Laser surgery is the best way to go about cosmetic mole removal. Cosmetic mole removal is done when a mole interferes with a person's life. If you have a mole on your face or other prominent area that is troubling you, you can have it surgically removed with laser surgery. This is usually done in the office of a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. It is usually painless and the mole will be gone.
If you have a flat mole that is troubling you and you want to try to fade it, you can try to use a bleaching cream to lighten it up. This may work to not remove the mole, as the mole is imbedded in the skin, but it will at least fade the mole so that it is not as noticeable. For the most part, to completely get rid of the mole you are better off to see a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.
The younger you are when you get the mole removed, the less of a scar there will be when you get older. At first, there may be a slight lightening of the skin during cosmetic mole removal, but it will fade over time. Many people feel that it is better to cover up a small white discoloration than the mole, especially if the mole is very large.
Most cosmetic mole surgery is performed on children who have rather disfiguring moles that are on their face. As you can imagine, this can hamper their self esteem and make them feel as though they do not want to go out of the house. Parents may feel that their children will be teased by other kids if they have a disfiguring mole on the face. For this reason, cosmetic mole removal is often performed. The as the child gets older, the area where the mole was once located will gradually fade so that the area is hardly noticeable. As he child grows into an adult, it may not be noticeable at all. This depends on the size of the mole, how deep it was imbedded into the skin and how it was removed. In order to minimize any scarring at all, laser surgery is usually performed to for cosmetic mole removal.
Cosmetic mole removal is done purely for cosmetic purposes. In most cases, people are born with these moles that end up hampering their appearance. Moles on other parts of the body, unless they are very noticeable, are often left alone. A suspicious looking mole may be examined by a dermatologist and removed with punch biopsy to check for cancer cells, although this is extremely rare, if not non-existent in children. Some doctors will recommend cosmetic mole removal for moles that are atypical just as a precaution so that the mole does not turn into a problem later in life.