The following video will show you the procedure, before, the healing up until 10 weeks after the procedure. The video will provide you with an overview of the entire case study and will emphasize the important points you can learn from this experience.
The subject was approximately 45 years of age at the time of the treatment.
The mole was benign and removed for aesthetic reasons only, it was neither inflamed nor red.
The objective of the aesthetic practitioner was to level off the mole with the surrounding skin area in order to achieve the best possible results.
The numbing product used, was topical anaesthetic (10% lidocaine) applied with occlusion for one hour. Remember, the active ingredients contained in the topical numbing porducts available "over the counter" in Europe, can fary vary. In the specific country 10% lidocaine formulation was available "over the counter". In most European countries the formulation available without a prescription range between 2.5% and 5% lidocaine.
Although the particular numbing product was applied for a relative long time (one hour) to achieve the desired numbing effect, this does not mean that the only fast numbing alternative is injectable local anaesthetic. In fact, in most cases, there is no need to use injectable local anaesthetics for this types of procedures in order to achieve a fast numbing action of the area. In Europe, medical practitioners can use strong topical anaesthetic formulations which achieve the complete numbing of the area in 5 to 10 minutes, sometimes even without the use of occlusion.
As seen the skin is slightly pinker soon after the scabs has fallen off (during the long-term healing). This is a normal reaction after mole removal of any other minor skin wounds. The area will eventually blend with the surrounding skin, leading to seamless results in most cases. Always bear in mind that the area doe not always blend perfectly with the surrounding skin. Sometimes a minor permanent scars may result, despite the way the treatment was carried out.
In this case like in most others, 10 weeks after the treatment the result was almost seemless meaning that it was difficult to tell where the mole was previously located.