Nobody can remove a mole
with absolutely no resulting scar or imperfection where the mole
was, however, shave technique is the easiest, least painful, and frequently offers the best cosmetic results. Many patients claim they are almost unable to see any scar a few months after the removal. Shave technique, the easiest and often least costly method of removing moles is not the only choice. A consultation with Dr. Greenberg will answer any questions you have.
The cost of a cosmetic shave removal averages $400 including pathology fees. All specimens are sent to our dermatopathology laboratory for examination by a board certified dermatopathologist.
In fairness, if the pathologist discovers any abnormality in the mole that qualifies it to be covered under your health insurance, our office will file with your insurance and refund the difference between your fee and any charges you are responsible for after insurance settles the claim.
The advantages of shave removal of nevi are:
After the initial injection of local anesthetic, there is no discomfort or pain.
The wound is sealed by electrocautery that leaves a scab. There is no itchy or painful pulling of stitches during the healing phase.
Because the mole is shaved flat to the surface of the skin, the resultant scar is minimal.
Without sutures to be removed, fewer office visits are required.
Shave removal is much quicker than excision. More than one mole can be removed during a single visit.