Fast, safe, and almost completely painless mole removal, no scar.
We have specialized in mole removal since 2007.
Each of our doctors has already removed thousands of moles.
We use energy-saving "cold laser" technology.*
The procedure is quick and safe and leaves no scars.
1–3 mole removal almost completely painless for 188 euros.**
* Rf-ablation (eng. radiofrequency ablation), also known as cold laser.
** Each subsequent mole removal costs 50 euros per mole. If several small moles are removed from the same skin area, pricing is based on the doctor's assessment. The outpatient fee is not included in the above mentioned price.
What should be known about the removal of moles
Why are moles removed?
Moles are removed for health and beauty reasons. Some moles can turn malignant, especially if they are located in areas of friction or are constantly exposed to injuries. Special attention should be paid to moles that look suspicious (uneven edges or color, changing size, itching or pain, bleeding). These moles should be shown to a doctor without delay.
How is the benignity of a mole ensured?
At MEDFIN Medical Center, we always check whether a mole is benign. This can be done as a simple visual inspection performed by an experienced doctor before a procedure or in advance at a separate clinic visit.
Our doctors examine the clinical picture to determine whether a mole is benign or perform an examination with a dermatoscope at an additional cost,* which shows the skin at 40 times magnification without light reflections. If there is even the slightest suspicion of malignancy, the doctor will order a biopsy.
You can check your moles independently using our mole chart, which was prepared under the guidance of the well-known Finnish dermatologist Professor Raimo Suhonen.
How is a mole removal performed?
The mole removal during a doctor's visit usually takes half an hour and includes anesthesia, the procedure itself, and aftercare instructions.*
Rf-ablation or cold laser works with radio waves (frequency 1.5-6.0 MHz), which penetrate the skin for mole removal. The cold laser looks like a small loop or needle. It does not heat up much at all. The cold laser barely damages the skin, the skin heals quickly and the procedure does not leave significant scars or marks.
Radio waves increase pressure within the cell, and this pressure destroys the cell from the inside. This phenomenon is called cell evaporation.
Can removing a mole cause the mole to recur as malignant?
No. Recurrence can mainly be caused by the friction caused by clothes and repeated injuries, which can occur for example during shaving.
How is a mole determined to be benign?
The doctor evaluates the clinical picture of the mole based on or with the help of dermatoscopy. At the slightest suspicion, the doctor always orders a biopsy.
Is mole removal painful?
Although the procedure is not painful, it is performed under local anesthesia. Thus, the patient only feels the anesthesia injection. There is no need to take pain medication after the procedure.
How should you prepare for a mole removal?
The procedure does not require special preparations. If you are taking omega 3 supplements or blood thinners, it is advisable to refrain from them for three days before the procedure to reduce the risk of bruising. Also remember that you are allowed to shower only after 24 hours from the procedure.
How long does the mole removal take?
The removal of a mole takes half an hour.
How many moles can be removed at once?
You can remove 1-6 moles in half an hour.
How soon does the skin recover after the procedure?
Healing occurs as if there were a wound on the skin. The mole removal site will be red for 7–10 days (before the natural color returns, the skin epithelium needs to change several times). Full recovery of the natural color takes 3–6 months.
Which parts of the body can moles be removed from?
We remove moles regardless of their location, for example from the face (including eyelids, nose and nostrils), neck, limbs and intimate areas.
Can moles be removed from children?
We remove children's moles only for medical reasons or if the child is capable of deciding that they want to remove the mole for aesthetic reasons.
Are there age restrictions for mole removal?
Our patients are people of all ages, we do not have an age limit for mole removal. Elderly people are encouraged to carefully follow the doctor's treatment instructions after the procedure.
How should the skin be cared for after the procedure?
If you do not have diseases that impair resistance, and you do not use medications that affect wound healing, skin care after the procedure is very easy.
In the first few days, an antibacterial ointment prescribed by the doctor should be used under the plaster. Later, you do not need to plaster this area unless the mole has been removed from a place rubbed by clothing (in this case, after the shower, a plaster should be put on for a longer time, so that the scab does not constantly fall off).
In all cases, the removal point should be treated for 3-5 days with anti-inflammatory Bepanthen ointment. In addition, for about two months after the removal, protection of the area from UV radiation with sunscreen or clothing (also in winter) should be considered. The sun can damage sensitive skin and pigmentation spots can form.
If you have diseases that weaken resistance, the doctor will prescribe you medical preparations to prevent the development of inflammation.
When can I use makeup again?
As soon as the skin surface has completely dried, usually 2 days after the procedure.
Will there be scars left on the skin after a mole removal?
Sometimes, after complete healing and recovery, lighter patches than the surrounding area may remain on the skin (more often on the body, very rarely on the face). If the pigment has penetrated deeply into the skin around and under the mole, a small dent may remain on the skin after the mole is removed.
How much does mole removal cost?
A 20-minute doctor's visit (sufficient for 1-3 mole removals) costs 188 euros. The removal of more than this number of moles costs 50 euros per mole. If several small moles are removed from the same skin area, the pricing is based on the doctor's assessment. The clinic fee is not included in these prices.
What kind of mole removal methods are there?
Doctors usually remove moles with a scalpel, laser, liquid nitrogen, and rf-ablation, which is also called cold laser.
Why does the MEDFIN medical center favor rf-ablation, also known as the cold laser method?
Rf-ablation or cold laser is a proven method that causes the least damage to the skin, and its use ensures rapid healing and an excellent aesthetic result: scars almost never remain. In addition, the method allows for the biopsy of convex moles unlike laser surgery.
What are the contraindications for the cold laser method?
The only contraindication for this method is the pacemaker used by the patient.
What side effects and risks are associated with the cold laser method?
All mole removal methods involve the same side effects and risks. A bruise may form during numbing. A hypertrophic or hyperplastic scar or keloid scar may also possibly develop at the removal site. However, the risks are proven to be very small when using the cold laser method, as the cold laser causes less damage to the surrounding tissues than other methods.
How widely is cold laser used worldwide?
The method was invented in 1983, and it has earned recognition from international surgical and dermatological associations. Today, it is used all over the world: in Europe, Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand.