Dr. Heidi believes that the only appropriate way to remove moles are either biopsy or surgery; to cut the lesion and submit the specimen to the pathology lab for evaluation under the microscope. The reason is that here is currently no clinical way to guarantee a pigmented (or non-pigmented) lesion is not melanoma or a bad mole at risk for melanoma. Therefore, destruction of the surface part of a mole with lasers is not advised.
The before and after mole removal procedure.
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