Dr Speron has a tremendous amount of experience with Laser Mole Removal in Chicago. It is one of the services most commonly performed at his office.
He is able to offer all types of surgical and nonsurgical options to his patients:
- He performs all the various mole removal procedures including minimally invasive and no-scar approaches
- He uses all types of new laser mole removal procedures and techniques
- All mole removal services are offered in an office
setting, meaning there are no hospital or surgery center visits
- Insurance can sometimes cover the procedure costs,
even if your mole is not cancerous
Laser Mole Removal Frequently Asked Questions
What is a pigmented lesion or mole?
A pigmented lesion is a raised or flat spot on the skin which is brownish,
blue-black or tan in color. It appears as a mole, freckle, sunspot, birthmark
or aging spot.
How does Laser Mole Removal work?
Laser Mole removal invovles releasing laser light energy to
the targeted area where the mole is at. The Laser light energy is absorbed only by the pigment
in the skin. The pigment is broken up and then "carried away" by the body and absorbed
during the healing process.
How many Mole Removal Laser treatments are required?
Most aging spots, sunspots and flat moles can be removed with a few treatments. Repeat treatments may be required for certain birthmarks and moles
(nevi) due to the depth of pigment. Most patients receive
around three laser mole removal sessions.
What happens after treatment?
Immediately after treatment, the area usually turns darker. This fades
very quickly and the mole seems to "fall off" after 4-7 days. Makeup can be worn
day and sunscreen is recommended for six weeks following treatment.
Is Laser Mole Removal really safe?
The IPL laser has been used successfully for many years. The risk of scarring is typically less than
Are there treatment alternatives?
Yes, (e.g. liquid nitrogen to freeze the mole, cautery to
burn the mole, surgical mole removal, mole shaving) but none are
as effective as laser mole removal and the risk of scarring is usually greater. In addition, they may not be
feasible to diffuse extensive lesions (e.g. nevi and birthmarks).
What are the benefits of Laser Mole Removal?
There are many cosmetic benefits to laser mole removal including a smoother and cleaner appearance of your skin, no more worrying about cutting or bleeding of the mole during shaving or exercise and improved self esteem and self-confidence.
How much does it cost?
Charges are based upon the duration of time required for treatment and will
depend on the number of pulses, treatments and the size of the area. Treatments
start as low as $50 per mole per treatment.
What are the top five questions patients should ask their Laser plastic surgeon?
Patient education is always important with regards to laser mole removal. ASPS certified physicans will always try to make sure patients have realistic expectations. The top five questionspatients should ask are:
Will my mole be completely removed, or will there still be traces of it left?
In my case, what technique will be the most appropriate for removing my mole(s)?
What is the surgeon's level of experience in performing mole removal?
What percentage of patients experience complications with the mole removal?
What should I expect, post-operatively, in terms of scarring?
there are any other options other than Laser Mole Removal or Plastic Surgery?
Yes, some people can use skin lighteners or bleaching agents
to help eliminate or fade away moles. Of course, skin care creams are not recommend if your mole is suspicious in any way! Of all of the
physician-strength skin care options, the one that we recommend the most is Obagi Clear
hyperpigmentation can occur due to sun-damage, genetics, hormonal
imbalances, pregnancies or medications. melanocytes (pigment cells) can become
over stimulated and thus pigmentation increases. Obagi Clear corrects bothersome unwanted areas of hyper pigmentation
such as freckles, melasma, chloasma, senile lentigines and liver spots. Hydroquinone suppresses pigmentation in order to lighten the hyperpigmented areas.
When using Hydroquinone, it is important to stay out
of the sun for the treatment to work. Always wear full
spectrum sun block and a hat and try to avoid sun exposure between 10:00 am and
Whether you're considering having Chicago cosmetic surgery or reconstructive plastic surgery, you want the skill of an ASPS Member Surgeon. Look for a Chicago area surgeon with more than six years of surgical training and experience, with at least three years specifically in Chicago plastic surgery. Their training and experience make them uniquely qualified to perform your Chicago cosmetic or reconstructive procedure.
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