Moles, skin tags, and growths tend to form around our eyelids and on our face as we age.
Dr. Chandler routinely performs mole removal and excises growths and skin tags from the eyelids and face, even in the most challenging areas. Dr. Chandler routinely removes moles, skin tags, cysts, nevus/nevi, lesions, keratoses, cholesterol deposits, xanthelasmas, lipomas, sebaceous cysts, and milia. Dr. Chandler has extensive experience having performed thousands of mole removal procedures.
Anxious about Mole or Skin Tag Removal from your face or near your eyes?
If you are anxious because of the delicate locations of moles or skin tags you may have, Dr. Chandler will put you at ease with his particular expertise for this kind of precise plastic surgery. His extensive experience with countless moles and growths along with precise cosmetic facial plastic and eyelid surgery makes him a referral source for many other plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and eye doctors. Look at Dr. Chandler’s Before and After Gallery of Mole Removal cases to see some of the many top results he has delivered to his cosmetic surgery patients!
What is the recovery like after a mole removal procedure?
Recovery after mole removal is typically mild, requiring minor care afterwards including the use of topical ointment and avoiding sun exposure. There is little to no down time after mole removal though Dr. Chandler does discuss recommendations regarding bathing, swimming, and proper care or any areas that were treated.
What anesthesia is used for Face Mole Removal and does it hurt to have moles removed?
Almost all facial or eyelid moles, cysts, skin tags, xanthelasmas, milia and growths are removed under local anesthesia in Dr. Chandler’s office surgical suite. Besides a few pin pricks for the numbing medicine, mole removal from the face or around the eyes should be virtually painless. Oral sedation can be used if patients are very anxious prior to their procedures. Dr. Chandler prides himself on being especially gentle and understands that any surgical procedure on the face can be a daunting experience. Typically there is little to no pain after mole removal though there can be some itching as the area heals.
Are there scars after mole removal?
Dr. Chandler always strives to minimize any scarring after mole removal. Each mole and every person’s face/skin is different. Scarring can vary greatly depending on the location and size of the mole being treated. Most moles are raised above the skin and once the mole is removed the skin is typically smooth/flat in that area which allows any scar or pigment change after removal to blend much better with the surrounding skin. Dr. Chandler discusses and reviews expectations of scarring and post-operative appearance with each patient during your consultation.
What is a Xanthelasma and can Xanthelasmas be removed?
Xanthelasmas (“zan-thu-las-mas”) are yellow/white cholesterol deposits in the skin that are located in the inner corner of one or more eyelids. Xanthelasmas do not harm the skin or the eyes and they cause no pain. Doctors do not understand precisely why these deposits form in this precise location on the face. Whatever the scientific reason for these deposits, they can be unpleasant looking and understandably many people want them gone. Chemical peels and laser treatments offer very limited improvement and less than ideal results. Surgical removal is the definitive treatment for Xanthelasmas. Delicate, precise technique is required, and Dr. Chandler has specialized in this kind of plastic surgery his entire career. Xanthelasma removal is cosmetic in nature and not deemed a medically necessary procedure by health insurance companies since they are removed solely to improve appearance. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chandler today for a complete discussion of this challenging cosmetic condition.
Can moles, cysts or growths be removed from the edge of the eyelid or if they are touching the eyeball?
Removal of moles, growths, cysts, or skin tags on the edge of the eyelid requires an expert. Dr. Chandler is renowned for precise mole removals, especially along the edge of the eyelids or even touching the eyeball or other delicate structures.
Mole removal, facial skin tags, cysts, keratoses, xanthelasmas, milia, nevus/nevi or face growths for those located in Philadelphia PA, Jenkintown, Abington, Main Line, Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, Gladwyne, Villanova, PA, or South Jersey, Cherry Hill and Moorestown, NJ at Chandler Cosmetic Surgery. Fill out our Contact Form or call our Moorestown NJ office in South Jersey or call our Jenkintown PA office in the Philadelphia area to schedule your mole removal consultation.