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Three moles were gone in less than three minutes. It took one treatment to remove Tuesday Moriarty’s three moles on her face using an Erbium Laser by Dr. Greg Alouf of Alouf Aesthetics.
This laser is “such a precise tool,” Alouf says. The laser targets water and basically burns off the tissue, he says. “It’s so clean and precise.”
The Erbium Laser, a resurfacing laser, produces less scaring, generally speaking, than the CO2 laser, according to Alouf. “This is another type of laser that not many people have,” he says.
Dr. Greg Alouf uses the Erbium Laser to take off the moles. This laser targets water, essentially burning off the mole in a precise way.
Alouf describes the way he cuts the moles on Moriarty’s face slightly below the surface of the skin to a pond, which will fill up over time, making it level. Moriarty’s face, with the tiny indented area where the mole once was, will fill up, just like a pond, producing even skin and not a raised area or bump.
“He cuts them deep, to even up,” says Moriarty.
Like an artist, Alouf can “artistically carve off the mole after the numbing,” he says.
And after the numbing, Moriarty says, “The procedure was not anywhere near intolerable. [It] stung a little, but really wasn’t that bad.” It took less than a minute for each mole to be removed.
Moriarty’s face has healed, although not to 100 percent, she says adding there’s a little bit of an indention still. The healing really started to accelerate, however, when Moriarty quit smoking. After four days without cigarettes, her face has started to look even better, she says.
Moriarty discovered that smoking can really affect your healing time after experience with another procedure in which the doctor told her to stop smoking. “Not smoking makes that much of a difference,” she says.