Skin Tag and Mole Removal in New York, NY

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About Skin Tag and Mole Removal

The surgical removal of a skin tag or a mole can be done by either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. If either is located on or near the face, a dermatologist might recommend a plastic surgeon for the removal. Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is recommended by many highly respected New York, NY dermatologists who feel confident in both her skills and her care for patients. At the Klausner Institute in Upper East Side, Manhattan, we work to perform mole removal and other surgeries in a wayward that protects the patient's appearance and identity. Reach out today for a consultation.

The Procedure

First, the skin tag or mole itself and the area around it will be cleaned and disinfected. After that, an anesthetic will be applied to numb the skin to assure your comfort. Dr. Klausner will use a scalpel to cut out the skin tag or mole and some of the surrounding healthy skin. In the case of a mole, how much skin is removed and how deep the cut will be will depend on the type of mole and what Dr. Klausner deems appropriate for removal. If you have been referred by your dermatologist, Dr. Klausner, with your approval, will discuss with them in detail the procedure and outcome.

After that, the wound may need to be closed with stitches. This can be done with stitches that are placed deep within the skin (and dissolve over time) or with stitches on the surface of the skin that will have to be removed on a later occasion. There is also a method for mole removal that does not involve stitches. When appropriate, Dr. Klausner will use the scalpel to shave the mole for removal.

These options would be discussed at length during your consultation with Dr. Klausner. At that time, she will examine the mole or skin tag and discuss with you the best options for treatment.

What to Expect

Often, a patient can come to a consultation and have the lesion removed on the same day after a thorough evaluation of the lesion and a discussion with the patient regarding the option for treatment. If any preoperative planning is required, Dr. Klausner will see the patient in a consultation, examine the lesion and discuss the treatment options, and preoperative preparations that need to be done to perform the procedure in a safe and therapeutically effective manner.

Typically, there is little to no pain following mole removal. Often, patients manage any discomfort with Tylenol following the procedure. If stronger pain medication is required, Dr. Klausner will discuss this with you before the procedure and issue these prescriptions during your visit. Post-operative wound care is thoroughly explained. Dr. Klausner considers follow-up appointments to monitor wound healing extremely important to ensure the most favorable outcome.

Need To Have A Mole Removed?

If you have moles, skin tags, or other skin conditions that concern you, please reach out to Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. We are happy to help patients in need of biopsies or who simply wish to have skin anomalies removed for aesthetic reasons. The Klausner Institute in Manhattan, New York, NY offers expert consultation, excellence in medical care, and nurturing support for all our patients. Let us know today how we can meet your skin care needs.

Skin tag and mole removal FAQs

Do I need to have a mole removed?

It depends. You should have a suspicious mole examined and removed by Dr. Klausner if it changes in shape, size, or color. If your mole is determined to be noncancerous, but you still wish to have it removed for cosmetic reasons, our team can also help. Many people choose to have moles and skin tags removed because it makes them feel comfortable and confident in their skin.

Will I have a scar after removal?

Most people do not have a scar after a mole or skin tag is removed. Our team uses advanced techniques that will minimize any visible scarring. We can also provide tips and guidance for taking care of the incision site and minimizing scarring after the procedure. We recommend that you keep the site clean and try to avoid sun exposure after removal.

Does insurance pay for treatment?

Insurance companies can cover the cost of mole removal in some cases. However, they may not cover skin tag removal. It depends on your individual plan and the reason for your procedure. Our administrative team can provide information and guidance on insurance coverage and make sure treatment is affordable. We can explain financing options in our New York office.

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