Skin & Laser
Mole Removal & Biopsy
Mole removal is a procedure that can be done for either cosmetic or medical purposes. Maybe you have an unsightly or potentially cancerous mole. We can remove the tissue from your skin, and also test for malignant cancer cells.
A skin biopsy is the removal of a portion of the skin to help diagnose a medical condition. There are three types of biopsies: a shave biopsy is the removal of the outer skin layers, a punch biopsy is the removal of a round piece of skin, and an excisional biopsy is the removal of the entire area of skin being examined. With one of these types of tissue excisions, your sample can be sent into the lab to be examined with quick and accurate results.
Along with common procedures to treat or diagnose skin disorders, or to remove unwanted moles or skin tags, we also take care of the cosmetic appearance of scars. With traditional surgical methods, or with the help of our advanced skin laser, we can make any scar or area of damaged skin aesthetically pleasing to your eyes. Each individual patient's situation is different, and requires its own approach to achieve the desired results. Please schedule an appointment, so we can discuss which option is right for you.
Our chemical peels are made of trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and are used for medium-depth peeling to treat fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes, and pigment problems. TCA chemical peels are usually done in a series of treatments to achieve the desired results.
Benefits of TCA Chemical Peels:
- Smoothes out fine surface wrinkles
- Removes superficial blemishes
- Corrects pigment issues
- Can be used on the face, neck, and other body areas as well
- Treatment takes only 10-15 minutes
- Preferred for darker-skinned patients
- Peel depth can be adjusted
- Healing is usually quick
Swelling and redness is normal. Depending on the strength of the peel and the sensitivity of your skin, we may prescribe a mild pain medication to relieve any discomfort you might feel. Though any pain is rare and short-lived, it is normal and does not indicate any issues with the treatment. Please follow all of Dr. Kay's post-procedure instructions for the most effective results.