I’m typing this while waiting for my the numbing cream the nurse has just applied on my back to work its effect. So I finally decided to get a CO2 laser treatment at Mediviron Clinic to have the mole on my back removed.
It has been bugging me for a while now and call me superstitious or old fashion but I believe the superstition in which mole at the back, especially the ones located close to the spine area are associated with bad luck according to Chinese. Though, it is mostly because of the former. Of course I got lots of moles in several parts of my body _ face, arms, legs and back _ but I’m fine with most of them except this one.
Didn’t they say in your 20s, you have to learn to love your body or at least make some changes to love your body? Maybe not in your 20s, at any point of your life. Sooner the better LOL. Can’t waste the rest of your life feeling troubled over body issues right?
At the waiting area~
Speaking of mole removing, this is not my first attempt to have my mole removed. I had one of my mole removed back when I was in my teenage years. It was a rather obvious mole right underneath my chin and that was in the way of my self-confidence. Yeah, back then I have hell lotsa body issues FML
Anyway, one day while I was hanging around at the mall after school activities, I went to consult the sifu there and had my mole removed for only RM10! The sifu applied some traditional medicine and in several minutes, the mole just protruded on its own and he simply removed it. Overall, it was a quick, painless procedure. I would have gone back to that sifu but he moved years ago and I have no clue where he went. As for my chin, it has been mole-less for years but I’m noticing a tiny mole reappearing in the exact spot recently but this time I’m probably just going to let it be.
I did get to know of a sifu who has a shop around Petaling Street but when I went there (alone) sometime early this year, the place crept me out I resigned from the idea. I was not considering laser initially as a friend told me of the exorbitant pricing. He has his done for close to Rm1000 for how many moles I don’t know..
Still, I did some Google-ing and 2 weeks ago, I found that Mediviron Clinic offers such service for a more affordable fee and that’s just how I find my way here today.
*Intermission* Back home again after the laser treatment and a bit of window shopping. The window shopping part is mandatory hahaha
Was ushered into the consultation room and had my mole zapped LOL. The procedure lasted less than 5 minutes. Compare to what I did last time, oh boy this hurts quite a bit (；▽；) First time the doctor zapped me, the sting shocked me I involuntarily flinched. The next few zaps, I had to bit my lips and distract myself by focusing on my breathing wth (=__=) Probably have low tolerance towards pain… But the pain only lasted that much, I don’t feel pain afterwards save for occasional short intervals of discomfort.
This is the mole before and right after laser. It appears slightly red and there is a depression scar I’m hoping new skin will grow soon. I was told to give it at least a week and to expect scabs to form in the next few days.
After the treatment, I was given an antibiotic cream to apply twice a day for the next 3-4 days. The doctor also made a follow up appointment in 3 weeks’ time in case the mole grew out on the same spot. In that case, the next laser treatment will be free.
Alrighty, that’s most for my review this time. Will be updating again on the healing progress in this same post
next week in a few weeks’ time~!
ps, I visited Mediviron Clinic but for some reason there was a sign requesting patients to go to Nexus Clinic. I’m not sure of the connection but just so you know the photos are taken inside Nexus Clinic. I entered the clinic and asked the receptionist if I got the right place and I swear she sorta rolled her eyes wth. Guessing she gets that question a lot..
(Update Sept 12th, 2015)
Today’s exactly 3 weeks since I’ve got laser done to remove the mole on my back. Here I’m simply sharing with you snapshots I took over the period to show you the recovery bits.
Don’t mind the different color since they’re taken at different time of the day..
For the first few days I had experience occasional discomfort at the laser-ed part and it gets itchy too. It took a week before some dry skin started forming but I didn’t quite realized when it peeled off.. The laser-ed part still appears pinkish so I’m guessing it will take a little while longer before it completely recover.
I supposedly have a follow up appointment with Mediviron Clinic in case a new mole grows on the same spot but since I didn’t see any signs of that, I decided I could skip it. The nurse told me there probably won’t be a need for it too.
So yeah, this are pretty much most of it. I will try to snap pics on the progress some more though the next update until my skin recovers (if I didn’t get too lazy )
Adios for now!
(Update Dec 12th, 2015)
It’s been almost 5 months now since I had the laser done on my back~!
Haven’t been snapping photos until last week but I haven’t seen much improvement on the scar. At this moment, it still appears pinkish.
I asked and was told it may be because the ‘root’ of the mole may have been quite deep thus it takes a while longer to recover.. Compared to the laser done on my face which only took less than a week before the redness cooled off. I guess I need to apply Bio-oil, hopefully that speeds up the skin’s regeneration process…