- 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
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 involves 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 the same 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 1%.
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.
Patient education is always important with regards to laser mole removal. ASPS certified physicians will always try to make sure patients have realistic expectations. The top five questions patients should ask are:
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
Remember, 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 2:00 pm.
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.
"Bye, bye mole! I should've done this a long time ago."
- S.D., Park Ridge, IL
"No more moles and no scar - unlike what that other doctor wanted to do!
- F.G., Skokie, IL
"It is amazing how different this was from another mole I had removed by my primary doctor!"
- E.F., Glenview, IL
“I recommend Dr. Speron to everyone!
SJ, San Francisco