Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery offers non-invasive treatment for Northern Virginia patients who have unwanted facial moles. Our laser mole removal process typically takes less than an hour and provides predictable, cosmetically appealing results.
While some practices have nurses or technicians conduct these types of treatments, Dr. Gocke performs all of these procedures for our Northern Virginia patients. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, he brings a high degree of experience and expertise to their care. Dr.Gocke’s expert knowledge of facial anatomy and aesthetics is reflected in his effective treatment and attractive outcomes. He is able to remove different types of moles using his state-of-the-art laser device.
Why Laser Mole Removal?
Laser mole removal is a quick and effective way to eliminate a mole from the surface of a person’s face without noticeable scarring. Patients do not require sedation during their treatment, and recovery from the procedure is very manageable.
Our practice uses a Syneron® fractional CO2 laser, a safe and effective technology employed by doctors in a variety of medical and aesthetic treatments. The targeted beams of energy that the machine emits efface the mole, removing it from the surface of the face.
Laser mole removal provides several advantages over alternatives:
- The technique can be very effective in getting rid of moles for cosmetic purposes. It gives Dr. Gocke a high degree of control over where the energy is applied.
- Treatment with the laser device is more intensive than with other technologies. This means that patients typically require fewer applications.
- Laser mole removal tends to be faster than other approaches since patients don’t usually need multiple sessions. The first treatment should eliminate nearly all visible signs of the mole.
Dr. Gocke and our staff can explain the technology and its benefits during your consultation. Your safety, comfort, and confidence in your treatment are our highest priorities.
Dr. Gocke’s Approach to Care
As part of a patient’s initial consultation, he will conduct an examination to determine if the patient is a good candidate for the treatment.
To help patients maintain beautiful skin and youthful features, Dr. Gocke spends time learning about their needs and their goals. Building relationships with patients allow him to understand their concerns and to provide them with the best care possible.
People who come to Dr. Gocke for a treatment like laser mole removal often return to the practice for future cosmetic needs, such as BOTOX® and dermal filler injections. To support long-term aesthetics, he takes a comprehensive approach in patient consultations, carefully evaluating the health of the skin and vitality of facial features rather than limiting his examination to the immediate concern only.
As a patient, you will find treatment with Dr. Gocke to be a collaborative and supportive process. He believes that outstanding outcomes must be paired with an excellent experience, and both rely on patients understanding and having a voice in their care. He and our team welcome the opportunity to serve you.
An Overview of Laser Mole Removal With Our Practice
During your first visit to our office in Northern Virginia, Dr. Gocke will examine your skin and develop a treatment plan based on your needs. While many moles are benign and present no risk to a patient’s health, others require further investigation before treatment. In this latter case, Dr. Gocke may recommend biopsy and excision instead of laser mole removal.
If instead, you are a good candidate for a laser procedure, Dr. Gocke will talk with you about how the treatment works and the results he may be able to provide. He will also review aftercare instructions and answer any questions you may have. We encourage you to take all of the time that you need to make a decision about any procedure with our practice.
As part of laser mole removal:
- Our staff will guide you in cleaning the area thoroughly. Taking this step ensures that the laser energy is delivered to the right place.
- Gocke can numb the site using a local anesthetic. Patients are not typically sedated, and lidocaine or septocaine can make the experience more comfortable.
- Plan for a 20-minute procedure. Dr. Gocke’s expertise and our practice’s advanced technology allow treatment to take place efficiently and safely.
The procedure should help eliminate the appearance of the mole, leave behind minimal scarring, and provide a more aesthetically appealing appearance. Dr. Gocke and our staff will be available to you following your treatment — and at any point during your experience — to answer your questions and address any concerns.