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5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1015, McLean, VA 22102

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Mole Removal

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Khalifeh is versed in skin lesion/mole removals and scar removals.

Skin lesions and moles are a common skin growth and need to be removed either for:
1) cosmetic reasons
2) health concerns (is this mole cancerous?)
Most moles are benign and removed for cosmetic reasons in Dr. Khalifeh’s practice.  When being removed only for cosmetic reasons, the mole can be shaved off, leaving virtually no mark and this is Dr. Khalifeh’s preferred way of adressing an unwanted growth on the face.  See video below:
 

 

If there are health concerns, Dr. Khalifeh prefers cutting the mole and a little bit of surrounding tissue and sending to pathology.
Scars are also a big concern to many patients.  Scars can never be totally removed, but often can be improved.
Scars can be improved by:
1) lasering:  this is good for areas of texture change, such as acne scars.  M.R. Khalifeh prefers the fractionated CO2 laser for this treatment.
2) cutting and revising using straight revision or Z-plasty techniques:  this is good for linear scars or scars that are contracted.
To make an appointment, please call our office.  Please note that the consultations for mole and scar revisions are not complementary, but the fee paid towards meeting with Dr. Khalifeh is applied towards any procedure if you decide to proceed with the procedure.  If the issue is small, we can often meet with you and perform the procedure at the same meeting.