Pediatric Mole Removal
Moles are a common skin growth that most people have on some part of their body. Most are not intrusive and benign, but this is not always the case. Some nevus are large and can be on the face, creating a distracting facial deformity. Children with these large facial moles can be subject to teasing, impacting their self-esteem and confidence. At Maia Plastic Surgery, we offer pediatric mole removal to improve the facial appearance at our clinic in Tysons Corner near Washington, DC.
While most moles are benign, there is always a concern with oddly shaped or large moles. If a mole is on a child’s face, it can cause aesthetic concerns, but a doctor or dermatologist should evaluate any strange mole on the body. If a child’s mole needs to be removed for medical or cosmetic reasons, it is vital to use the right techniques to reduce scarring and minimize tissue damage.
Facial Nevus Treatment Options
A nevus or mole that is unattractive or distracting on a child’s face can usually be removed without extensive plastic surgery. Most pediatric mole removal can be performed with a small incision, but there are larger moles that may require more involved surgical removal.
Dr. Munique Maia is a highly experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who can use her skills and training to remove pediatric facial moles carefully. Using specialized techniques, she can minimize the scarring and perform tissue or skin reconstruction as needed to hide any evidence of the mole or plastic surgery.
If you are concerned with the effects a large mole or moles may have on your child’s appearance or self-confidence, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Maia to discuss pediatric mole removal options at our medical center in the greater Washington, DC, metro area.