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Moles are very common and are known as abnormal growths in the skin. In fact, most people have anywhere between 10 to 40 moles on their body according to the American Academy of Dermatology. While many moles are harmless, people sometimes choose to get their moles removed for cosmetic reasons, or if a mole is irritating their skin. However, sometimes moles can become cancerous or have the potential of becoming cancerous, in which case people will choose to have them removed.

Dr. Ardesh and his team are highly experienced with mole removal in Manhattan Beach and can assist with your cosmetic and pre-cancerous concerns.

Types of Moles

Moles come in many different shapes and sizes. There are flat moles, raised moles, and pre-cancerous moles. Flat moles are often dark spots on the skin and are typically small. Raised moles can be small or large, a light or darker color, and often extend beneath the surface of the skin. Both flat and raised moles can have a variety of textures. Some individuals do not like the appearance of the moles on their skin and therefore decide to have them removed, especially when located on the face or neck.

Pre-cancerous moles are more serious. These types of moles frequently change in size, shape, and color. Sometimes they will bleed. If you experience any of these things with a mole you should immediately have the mole inspected by your dermatologist. They will examine the ABCDEs of the mole, which stands for Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Evolution.


Am I a Candidate for Mole Removal?

Patients choose to get moles removed for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Cosmetic reasons
  • Irritation
  • Moles changing in size, color, shape
  • Moles that are bleeding

Regardless of your reason for getting a mole removed, there are several effective, affordable options for the removal. Dr. Ardesh and his team will thoroughly examine your moles and answer any questions you might have about their removal recommendations.

Benefits of Mole Removal with Dr. Ardesh

Choosing to get one or multiple moles removed with Dr. Ardesh and his team offers many benefits, including:

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Little to no downtime
  • State-of-the-art techniques and equipment are used
  • Highly effective treatment
  • No scarring
  • Improved health (when removed for pre-cancerous concerns)
  • Enhanced appearance of skin

About Dr. Ardesh

Dr. Ardesh has achieved acclaim for his excellence in facial plastic surgery. He is a dual-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He formerly served as a college professor in the departments of head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology at Loma Linda University, after which he established his private practice. A true expert in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Ardesh is a leader in the field.

What To Expect with Your Mole Removal


During your consultation, Dr. Ardesh and his team will evaluate your moles and listen to your concerns. They will then provide you with a specific treatment plan and if they recommend removing the mole, they will explain the specific procedure and answer any questions you might have.


The type of procedure you have done for your mole removal will depend on the specific type of mole. Most procedures take less than 1 hour and are very simple procedures.

A local anesthetic is always applied to the area in order to make the procedure as comfortable for you as possible. If the mole is primarily on top of the skin, it is considered to be superficial and can be shaved off. If the mole extends beneath the skin, Dr. Ardesh will use a laser to remove the mole. Depending on the depth of the mole, laser treatment might need to be applied over the course of several treatments.

If shaving or laser treatment is not an option, Dr. Ardesh and his team will surgically remove the mole.

Again, each of these treatments is very straightforward and requires little to no downtime.


Patients often recover very quickly (within two weeks) from mole removal with Dr. Ardesh and his team. It’s recommended that you apply sunscreen to the area following the mole removal to protect the skin and to promote further healing.



Get Mole Removal From the Best

Creating a refreshed look – not “worked on,” should always be a surgeon’s objective, even for mole removal. However, plastic surgeons are not all equal in their experience, education, and natural talent. Beautiful results are achieved by listening carefully to your vision, establishing a rapport, and the exchange of open, transparent, and honest communication.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What causes moles?

Moles are abnormal growth cells within the skin. These abnormal cells can be caused by the sun, or you can be born with them (known as congenital nevi). As mentioned, in most cases moles are harmless.

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What causes moles?

Moles are abnormal growth cells within the skin. These abnormal cells can be caused by the sun, or you can be born with them (known as congenital nevi). As mentioned, in most cases moles are harmless.


How much does mole removal cost?

The exact cost of your mole removal will depend on the type of procedure needed.


Where should I go to remove my mole?

You should receive your mole removal treatment from someone who has expertise with the various procedures. Dr. Ardesh and his team have extensive experience performing mole removal and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to minimize the appearance of scarring.


What is the healing time after mole removal?

The healing time after a mole removal typically only takes up to two weeks or less. Downtime is very minimal and most patients can return to their activities immediately following treatment.


Can moles be prevented?

Yes, many times moles can be prevented by taking specific measures to protect your skin from the sun. One of the best ways to do this is to regularly apply sunscreen when going outside (even on a cloudy day) and by keeping your skin covered.


Where on my body can I have a mole removed?

Dr. Ardesh and his team can remove a mole from anywhere on the body. Some of the more common places for a mole to be removed include the face, neck, hands, and arms.


Can moles come back after mole removal?

Sometimes moles can come back after being removed if they were shaved off. However, moles that are removed by laser treatment or excision typically do not come back, as they are removed from beneath the skin’s surface.


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