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Facial Lesion / Mole Removal

Dr. Pearson mole removal

Patient depicted underwent mole removal from the left lower eyelid, performed by Dr. Pearson

Procedure Overview

GOALS Diagnose or remove a benign lesion, improve facial appearance
PROCEDURE Facial lesion removal, mole removal, benign skin lesion removal
ANESTHESIA Topical or local anesthesia
LENGTH Under 30 minutes
AFTER PROCEDURE Sutures are removed in 5-7 days
RECOVERY Most activities may be resumed immediately. Swelling and bruising generally subside by day 10. Return to work the next day or within 1 week

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Dr. Pearson's practice offers removal of benign skin lesions as well as screening and diagnosis of lesions suspicious for skin cancer that may be located anywhere on the face, scalp, or neck. Benign skin lesions include any non-cancerous growth or mole.

You may be a candidate for removal of a facial lesion or mole if you are concerned about the appearance of any lesion located on the face or neck.

Procedures - Non Invasive
Non invasive procedures may be available to improve the appearance of certain facial lesions. Call for a consultation with Dr. Pearson to discuss your concerns.

In-office procedures are available for removal of facial lesions or moles. In most cases, topical or local anesthesia is used to anesthetize the area of concern. The lesion is removed with minimal disruption of surrounding tissues. In some cases, sutures may be used to ensure optimal healing. Sutures are usually removed within 5-7 days.

Following facial lesion removal, you can expect minimal swelling and soreness which is well controlled without prescription medications in most cases. Any sutures are typically removed between days 5 and 7. Makeup can be used at this point to camouflage any bruising or scars. Swelling and bruising are generally minimal. You can resume most normal activities immediately, except for intense exercise, which may be resumed in 1-2 weeks. Most people are able to return to work the next day, but may choose to remain away from work until the sutures are removed. Any incisional scars are strategically placed with the goal of concealment, and are usually minimally noticeable after sufficient time has passed for them to mature.

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Dr. Pearson sees patients from the following Southern California locations: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Culver City, El Segundo, Glendale, Hermosa Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Orange County, Pacific Palisades, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, South Bay, Torrance, Venice, Ventura, West Hollywood


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