Mole Removal

State-of-the-art mole removal and skin healing treatments.

Mole Removal Seattle

In most cases moles don't require treatment, but some cases require removal of the mole and testing for cancer. Our clinic is a dermatology clinic, research center, laboratory, pharmacy, and medical office all in one location. For this reason we provide complete analysis of all moles and skin growths.

So even though the removal process is quick and easy, the most important part is having it tested by a dermatologic research and testing clinic. These abnormal or unsightly moles can generally be excised in a brief and straightforward outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia by Dr. Jenkin.

Dr. Jenkin has vast experience in skin cancer treatment, particularly in the treatment of malignant melanoma. Dr. Jenkin’s experience and expertise in skin cancer treatment makes him an ideal specialist for the identification and treatment of both “normal” non-cancerous moles and “abnormal” pre-cancerous moles. Along with his knowledge of skin cancer treatment, Dr. Jenkin’s aptitude for cosmetic surgery enables him to minimize the potential of an unsightly scar formation during the mole removal.

Seamless and comprehensive mole removals

Peter Jenkin, MD, FAAD, is a Board-Certfied Medical Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon. Located on the South end of Lake Union, he will determine whether your mole needs to be removed, and if so, will excise it with delicate precision. Dr. Jenkin will expertly remove and biopsy moles for patients throughout the greater Seattle area. Request to have your mole properly removed and tested today by Dr. Jenkin.

Our Mole Removal Surgical Treatments:

Plenty of options are available for mole removal. From liquids and over-the-counter gels and topical solutions, it makes removing a mole quick and easy. However, all moles really need to be tested for cancer. Having it professionally removed also includes the benefit of minimal scarring and less chance for repeat growth. Below are a few procedures for mole removal treatments:

Freezing:

For smaller moles, cryosurgery is the process of freezing abnormal growths off of the skin in a quick and painless procedure which leaves no visible scarring.
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Surgical Removal:

Dr. Jenkin excises the entire mole with a special tool. The area where the mole was removed from may or may not require stitches afterwards, regardless being that we are skin care professionals we will take extensive measures to make your skin look like fresh and new. Dr. Jenkin tests all moles for cancer by submitting it to our on-site lab for a complete biopsy. [ Make an appointment }

* Warning * Do not shave your mole off:

We frequently recieve sevreal patients each week who have shaved their mole off and are now experiencing new and different issues. Shaving a mole offers the advantage of not having sutures, but has the clear disadvantage that if the mole extends beneath the surface of the skin, as most do, it will predictably grow back, usually within weeks of being shaved off. It is for this reason that Dr. Jenkin does not recommend shaving off moles. Many patients who go to a dermatologist complaining of moles will end up having the moles shaved, because many dermatologists are not comfortable with performing excisions and fine suture closure. Many dermatologists deal with these moles by performing what is called a “deep shave.” This means that the lesion is essentially “scooped out,” with the shave extending lower than the surface of the skin. While this is more likely than a flat shave to remove the entire mole, the resulting scar is generally quite unfavorable, appearing as an indentation in the skin, much like a chicken pox scar. Dr. Jenkin does not perform deep shaves for the reasons noted above.

Mole Removal Results: Before & After

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