Fact- unlike Cindy, Carrie and Marilyn for most of my adult life, in photos, I've tried to pose showing the right side of my face only.......
Right.. right.. right..
Because of two, most hated, protruding moles that looked more like a bit of dirt on my face that have always made me feel really self conscious, (OK- I may exaggerate a little, but I really did hate them).
I'm not one for cosmetic surgery (never say never, but not just yet)!) so for years I'd been thinking about having them removed but never got around to it thinking it would be painful and invasive. Nevertheless when I got engaged, I decided that at least on my wedding day, I didn't want to worry about my two friends showing in photos and decided to look into mole removal.
Now, face is not something to be messed around with so I sat down, did my research and found out that micro-excision (no stitches) is the most effective way to remove moles without leaving a scar. So early December, just before the Christmas holidays (with not a hint of tan on my skin,) I checked into Medicetics for a consultation with the wonderfully knowledgeable Doctor Mullan. Unlike most surgeons, he had the patience to sit down with me, explain every part of the procedure and reassure me on every aspect on the process.
What happened next (on the same day) was so quick and so painless that for the past 2 months I've been wondering why on earth I hadn't done this years ago. I was in and out within 10 minutes an dafter 3 days could take off the small plasters. Eight weeks in, my scars are almost completely healed and something so simple has made my whole skin look so much "cleaner". So if you have a mole that is bothering you definitely look into this.
In it's this video, Doctor Mullan exactly what happens
What happens during the treatment?
- The area to be treated will be cleaned and then numbed using a local anaesthetic.
- Micro-excision (no stitches): using a blade, the mole is shaved off flush or slightly below the level of skin. Any bleeding is stopped either by using an electrical instrument to cauterize (burn) the area or a haemostatic solution.
- Excision by cauterization: a fine laser is used to remove the mole in several thin layer.
Here I am happily make-up and mole free!!
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