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!!!
Thanks BB, that's what I need to hear 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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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