When Should You Consider Cosmetic Mole Removal vs Using Insurance? 

As we enter some of the sunniest days of summer, there is no better time to make the health and safety of our skin a priority. At Falcon Plastic Surgery in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, we take the safety and comfort of our patients very seriously, which is why we offer cosmetic mole removal.  Whether you are concerned about the way your mole affects your appearance or find that your mole may be a sign of a more significant health issue, we are here to help. In certain circumstances, insurance may deem a mole as cosmetic and benign in nature and will not cover removal costs. Some patients may have a very high deductible and decide that removing a mole cosmetically would cost less than using their insurance. We can provide cosmetic quotes to patients at their request.  

What is Cosmetic Mole Removal?

Cosmetic mole removal is a procedure often performed by qualified dermatologists or plastic surgeons like Dr. Christopher R. Falcon for the purpose of removing skin lesions like moles that may be causing cosmetic concerns, comfort issues, and as a preventive health measure.  

Reasons for Mole Removal

The decision for mole removal is typically centered around these three main reasons: 

Cosmetic Concerns

Some individuals consider mole removal for purely cosmetic reasons. Moles, especially those visible on the face and neck, can sometimes lead to feelings of self-consciousness and lower self-esteem. In such cases, mole removal can greatly enhance personal confidence. 

Comfort Problems

When located in areas where clothing or accessories frequently rub against a mole, this can cause discomfort and irritation. Mole removal can resolve this issue and provide much-needed relief. 

Preventive Health Measures

Moles rarely turn into melanoma, but when a person has many small moles or a large mole, they are at an increased risk of developing cancer. That is why it is important to keep an eye on your moles to watch for any irregularities. When a mole exhibits signs of irregular shape or color changes, dermatologists may suggest removal as a precautionary measure against skin cancer.  

Mole Removal Recovery

Your recovery from mole removal will depend largely on the method used to remove our mole. Methods like freezing, burning, shaving, or excising the mole can all be used. In most cases, recovery is quick and rather comfortable, with minimal disruption to your daily activities. You will be advised to keep the wound clean, moist, and covered to prevent any infection and to facilitate healing. Keeping the wound out of the sun will also help to prevent any potential scarring. 

When to Consult a Dermatologist

In general, it’s best to consult a dermatologist if you notice drastic changes in a mole’s color, height, size, or shape, as these could be early signs of skin cancer. At Falcon Plastic Surgery, we deeply care about the health and well-being of our community in Natrona Heights and nearby areas. If you’re contemplating mole removal for any reason, it is best to begin by scheduling a consultation with a dermatologist. They can provide you with better insight into whether or not mole removal is a good option for you. 

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about mole removal and if it is the right choice for you, schedule a consultation at Falcon Plastic Surgery today. Head to our website to get in touch via the online contact form. 

Who are we?

Falcon Plastic Surgery, located in Monroeville and Natrona Heights, PA, provides facial, breast, and body contouring through plastic surgery and med spa treatments. Dr. Christopher Falcon, owner of Falcon Plastic Surgery, purchased the practice from his father in 2017. Dr. Falcon has been a practicing surgeon for 15 years.

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