While some moles are referred to as a “beauty mark,” many people do not find moles beautiful at all. Most moles are benign. They are nothing more than a cluster of darker pigmented skin cells that do not require removal for health reasons. However, many people have facial moles that they find distracting or unattractive, spurring them to seek options to have them removed. At City Facial Plastics, we perform cosmetic mole removal to rid the face of any unwanted moles for aesthetic purposes.
Dr. Gary Linkov is a skilled facial plastic surgeon that can complete mole removal at our office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Using cutting-edge techniques, he will carefully remove moles and other benign growths, like skin tags, for cosmetic reasons. His expertise in face & neck procedures can ensure the mole is removed without leaving a visible scar, improving the overall appearance of your face or neck.
Types of Benign Facial Moles
A nevus, or mole, includes a few different varieties. The typical “beauty mark” mole is flat and usually brown. Flat moles can be removed with laser therapy, as they are often only on the surface of the skin. A few laser treatments can be effective at removing these types of moles.
Protruding moles are often the nevi that are most distracting, warranting removal for cosmetic reasons. The roots of the mole run deep in the skin, usually requiring more than laser therapy to remove. An incision or a shaving technique may be used, depending on the location and size of the mole.
Skin tags are different than colored moles. They are usually small, protruding growths of skin-colored cells. These can quickly be removed during an office visit.
If you have a mole you want removed for cosmetic purposes, contact City Facial Plastics in NYC to schedule a consultation with Dr. Linkov. Most cosmetic mole removals can be completed in our office with local anesthesia, and there is little to no downtime for recovery.