Laser Mole removal involves releasing laser light energy to the targeted area where the mole is. The Laser light energy is absorbed only by the pigment in the skin. The pigment is broken up and then “carried away” by the body and absorbed during the healing process.
Most aging spots, sunspots and flat moles can be removed with a few treatments. Repeat treatments may be required for certain birthmarks and moles (nevi) due to the depth of pigment. Most patients receive around three laser mole removal sessions.
Immediately after treatment, the area usually turns darker. This fades very quickly and the mole seems to “fall off” after 4-7 days. Makeup can be worn the same day and sunscreen is recommended for six weeks following treatment.