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What is a Blemish & Mole Removal?

Moles and blemishes including cysts and skin lesions of the face and neck can be distressing, painful, and disconcerting. Visible skin flaws not only affect your appearance, but they also have a risk of developing into cancerous growths. If you suffer from skin abnormalities of the face or neck, Dr. Victoria Givens, has both the experience and meticulous technique for complete mole removal in Austin

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Pre-Event Blemish: Be Gone!

With acne and now “maskne” affecting nearly 50 million people in the United States every year, no one is immune. Pimples arrive when the pores are clogged with dead skin cells, debris from makeup, natural skin oils, and bacteria. Stress and consistent touching of the face compound these effects, especially before important events, meetings, and work occasions. Injecting these unwanted and pesky blemishes is as simple as 1-2-3 with Dr. Givens, a top facial plastic surgeon who specifically targets skin spot removal in Austin.

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Mole & Blemish Removal Techniques with Dr. Givens

Mole & Skin Lesion Removal

Moles and skin lesions can be removed in the office under local anesthesia with a shave excision procedure or a punch biopsy in a matter of minutes. If the lesion is small and benign in appearance, a thin blade is used gently remove the lesion in its entirety. If the lesion is larger or involves multiple skin layers, an elliptical shaped is incision is made to allow for complete removal, tensionless closure, and minimal scarring. If the lesion is concerning for malignancy, a small device is used to punch down through the lesion and then sent off to obtain a diagnosis.

Cyst Removal

In-office removal of a facial skin cyst can usually be performed in the office under local anesthesia. After numbing medication is injected, you will relax in a comfortable treatment chair while Dr. Givens extracts the cyst and excises the entire capsule. Sutures will remain in place for one week, and a thin red line will be visible for a few weeks before fading away.

Pre-Event Blemish Removal

You may be planning an important date, event, or business meeting when an unsightly large, visible blemish appears out of the blue. What do the celebrities do when a blemish appears while filming a TV show or movie? No matter the event, when you work with Dr. Givens, you gain access to the latest advances in medical science to treat unpredictable skin flaws. 

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The Benefits of Blemish & Mole Removal

Issues Addressed with Blemish & Mole Removal

  • Lesions creating skin imperfection or deformity
  • Unflattering moles 
  • Skin lesions with discoloration or irregularities
  • Skin lesions with concern for cancer
  • Cysts and growths below the skin layer
  • Irritated and inflamed blemishes requiring a steroid injection

Benefits Achieved with Blemish & Mole Removal

  • Removal of lesions and growths to improve skin texture, tone, and appearance
  • Diagnosis of lesions concerning for malignancy
  • Acute blemish removal before an important event
  • Long-lasting results
  • Restored self-confidence

Before & After Mole Removal Performed by Dr. Givens

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Why Choose Dr. Givens for Blemish & Mole Removal in Austin?

Your facial skin is always visible, and any blemish or mole removal should be performed with extreme care and focus to avoid scar visibility. When under the care of Dr. Givens, you can be confident in the outcome – nothing is more important than ensuring the quality and experience of your medical professional. As a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Givens is among the most talented in her field of practice and has a rare combination of outstanding skills and personal warmth.

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What causes moles to develop on the skin?

Moles, also known as nevi, are clusters of pigmented skin cells that typically develop due to a combination of genetic factors and sun exposure. They can appear at any age and are very common.

How can moles be removed?

Mole removal is an in-office surgical procedure that involves numbing the area and then removing the mole.

Am I a good candidate for mole removal?

Ideal candidates for mole removal are individuals with benign, non-cancerous moles that are causing cosmetic concerns or are located in areas prone to irritation or trauma. Dr. Victoria Givens, Austin’s top-ranked mole removal specialist, is known for the exceptional quality of her work. A consultation with her can help determine if this procedure is the best solution for your specific concerns.

What are the different techniques for mole removal?

There are two main techniques for mole removal - shave excision and direct excision. A shave excision removes the mole by shaving it off at the skin's surface, while a direct excision involves surgically cutting out the entire mole and requires suture placement.

Which is better for mole removal– a shave excision or a direct excision?

A shave excision technique is most commonly used for smaller, benign moles that are entirely contained within the upper layers of skin. A direct excision is reserved for larger or deep set moles. While a direct excision technique is more invasive and requires the placement of sutures, it is the best option for moles with irregular borders or moles that show signs of potential malignancy, as it ensures the full removal of the abnormal tissue.

How much does mole removal typically cost?

The cost of mole removal at Givens Facial Plastic Surgery starts at $500. The current average cost of mole removal around the world is between $150 and $5,000 per mole, depending on the surgeon's experience, geographic location, and the complexity of the procedure. We always offer financing options to help make every procedure accessible.

How long does the mole removal process take?

Mole removal is usually a relatively quick in-office procedure, taking 15 to 45 minutes to complete, depending on the size and depth of the mole as well as the technique used.

What is the recovery time after mole removal?

Recovery from mole removal is minimal with most returning to work the same day or the following day. If sutures were placed, they are removed within 1 week, during which time patients may experience some swelling and temporary discomfort.

Can moles grow back after removal?

In some cases, moles can regrow after removal. Annual face and body skin checks with a dermatologist are always recommended.

When should I be concerned about a mole being malignant or cancerous?

Any mole that shows signs of changes in size, shape, color, or texture, or that causes symptoms such as itching, bleeding, or scabbing, should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out the possibility of skin cancer and determine if removal is necessary.

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