While the majority of moles are nothing to worry about, some moles may need to be removed if they pose a risk for cancer. Moles can also be removed due to aesthetic reasons as well. If you need to have a mole removed, there are many removal options available.

Mole Removal Techniques

There is a selection of mole removal techniques that can be used. These methods are effective and safe, and leave minimal signs of removal. These include:


A local anesthetic will be used, and the mole will be removed, along with a small amount of surrounding skin, using a scalpel. Some excisions may require stitches to close the skin.


Non-cancerous, surface moles can be frozen off with liquid nitrogen. This may result in a small blister, but there are no stitches required.

Shave Removal

Some moles can be removed using the shave technique. Local anesthesia will be used, and a scalpel will shave down the mole until it is gone.

Laser Removal

Small, flat, non-cancerous moles can often be removed via laser treatment. Strong bursts of light break down the mole cells. Usually, two or three treatments are needed to remove the mole completely.

All of these forms of mole removal are outpatient procedures, so patients can return to their homes after treatment.

If you require a mole removal and are located in the Denver or Lone Tree areas, FacesFirst can help! Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno are board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have over 30 years of combined experience together in facial plastic surgery. Both Dr. Cote and Dr. Picerno specialize in procedures like Facelift, Browlift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nose Surgery, and many other types of cosmetic procedures at Faces First.