Cosmetic Mole Removal Brisbane
It is now becoming increasingly common to remove cosmetic moles, or other skin lesions, non surgically without the use of scalpel or stitches.
Using the Ellman Surgitron (electrosurgical ablation technique), or Fotona Laser, unsightly moles and skin tags can be removed by Dr. Wong. He has been performing cosmetic mole removal since 2004, as well as managing the occassional complications from this type of procedures.
The procedure takes a short time, requiring a small amount of local anaesthetics. The lesion removed are sent for histological confirmation. Following the procedure it is advisable to apply a wound healing gel (such as Solosite initially followed by a silicone wound gel later) regularly for at least 4 to 12 weeks, to promote formation of new skin. Full wound healing may take up to 6 to 12 months in some patients.
All patients will require an initial consultation to confirm the diagnosis of skin lesions and discuss the procedure. The initial consultation is $105. (Fees guide: From $300 for the first facial cosmetic mole, $50 extra for the second cosmetic mole and so on. There are no medicare rebates for cosmetic mole removal procedure, as it is considered a cosmetic procedure.)
*Individual variation in results exists, depending on personal or family history of scarring, ethnicity, anatomical site, health status, post-operative wound care. Patient evaluation and explanation of risks is essential prior to procedure.
After the procedure, we strongly encourage all patients to attend follow up appointments as this will provide opportunities to identify any complications which may include wound infection, hypertrophic scar formation, which can be managed if identified using simple treatments such as antibiotics or cortisone injections. It is our goal to achieve the best possible results for our patients. Follow up consultations generally will not attract out of pocket fees.*
The cost of post-procedure medications such as wound care medications, antibiotics, silicone gel or sheet, cortisone medications are not included in the procedural fees.