KSD Surgeon doing cosmetic mole removal | Knott Street Dermatology | Skin Tag Removal | Portland Oregon

COSMETIC MOLE REMOVAL

COSMETIC MOLE REMOVAL

Moles, medically known as nevi, are clusters of pigmented cells that appear as small, dark spots on the skin, and can vary greatly in size and color. Moles typically appear on the face, arms, legs, and torso, but can develop anywhere on the body. A dermatology provider can determine whether a mole is abnormal or benign (harmless). Some patients opt to have benign moles removed for cosmetic reasons, which is typically not covered by insurance. The different methods for cosmetic mole removal include: (1) shave excision for moles that are raised above the skin, involving application of a local anesthetic to the area surrounding the mole, and then a small blade used to shave down the surface of the mole so that it is flush with the surrounding skin; (2) punch biopsy for smaller skin moles, involving use of a special device to “punch out”; a cylinder-shaped piece of skin and then the wound is closed with stitches; or (3) excisional surgery for moles that are flat, involving the mole to be cut out entirely and the wound is closed with stitches.
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BEFORE & AFTER

GALLERY

Checkout our before and after gallery where we feature a few our recent patients. 

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PRODUCTS

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BEFORE & AFTER

GALLERY

Checkout our before and after gallery where we feature a few our recent patients. 

WHICH

PRODUCTS

ARE RIGHT FOR YOU?

OUR

TEAM

Our team is made up of experienced professionals
excited to help and provide personalized care just for you.

Alicia McCarthy from KNOTT STREET DERMATOLOGY

Alicia McCarthy, ND

Dr. Alicia McCarthy earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from California State University of Fullerton in 2008 and her Naturopathic Medical degree in 2017 from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. The twelve years Dr. McCarthy spent working in emergency medicine as an EMT set the foundation for the provider she is today. She now specializes in aesthetic medicine, dedicating her continuing education and practice to staying current on the latest techniques and products. Dr. McCarthy believes in aging gracefully. She takes the time to sit down with each patient and find out what this means for them.

Prior to joining Knott Street Dermatology, Dr. McCarthy had her own practice in Lake Oswego focused on aesthetic medicine, hormone balancing, thyroid conditions, and IV medicine.

Originally from Southern California, Dr. McCarthy has lived in Portland for the last eleven years. When she is not working Dr. McCarthy stays busy with her two young kids, husky pup, and husband. They enjoy spending time outside, camping, swimming, and playing at the park.

KNOTT STREET DERMATOLOGY|Cosmetic Mole Removal

Peral Sanchez LE,CAE

Perla is a proud Hispanic who is bilingual in Spanish. She graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetic Institute. Perla grew up in Compton, CA before moving to Oregon and finding her passion for the aesthetic industry. She has a love for skincare and all things ingredients. She’s devoted to continuing her education and has a desire to achieve her clients needs and concerns. She wants “self-care to be an everyday spa like experience.” In her spare time she enjoys hang with her German Shepard (Sable) and exploring Oregon with her Husband.

Rachel Almada advanced Aesthetician from KNOTT STREET DERMATOLOGY

Rachel Almada LE,CAE

Rachael graduated from the Aesthetics Institute in 2020 and recently acquired a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University. Coming from a dermatology background, Rachael has a passion for skin health and sun protection. Her favorite part about being an Advanced Aesthetician is helping patients reach their skin goals and watching their confidence build because of it. She understands that everyone’s skin requires its own unique approach whether it’s a treatment plan or a skincare regimen.

When she is out of the office, Rachael enjoys traveling, trying new food, making art, and doing pretty much anything outdoors – especially if it includes her Doberman-mix pup, Rubio!

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