Cosmetic Mole Removal is a procedure to remove unsightly and bothersome moles. A mole that is too large, too dark, bumpy, or is located in a visible area of the body, may be considered for removal. It is recommended that individuals who desire Mole Removal consult with a dermatologist first to ensure that the mole in question is non-cancerous. While the majority of moles are benign, it’s better to be safe. At Couture Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Candace Spann, Dr. Grace Kim, or Deedra Meyers, PA-C can safely and effectively remove any mole that is in question. However, certain moles may require a cosmetic approach to avoid irregular lines, scarring and skin discoloration. If that is the case, Las Vegas board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Marvin Spann will consult with you regarding your options for a plastic surgery procedure. Simply contact our office today to schedule your consultation!
Skin Cancer Removal
Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Early detection is critical to successful treatment.
Dr. Candace Spann, Dr. Grace Kim, and Deedra Meyers, PA-C, treat patients of all ages and skin colors for many skin conditions, including skin cancer. While there are many types of skin cancer, one of the most dangerous is that which originates from a mole. If you have a mole that is a cause for more than just a cosmetic concern,we highly encourage you to schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns and evaluate any suspicious growths. Our physicians may choose to biopsy the area to confirm a diagnosis. If caught early enough, we can usually remove the cancerous mole during an office visit. In more advanced cases, we may recommend further treatment, including a more advanced surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. If you have noticed any unusual changes to your moles, it is important that you schedule an appointment for a thorough skin analysis today.
"I could not be more pleased with my results. I would recommend Dr. Spann without hesitation."- Anonymous / Other / Sep 29, 2020
"Best dermatologist in L.V.!"- J.B. / Google / Aug 28, 2020
"I love this clinic! I have been seen by doctor Grace Kim, and I cannot thank her enough for her kindness and for making me feel welcome at her office. She always makes sure she answers all my questions and concerns and takes the time to explain to me what is going on with my health. I feel I am not just another patient, I feel Ms. Kim cares for me. Her staff is amazing, from her nurses to the ladies at the front desk. This clinic is very clean and the interior design of the lobby/waiting area is fantastic. Thank you, Ms. Kim, I truly appreciate you!"- L.S. / Yelp / Oct 31, 2019
"Can't say enough about Candace. Her Father is a doctor and he is amazing to!"- L.R. / Google / Sep 18, 2020
"Lizelle the office aesthetician is PHENOMENAL & KNOWLEDGEABLE! I’ve had a chemical peel & acne laser peel with her to help my acne breakouts during the pandemic & my skin hasn’t felt better! - she follows protocols to keep both of us safe during this pandemic! Lizelle my skin & I thank you! :)"- G.P. / Yelp / Sep 10, 2020
A Mole Removal procedure can be simple or complex depending on the depth, size and location of the mole. Once numb, the surgeon will use a scalpel to cut around the mole and a small border of skin surrounding it. Every effort will be made to create a clean incision line and to remove only the necessary amount of tissue. Sutures are usually placed deep within the skin. Some moles are flush to the skin and may be removed using a shaving or laser method. Moles that have depth or cover an area larger than 2mm will require a scalpel removal.
Mole Removal surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to complete, but this time will vary by case. Most patients will find recovery following mole removal is fairly easy. Smaller moles will typically not cause discomfort while larger moles requiring a sizeable amount of sutures will. The area of skin where the mole was removed will scab over within a couple of weeks. Patients will be given a scar treatment protocol to maximize the results.
The cost for Mole Removal varies depending on the size of the mole removed and the extent of the procedure. Fees may range between $375-$1,500 per mole. Non-cancerous mole removals are considered cosmetic. Therefore, most insurance providers will not cover the cost of the removal process.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $375 - $1,500
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes - 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Office Visit
Common Moles Removed?
If a mole is truly bothersome, it may be considered for Mole Removal. This particular mole may be dark, bumpy, large or simply annoying. From a health standpoint, any mole that is “changing” should be removed. This includes those with irregular borders, mixed pigmentation, and those that are crusted, bleeding, or growing.
Will I Have a Bad Scar?
Unfortunately, scarring is a part of Mole Removal surgery. For this reason, patients worried about the scarring should seek out a plastic surgeon. Trained surgeons understand not only how to safely remove the mole, but how to incorporate techniques to minimize scarring for the best result.
Will Insurance Pay?
Insurance will not cover the cost if the Mole Removal is performed purely for cosmetic reasons. However, if the mole is believed to be cancerous, then insurance may cover a portion of the removal. We suggest having the mole assessed by a dermatologist. If Mole Removal is recommended, this can be addressed with your insurance provider prior to seeking out a plastic surgeon.