Several skin disorders, such as cysts, tags, warts, and moles, sometimes require surgical interventions. It is important to follow the advice of dermatologists before and after skin surgery to improve favorable outcomes.
The dermatologist examines the skin in detail. Pictures of the mole may also be taken before the surgery to compare the effects of the surgery. The surgeon uses a dermoscope to get a detailed view of the mole. The type of surgery is decided based on the results. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Local anesthesia may be topically used or injected. The procedures include surgical excision or shave excision.