Bel Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery
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Bellevue, Seattle Mole, Nevi & Lesion Removal

Many raised, elevate skin lesions (moles & nevi) can be removed by shave excision or planing of the growth to achieve a flat surface. This shaving may be quite easily and rather painlessly performed under local anesthesia using several techniques. Frequently, Dr. Zemplenyi removes raised moles using a special radio-frequency Elmed loop shaver, which enables bloodless, gentle removal with a resultant flat surface. Removal of a prominent elevated lesion immediately improves the appearance.

The flat wound heals within two weeks often leaving a minimal or no scar with sufficient time allowed for complete healing. As it is prudent to ascertain that a lesion is not a cancerous growth, whether pigmented or not, Dr. Zemplenyi submits these lesion for a pathological microscopic examination unless it is absolutely clear that the particular growth is benign. Shave biopsies of pigmented or worrisome lesions are generally covered by medical insurance, whereas cosmetic removal of longstanding, unchanged moles, nevi, and skin tags is not covered by insurance.

Broken blood vessels“, which are small, thin, red capillaries in the outer layer of the skin, can be improved by gentle destruction with low-output electrocautery or vascular laser. The heat energy is absorbed by the blood vessel channel, which results in its shrinkage (sclerosis). The overlying skin is minimally reddened, although some blistering may develop for a few days. Topical anesthetic cream and Zimmer cooling is used to effectively reduce any discomfort to a minimum. Cover-up make-up may be applied within one to two days.

Broken Capillary Treatment FAQ

What is the cost for Broken Capillary Treatment?
The cost for Broken Capillary Treatment will be discussed at the time of the pre-operative visit and depends on the size and number of capillaries treated.
What is the recovery time for Broken Capillary Treatment?
Other than the healing time, there is little to no downtime or recovery period for these treatments.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of needed sessions necessary to treat the condition depends on the size of the capillary network. The number varies from one treatment for smaller capillaries to several treatments for more extensive networks.
What can I expect post-procedure?
With broken capillary treatment, you may experience some blistering, redness, tenderness or bruising.
What kind of anesthesia is used for Broken Capillary Treatment?
A local anesthetic can be used if necessary.
What is the procedure for Broken Capillary Treatment?
Broken capillaries are improved through the use of a low-output electrocautery or a vascular laser. The laser energy is selectively aimed at the targeted vein. The energy is then absorbed by the blood vessel causing it to close down and shrink. Since blood is no longer transported by the closed blood vessel, it is reabsorbed by the body, eliminating the redness it caused. Treatment sessions usually last 30 minutes or less. Sclerotherapy can also be used for broken capillary treatment. This entails a sclerosing solution being injected into the veins, causing them to close and then be absorbed into the body.
What is Broken Capillary Treatment?
Broken Capillary Treatment can improve the look of small, thin, red capillaries on the outer layer of the skin.

Mole, Nevi, Raised Lesion Treatment FAQ

What is the recovery time for skin lesion treatment?
Other than the healing time, there is little to no downtime or recovery period for these treatments.
What can I expect post-procedure?
The flat wound from mole removal will heal over one to two weeks as new skin forms and redness decreases.
What kind of anesthesia is used for Mole and raised lesion treatment?
A local anesthetic can be used if necessary.
How are raised lesions removed?
A special radio-frequency loop shaver can be used to remove moles and other raised lesions leaving a flat surface.
What can treatment of Moles and Nevi and raised skin lesions accomplish?
Treatment of moles or nevi is designed to smooth or remove raised or elevated skin lesions so they blend in better with the skin surface.
What is the cost for Mole and skin lesion treatment?
The cost for mole, nevi and skin lesion treatment will be discussed at the time of the pre-operative visit and depends on the size, location and number of lesions.