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#1 Escapin

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

I'm having 3 moles lasers this arvo, one on my face, (right at the top of my nose) and two less conspicuous ones. And I've just realised that I'm a little bit scared about the one on my face... OK, on verge of panic attack. Help! Anyone else had this done? I need reassurance!!!

#2 BetteBoop

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

DH has had more BCCs removed than anyone I know. He's had them taken surgically and by burning.

The best outcomes are when they're burnt off. A few days of redness and then nothing - and some of the moles have been quite big and deep.

You'll be fine.

#3 Escapin

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

Thanks BB, that's what I need to hear original.gif I didn't think I was panicking, but now DD is having a nap, I'm sitting here on the couch working myself up. Will give myself a stern talking to and find something useful to do instead!

#4 NunSoFeral

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

No - I haven't had this done - but my mother did.

She had four removed from her face - two forehead one chin and one on cheek.

She said there was a little discomfort, claiming it was like being gently thwacked with an elastic band but for her, the worst bit was the smell.
This was over a decade ago - so the procedure has probably been refined further.

You will be fine - don't panic.
Stress, elevated cortisol is bad for your health ya know!

Calm thoughts and all will be well

Go to your happy place.
Which should have mai-tais and cabana boys.
Mute cabana boys.

#5 Escapin

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

I know I know, it's not a major procedure. I will attempt the happy place thing. I think mine involves a clean house and a sleeping baby!

#6 BetteBoop

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

DH said he didn't feel a thing. They used a bit of gel beforehand to numb him.

Are they benign moles OP?

#7 Escapin

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

Yep, all benign. Just getting bigger as i get older, and the one on my face sticks out and hurts when i bump it.

#8 Escapin

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

OK, so it wasn't so bad in the end! The injection of the local anasthetic was WAY more painful than the actual lasering (I had some with and some without). If I ever have it done again I won't bother with the local. I now have some lovely bleeding dots on my face, but generally feeling pretty good. original.gif

#9 BetteBoop

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

Good to hear. I've got a few on my face and I've been tossing up whether to get them done or not.

#10 Escapin

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

Well, if I had them done 10 years ago when they were much smaller, i wouldn't be sitting on the couch with large bleeding spots now! (Just small spots, which probably would have stopped bleeding by now.)

So, I would recommend getting them done sooner rather than later. It was expensive though, $850!!! But I should get most of it back on medicare (I hope).

#11 YoBagaBaga

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

Escapin I have some moles on my face I wouldn't mind getting rid off! Was it done by a dermatologist?

#12 Charri36

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

YoBagabaga, me too, I have a yukky big one on the side of my face - I don't like my hair up as you can see it.

Please OP, tell us more about it when your feeling up to it. Thanks, and glad it went OK.

#13 NunSoFeral

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

Glad it all went well Escapin!

You actually prompted me into action - I booked in to have my revolting plantar wart removed.

Heres to happy places, eh?


#14 Therese

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

I'm glad it all went well original.gif

#15 ednaboo

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

I had two facial moles removed by a plastic surgeon by incision (they weren't suitable for laser as they would have grown back!).  It cost $160 for initial appt (there was a rebate), then $700 for the removal.  I got $200 back so was out of pocket for $500.  FWIW the first mole cost $640 and the 2nd was only $60, so I'm glad I got them both done at once.  I'm very happy with the results.

Edited by ednaboo, 23 November 2012 - 12:53 PM.





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