Treatment for a Mole
A dermatologist may remove a mole if it becomes a nuisance, a person finds a mole unattractive or in case skin cancer is suspected. If a dermatologist wants to evaluate the mole further or entirely remove it, he will take a small tissue sample so that thin tissue sections can be examined under a microscope. A frequently used method to remove a mole is by performing a surgical excision which means that the entire mole is cut out entirely along with a surrounding patch of normal skin and the wound is closed by stitching the skin together. Another method used is to shave the entire mole using a surgical blade. It is best advised never to try to shave off the mole at home as it may lead to infection and disfigurement.