Mole/Wart Removal

Both warts and moles have a large base and penetrate deep into the skin. Moles are more serious than warts. Moles are removed for cosmetic as well as medical reasons.

Treatments for Mole & Wart Removal

For the usual examination, a dermatologist does a biopsy by shaving or cutting out the spot so as to evaluate it under the microscope. If however, the mole is found to be cancerous, the dermatologist will cut out the entire mole from the biopsy site along with a rim of the normal skin too and stitch the wound close.

Following are the usual methods for mole removal:

Cutting / Excision

This method involves cutting out the moles along with a small area of the surrounding skin. Before cutting out, the area is treated with a local anesthetic so that the patient feels no discomfort. Some moles might have cells which have grown into the deeper layers of the skin. In such cases, a few stitches close to the skin might be required which can leave a scar. However, this scar gradually fades away over time.

Shave Removal

Some skin moles are on the surface and can be scaled off or shaved with the help of a scalpel. The area is numbed with a local anesthetic before the procedure and a pinkish rub mark remains after the procedure. This mark however fades off gradually.


A relatively simple outpatient procedure, it is suited for surficial non-cancerous moles only. The moles and the nearby skin is frozen using liquid nitrogen. A small blister may remain after the procedure which wears off gradually.

Laser Removal

Smaller, non-cancerous moles that don’t protrude above the surface of the skin may also be removed with a laser treatment. This treatment uses intense bursts of light radiation to break down the mole cells in the skin. This method usually takes two or three treatments to remove the mole completely. While excision and cutting are the more common and recommended methods of removing moles, laser removal can be useful for harder to reach areas, such as on the face or ears, and can be helpful for removing multiple moles at the same time.


  • Moles can be removed by two safe surgical methods: Simple excision (skin closure with sutures), or excision with cautery.
  • Laser removal of moles is not the method of choice, because laser light does not penetrate deep enough.
  • The treatment is done under local anesthesia, the healing time is about 1 week.
  • Removed moles are usually sent to the laboratory for pathological analysis.
  • If sutures are used to close the wound, the stitches are removed after 1 week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is There A Safe Treatment For Mole & Wart Removal?

  • Cosmetic removal of moles, warts, and skin tags is fast and you can see immediate results without worrying for days if the treatment will work for you.
  • The results of cosmetic surgery for removing moles and warts are 100% efficient.
  • Surgical removal of moles and warts must always be done by a qualified surgeon who has expertise in such procedures. This way you can ensure the highest levels of safety.