Mole removal

Mole removal is performed if:
•Mole can potentially become malignant;
•Mole is malignant – the patient is diagnosed with skin cancer (melanoma);
•Mole is not aesthetically desirable.

Mole examination and the assessment of its level of risk by a dermatologist is crucial – it can prevent the development of skin cancer, which can occur in an existing mole, as well as in previously unaffected skin. Timely dermatologist’s visit is a prerequisite for maintaining health!

Symptoms of skin growths and moles that require immediate attention are:

Surgical mole removal

Excision is one of the most popular mole removal methods. The excision is made with a safety margin of a couple mm up to few cm, depending on the skin growth. This method is ideal for examining the mole under a microscope (histologically) in order to determine the nature and type of the mole.

Surgical mole removal removes the mole completely. This method has the lowest mole recurrence rate.

Laser mole removal

Laser procedures are usually chosen for simple cases, i.e. when the mole is in the upper layers of the skin and clearly visible. Commonly used types of lasers are:

Cons of laser mole removal

If the patient has not had a tissue sample of the mole taken for microscopic examination (biopsy), it is impossible to determine whether the mole was malignant or benign.

Mole removal with laser also prevents the determination of the true size of the mole.

Mole removal with liquid nitrogen

Mole removal cryotherapy. The cryosurgery method is suitable for superficial, benign moles. If a mole is formed in the deeper layers of skin, it may require aggressive freezing, which may result in deep tissue damage and unpredictable scarring. Cryodestruction of the tissue prevents its histological examination.

Follow-up appointments with a dermatologist for mole examination are advised in 3-12 months after the mole removal, especially if recurrent skin growth proliferation is suspected, or the removed skin growth was malignant. Within 5 years, 1 in 2 patients develops new moles.

Pre-operative care prior to mole removal procedure

Post-operative care following mole removal procedure

If the wound is dressed with tight, contractive bandages (strips), the bandages must be replaced if fallen off.

The stitches must be removed on the dermatologist’s appointed date. After the stitches have been removed, the strips must be worn for additional 1-3 weeks.

Where to remove moles?

It is recommended to turn to dermatologist-surgeon for mole removal. Moles can be removed by oncology centre specialists or plastic surgeons, but dermatologist is the only specialist that has expertise in skin growth treatment, evaluating the patient’s skin’s overall condition. The procedure is not complicated, and the patient does not have to remain under medical supervision after it, being dismissed to return home immediately. 

Mole removal process

Mole examination

The mole is diagnosed whether it is benign or malignant

Mole removal

The dermatologist determines the most suitable mole removal method

Reconstructive or aesthetic procedures

Skin-smoothing or scar-corrective procedures are performed, if required

Mole removal prices

The total cost of the appointment is the sum total of the consultation fee and the price of the procedure performed.


CONSULTATION FEE


QualificationFirst visitRepeat visit
Doctor 25 € 15 €
Highly-qualified Doctor 35 € 30 €
Professor 50 € 40 €


SURGICAL MOLE REMOVAL



TYPE / DESCRIPTION
New skin growth excision (w/o cost of anaesthetic bandage and/or histological examination) 140.00
Surgical excision: malignant growth (arms and hands, feet, neck; up to 1 cm) 150.00
Surgical excision: malignant growth (head, genitals; up to 1 cm) 200.00
Skin growth on face, requiring reconstructive surgery (Flap technique) 300.00
Surgical excision: benign growth (arms and hands, feet, neck; up to 1 cm) 115.00
Surgical excision: benign growth (head, genitals; up to 1 cm) 140.00

 

 

 LASER MOLE REMOVAL


 

TYPE / DESCRIPTION
Large vascular malformation removal with Elos SRA (1 cm2) 10

Sublative therapy of structural defects of the skin of the face with Elos SRA system
(price is calculated based on the size of the treated area)

180-230

Sublative therapy of structural defects of the skin of the neck with Elos SRA system
(price is calculated based on the size of the treated area)

180-230

Sublative therapy of structural defects of the skin of the cheeks with Elos SRA system<
(price is calculated based on the size of the treated area)

50-280

Therapy of structural changes of the oval of the face with Elos Sublime system
(price is calculated based on the size of the treated area)

180-230
Surcharge for individually adjusted Elos system applicator for manipulations with Elos SRA/Elos Sublime system 60

Therapy of structural changes of one area of the face with combined RF and Fractional (Sublative RF applicator) system
(price is calculated based on the size of the treated area)

60-180

Therapy of structural changes of the skin of the face with combined RF and Fractional (Sublative RF applicator) system
(price is calculated based on the size of the treated area)

75 -300
Trinity (SRA, Sublime, Sublative ) – face, neck, décolleté Up to 500
Trinity (SRA, Sublime, Sublative ) – arms and hands Up to 180
Trinity (SRA, Sublime, Sublative ) – abdominal area Up to 200
Superficial venous webbing removal of blood vessels of various pigment intensity (LV applicator) (1 cm2) 15
Single spider angioma (hemangioma) removal (LV applicator) 10-20



MOLE REMOVAL WITH LIQUID NITROGEN


Benign moles

 


Description Quantity Price € 
Up to 1 cm in diameter 1 unit 10
Up to 1 cm in diameter 2-14 units 5 per unit
Up to 1 cm in diameter More than 15 100
More than 1 cm in diameter 1 unit 8-15



Malignant moles


Description Quantity Price € 
Up to 2 cm in diameter 1 unit 20
More than 2 cm in diameter 1 unit 30

Klīnikas dermatologi

Doctors

Rezidents Dace Buile

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Ingrīda Rītiņa

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Highly qualified doctors

Dr. Aleksej Zavorin

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Professor

Prof. Janis Kisis

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