Although most beauty marks are considered to simply be natural markings on one’s skin, some people may choose to have them removed for various reasons.
There might be medical reasons why some might seek to have a beauty mark removed. However, the removal of a beauty mark on the face is not as simple as removing a mole.
There are various techniques that can be used depending on the size and location of the beauty mark.
In this blog post, we will discuss the different methods that can be used to remove a beauty mark from your face. We will also discuss the risks and benefits associated with each method.
So, if you are considering having a beauty mark removed, keep reading!
There are different ways to have your beauty mark removed. They include:
- Laser treatment
These procedures can be performed in a doctor’s office, outpatient surgery center, or even at home. Beauty marks that are close to the eyes should not be treated at home due to increased risks of permanent vision loss. You should never treat any moles or blemishes at home either!
The cost will vary depending on the method used, where it is being performed, and whether you have insurance coverage for this procedure. It typically ranges from $150 – $400 per session.
There may be additional costs if anesthesia is needed (for large areas of skin). A follow-up visit might also be required.
Benefits of beauty mark removal
So, what are the benefits of removing a beauty mark from the face? Some people may prefer their skin to look “cleaner” by removing these marks.
Another benefit is that it eliminates the need for makeup to cover the beauty mark.
The drawbacks associated with this procedure include bleeding, pain, and scarring. Other risks can occur if you have blood clotting disorders, take blood thinners, or have had previous surgery.
Pregnancy should be avoided up to one month after treatment because of the increased risk of infection.
The best way to avoid complications is to have your beauty marks checked by a dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic procedures. Your dermatologist will tell you which method would be best suited depending on where the mole is located and how large it is.
Electrocautery is a simple method that can be performed in a doctor’s office. It involves surrounding the mole with a ring of cooled electrical current until it dies and eventually falls off. The drawback with this procedure is that there is some bleeding from the site after removal, which causes scarring at the site.
This option is typically done in an outpatient surgery center or in the doctor’s office. It can successfully remove small-sized beauty marks in the majority of cases.
Also known as cryotherapy, cryosurgery freezes your beauty mark using liquid nitrogen or nitrous oxide gas. This treatment is typically done in a dermatologist’s office. The downside to this treatment is that you may experience redness, swelling, and crusting of the area afterward, which could last for three weeks.
This technique targets blood vessels beneath the mole to cause it to die and fall off. The drawback with this method is that it could result in bleeding, crusting, and swelling as well as possible scarring at the site of removal.
Additionally, since this treatment involves significant heat applied to the skin, there is a risk of burning your skin and therefore should not be performed on beauty marks close to your eyes or mouth.
What does it mean when you have a lot of beauty marks?
Some people have over 5 beauty marks on their faces, while others may only have 1 or 2.
In most cases, the appearance of a lot of beauty marks is due to family genetics and sun exposure in most cases.
Beauty marks are not dangerous, nor do they indicate that you have skin cancer.
When should you be concerned? If your beauty mark is asymmetric or has changed in color, size, or shape it could be a sign that a visit to your dermatologist is required.
Lastly, the overproduction of oil by your sebaceous glands can cause an enlarged appearance of your beauty mark. This can occur on many areas of the body but is most frequently seen in areas rich with sebaceous glands such as the face, upper chest, and back area.
It typically appears in middle-aged women who have gone through menopause.
The best thing you can do to avoid this happening is to use sunblock or sunscreen every day on your face.
So, what is involved in removing a beauty mark from the face? It can involve several different treatments such as electrocautery, cryosurgery, and laser treatment.
These procedures can lead to light scarring, medium pain, and bleeding along with possible side effects such as discoloration of the skin.