Removal of moles and other skin changes
Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some do not appear until old age. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation increases the number of moles and originates their darkening. Other skin changes can still be warts, atheromas or lipomas.
Removal of moles, benign and malignant skin tumors, viral and degenerative changes on the skin, is necessary in certain situations.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, during which the mole is cut out completely, put sutures are placed and the material is sent for PHD analysis, which indicates what kind of change it is.
Who is the procedure for?
Mole removal is advised if the mole is injured mechanically or otherwise and in those cases where the mole grows, changes color, itches, has blurred edges, bleeds or is larger than one centimeter.
Depending on the size of the change and the place where it is located, the methods used are cryotherapy, excochleation, aplanation, etc. With the use of local anesthetics in the cream, the procedure is painless.
Removal of warts, fibroids, keratosis
Depending on the size of the change and the place where they are located, the methods used are electrocautery, cryotherapy, excochleation, etc. With the use of local anesthetics in the cream, the procedure is painless.
Tea Brozičević, MD spec. of dermatology and venereology
Head of department
Member of the Management Board
+385 (0)51 400 420 (Polyclinic Terme – Branch department Rijeka)