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Dr. Michael Morrissette
2749 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
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Mole Removal

Facial Moles and Skin Tags

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Dr. Morrissette uses radiowave technology for mole removal, as this process leaves minimal scarring, which is particularly important for facial moles. This high-tech procedure allows for a mole to be removed that other surgeons may have even advised against. If you have concerns about a facial mole, or have been told that the scar will be worse than the appearance of the mole, get an evaluation at our clinic, as an almost scarless removal may be possible in your case. Living with a mole or wart on your face can negatively impact your self-confidence, and removing it with radiowave technology can restore your self-esteem, and resolve your concerns about being left with a noticeable, large scar.

The Advantages of Radiowave Surgery for Mole Removal

Moles must be evaluated to determine if they are benign. Oddly-shaped moles or skin lesions must be removed and biopsied to ensure that they are not malignant, or pre-malignant, for your peace of mind. The use of radiowave surgery has many significant advantages for the patient, including:

  • A largely "scarless" procedure.
  • Predictable results.
  • Less heat and lateral damage.
  • Speed of mole removal.
  • No incision necessary.
  • No stitches required.

How Does the Radiowave Process Work for Mole Removal?

Radiowave technology is an advancement that has proven to be exceptionally effective. The process involves a very fine platinum wire, about as thick as a human hair, which is electrically charged with radiowaves, and then brushed lightly over the mole surface, essentially vaporizing the mole. The surface of the mole, wart, or skin tag is removed, and the blood in the vessels beneath are coagulated so that no bleeding takes place.

The mole removal treatment is completed very quickly, with no pain. After completion, the skin in the area appear reddish in color, and a small scab will form. After about one week, the new skin has formed and becomes visible. Over a short period of time, the area will fade to match your surrounding skin. You will be completely comfortable during the process of mole removal, as the area being treated will be numbed with local anesthetic. As there is no need for cutting or stitches, the procedure is less invasive and your facial skin is left with minimal scarring.

Complications are extremely rare, similar to other mole removal procedures. For some, the mole will reappear, although this is very uncommon, estimated to be in about 1% of the cases and requiring retreatment of the mole area.

Advanced Technology Brings Better Results: Minimal Scarring

The use of this cutting-edge mole removal technology can provide you with confidence that your facial moles or warts can be removed without leaving you with unsightly scars. As the procedure does not involve incisions or stitches, scarring is much less likely. No surgeon can promise a completely scar-free procedure, but a mole removal that is scar-free, or leaves minimal scarring is not uncommon with the use of this advanced process.

Facial Moles, Skin Tags

Your face is your most visible physical aspect, and a mole, or skin tag can make you unhappy. It is a great relief to finally have an unsightly mole or other facial flaw removed, and we can help you get that result. We understand the importance of removing facial skin flaws with the utmost of care, and that avoiding facial scars is a critical point.

We make it our mission to stay at the forefront of the most advanced procedures in facial cosmetic surgery, for the benefit of our patients. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Your first step...

Your first step is to come to our office and meet with us about what you hope to achieve. Dr. Morrissette is involved in creating a natural looking result, and never recommends surgery when it isn't warranted, or won't benefit the patient. We proudly serve all of Ventura County, including Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai and Santa Barbara. Call today to schedule a free consultation with us.

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