Patients in Centreville, VA are often in search of a professional who knows how to remove or get rid of skin tags, growths, and moles. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, our practice has years of combined experience in providing solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body, including the removal of moles and growths.
Methods of Removal
In most cases, the method of skin mole removal will be achieved with traditional excision. However, if the mole has been biopsied and shows skin cancer, patients can ask their doctor about Mohs micrographic surgery. This is a treatment that removes skin cancer in an effective manner, greatly reducing the chance of reoccurrence.
What can be removed in a dermatologist’s office?
- Skin tags
How does excision work?
The doctor starts with a full examination and evaluation of the skin growth the patient wishes to remove. Then, the methods of removal are discussed. If the mole is a concern for skin cancer, it may be biopsied first before moving on. Once patients choose to have traditional excision, the area being treated is numbed with local anesthetic. The doctor then uses precision tools to remove the growth. Larger growths may require sutures, but must heal on their own. Aftercare instructions may be given to patients when they leave the office, and a follow-up can be done later if the dermatologist feels it is necessary. The entire process is done quickly and easily right in our dermatology practice without the need to visit a hospital or work with another industry professional.
Interested in the removal of skin tags and moles?
Contact the staff at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia and discuss with our team the advantages of each removal option available. We can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and are conveniently located at 13880 Braddock Road, Suite 301. Call us today at our Centreville, VA office, or visit our other practice location in Sterling, VA! We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.