is staffed by specialists in skin care and especially in mole control.
How do I choose between conventional surgery and the CO2 laser to remove a mole?
Depending on the type of mole and its depth, the dermatologist will choose between blade surgery or the CO2 laser.
Blade surgery has the advantage of being able to remove moles in depth, but it will leave a small scar.
The CO2 laser can only be used on superficial moles (small balls on the skin). It cannot remove deep lesions. Its benefit is that it does not leave a scar.
Excision of moles
Surgery – Co2 Laser
300.- frs the 1st mole then 100.- frs per additional mole.