Why is There Dark Pigmentation After Mole Removal Treatment

After a mole removal procedure, patients usually expect the localised areas to resemble a flat wound or a pinkish reddening of the treated area. This wound will then heal and form a scab within the next few days. Generally, it takes about 10 to 14 days for the scab to fall off. When this happens, the fresher inner dermis is exposed showing a reddish skin appearance. In most cases, this will eventually resolve on its own within the next 8 weeks.

In some instances, however, patients may see dark pigmentation after their treatment. Several reasons may lead to this occurrence including any of the following:

  • Genetics: There are skin types that darken after the healing of the wound which a patient may have inherited from his or her parents.
  • Medications: Some medicine that a patient takes in may contain ingredients or chemical compounds that contribute to skin darkening.
  • Lifestyle Habits: Smoking, drinking and other habits may lead to dark pigmentation.
  • Allergens: This includes the food you eat or the cosmetics you apply to your skin.
  • Wound Picking: Some patients tend to pick on the scab or the healing wound, hence, causing the affected skin to darken.

What can I do to avoid the darkening of the wound after a mole removal treatment?

Depending on the type of treatment that you ventured in, your doctor will create a patient-specific aftercare guideline to help optimize the  results. He or she will consider the type of mole removes, your skin’s laxity, and your coping mechanisms.

To avoid the occurrence of dark pigmentation after treatment, it may be best to follow the aftercare DOs and DON’Ts provided by your cosmetic doctor. It is highly recommended to attentively and diligently follow these guidelines to prevent dark pigmentation after  .

If you opted for a surgery, your surgeon will schedule for stitch expulsion. Getting stitches usually depend on the size of the mole excised. Included in your aftercare regimen is to avoid picking on the stitches until they are removed.

For laser mole removal patients, avoid applying cosmetics for the next few days. In most cases, leaving the treated skin clear from chemicals can help heal faster. You should also avoid going under direct sunlight. You should not also expose your wound to extreme temperature.

In most types of treatment, you should not also engage in strenuous physical activities. It is best not to visit heat-induced places such as saunas and tanning salons. Do not expose your wound to water for long hours. Thus, washing or bathing should be quick.

Patients should not take blood-thinning medications or medicines that cause bleeding. In this light, prevent yourself from smoking and alcohol drinking. Thus, discontinuing these habits can help optimize the results while boosting faster healing.

Your cosmetic doctor will recommend a return check-up to ensure that everything is perfect. Patients can benefit from this, hence, it is best to adhere to the schedule.

Where can I get treatment for dark pigmentation?

SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors is the leading provider of pigmentation treatments in Melbourne. Our doctors use only the highest quality of dermatologically approved products and state-of-the-art cosmetic technology in all our skin-care procedures.

We will work with you until we achieve optimum results. This includes our prescribed aftercare regimen. We highly advise our patients to immediately visit us in case any adverse effects pursue. If you experience persistent itching or some bleeding, contact us right away.

Our pigmentation treatments and other skin-care procedures aim to provide a realization to every patient’s beauty goal. If you notice dark pigmentation, we can help you enjoy smooth and blemish-free skin. Whether you had surgical or non-surgical mole removal treatments, we can help you see through more optimum results. 

At SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors, your skin is in good hands… Experience the wonders of safe, effective and reliable skin-care treatments in Melbourne today!