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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial mole removal requires both skill and advanced techniques to maximize cosmetic results and minimize scarring. Location, size, type of mole, and skin color all play a role in planning mole removal. Dr. Ardesh is a well-respected expert in facial mole removal with many testimonials from patients who appreciate his superior results.

Types of mole removal procedures

Shave mole removal

This procedure is effective when a mole is shallow or if your doctor wants to test a sample of the mole to check for cancer. The mole is shaved away in layers down to the surface of the skin. It is a quick procedure with little to no recovery time.

Dr. Ardesh will inject a local numbing medicine under the growth to prevent pain and to cause the mole to extend above the skin. In multiple horizontal shaves, the mole is removed. A small electronic dermal tool is often used to minimize scarring and ensure mole cells from the perimeter are gone.

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Full-thickness mole excision

If the mole requires complete removal and has some depth, an excision may be necessary. In this procedure, the entire mole is cut out down to the fat layer under your skin. After the surgery, the incision is closed. Dr. Ardesh is a master of closing incisions in such a way that scars will be minimal.

Laser removal

This procedure works best with non-cancerous moles that lie flat on the surface of the skin. The laser uses focused, intense light to break down the mole cells and usually requires several treatments to complete.


This simple technique, used for shallow moles, freezes off the mole cells using liquid nitrogen.

What if my mole is cancerous?

Your mole will be tested for cancer. If the test comes back positive, several of the procedures listed above should resolve the issue. Surgical excision, liquid nitrogen, electro-desiccation and curettage (scraped and burned) as well as Mohs micrographic surgery (layered removal with inspection under a microscope) are all excellent procedures to ensure the destruction of cancer at the mole level.

Dr. Ardesh will ensure your mole is tested for cancer and will suggest the best procedure based upon the results. As scary as a cancerous mole might sound, cancer can often be resolved with simple in-office treatments. Never try to remove moles yourself using home remedies. If your mole is distracting to you and you want it removed, you need help from a skilled medical professional.

To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 7th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • We are instituting Telemedicine Visits (Virtual) for new consultations, post-surgical Visits, and return patients.
  • Please call or text (424)242-8608 or email staff@drardesh.com to schedule an appointment.
  • Non-urgent or elective procedures, surgeries, non-urgent in-office visits will be suspended until April 19, 2020
  • Urgent or medically necessary surgeries, in-office visits, and post-surgical follow-ups will continue on a per case basis.
  • Many surgeries and procedures have been rescheduled to a future date
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of strict sanitization.
  • We are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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