Moles, Tags, Warts

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Moles, Skin Tags, Warts, Laser Therapy, Dr. Hannah Vu, Orange County, Los Angeles County

Laser therapy is a dynamic treatment for the removal of moles, skin tags and warts. Thanks to advancements in laser technology, providers can utilize these efficient and precise tools to remove skin imperfections without the need for invasive surgery. 

At SkinZone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hannah Vu provides effective laser therapy procedures for patients in the Southern California area (Los Angeles County and Orange County, California). She is an experienced aesthetic surgeon who uses cutting-edge technology to provide natural-looking results. For more information about mole, skin tag, and wart removal at SkinZone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, call (626) 329-4555 (Alhambra), (714) 361-1555 (Santa Ana), or visit our contact page , or visit our “book now” button on our website www., and select “consultation skin” after you create your online account.

Moles, Tags, and Warts


Moles are skin growths that can be present at birth or appear later on. They can be many colors, including brown, pink, red, or black. They are typically benign, though they can turn into malignant instances of cancer. They occur as a result of abnormal cell growth. 

Skin Tags

Skin tags are growths that protrude out of the skin. Some skin tags dangle off of the skin, while others are firmly rooted. They typically occur when the skin rubs against something, such as other skin, jewelry or clothing. Skin tags are harmless, though they can be bothersome.


Warts are growths that develop on the skin as a result of certain strains of virus, though they are typically caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). They are benign and harmless, though they can be aesthetically undesirable and cause discomfort as a result of irritation.

About Laser Therapy

If you have moles, skin tags, or warts, you know how aggravating and embarrassing they can be. You just want to get rid of them fast, with no residual scarring. Fortunately, today’s laser technology or radiofrequency technology combined with Dr. Vu’s artistic cosmetic skills allow her to produce excellent results for her patients. Advancements in laser technology have allowed surgeons like Dr. Vu to penetrate deeply enough within the skin to remove these imperfections. 

To perform laser therapy, Dr. Vu uses a specialized tool to apply focused light energy or radiofrequency energy on the imperfection. She is able to penetrate to the root of the imperfection, preventing it from reappearing and stimulating collagen production within the skin.

Benefits of Laser Therapy

There are several benefits to removing moles, skin tags and warts with laser therapy. These include:

  • Avoiding invasive surgery
  • Removing imperfections with less visible scarring than surgical excision
  • Achieving a smoother and healthier appearance
  • Getting rid of annoying skin tags that get caught on clothing
  • Allowing for a quick and easy procedure with little to no downtime for recovery

Who is a Candidate for Laser Therapy?

If you have an unsightly mole, an annoying skin tag, or a pesky wart, you may be a good candidate for laser therapy at SkinZone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery. This treatment is great for patients who want to avoid surgical excision to remove their imperfection. However, there are a few things that may mean laser therapy is not the best option for you. If you have any skin conditions near your targeted treatment area, the laser may cause unnecessary damage. If you have very dark skin, this treatment may cause hypopigmentation, in which the skin treated by the laser will be noticeably lighter than what surrounds it. You should be in relatively good health if you want to benefit from this procedure.

If you have a mole, and you are worried that it may be showing signs of melanoma, you should see a specialist before considering ways to have it removed. 

Personal Consultation

At your personal consultation, Dr. Vu will answer any questions you have about the laser therapy treatment. She will inspect your skin condition and determine if laser therapy is the best way to address it. She will also ask you some questions about your medical history, and about any current conditions that you may have. If you are taking any prescription medications, be sure to let her know. Some medications may cause complications or impact your ability to heal from the laser treatment. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Vu will create a personalized treatment plan to help you remove your imperfection. She can give you an accurate cost estimate for your treatment as well. At the end of your consultation, you can schedule your first treatment session with us. Call (626) 329-4555 (Alhambra), (714) 361-1555 (Santa Ana), or fill out this form for more details. 


As part of your treatment plan, Dr. Vu may ask you to temporarily stop the use of certain prescription medications that may be at odds with the laser therapy procedure. If your treatment area is in a part of your body on which you use topical creams or products, do not use anything with acidic ingredients for a week before your treatment. These products can increase sensitivity and lead to irritation. Avoid NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) like ibuprofen and aspirin, as well as vitamin E and herbal supplements. These substances thin the blood and can increase bruising during recovery. You should also refrain from smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol as you prepare and while you recover from your procedure. Thoroughly preparing for your laser therapy procedure will increase the safety and efficacy of your treatment while making your recovery a smoother process. 

Laser Procedure

At SkinZone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, we perform laser therapy or radiofrequency therapy as an outpatient procedure. To begin, Dr. Vu will numb the area with a local anesthetic. This will ensure that you feel no discomfort during the procedure. She will then use a laser to remove the imperfection. She will apply the focused laser energy or radiofrequency energy down to the root of the imperfection beneath the outer layer of skin. This can prevent the imperfection from reappearing down the line. 


We will provide you with recovery instructions to ensure the proper healing of your treatment area. Depending on the details of your treatment, Dr. Vu may recommend medical scar gel that will decrease the likelihood of a visible scar forming and speed up the healing process.

After your laser therapy procedure, you may experience some redness, swelling, or sensitivity in your treatment area. These symptoms should subside on their own. You may develop scabbing, which will resolve after a few days to reveal new and healthy skin. Be sure to keep the area clean and moisturized. Avoid sun exposure to prevent irritation and pigmentation. 


Moles, Skin Tags, Warts, Laser Therapy, Dr. Hannah Vu, Orange County, Los Angeles County

The skin on your treatment area may appear pink and shiny immediately after your treatment area has healed. This should even out to a natural skin tone after several weeks. With Dr. Hannah Vu’s refined technique, there will be minimal risk of scarring. 

Complementary Procedures 

At SkinZone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, we offer additional procedures that can complement the results of your laser therapy by addressing issues and enhancing other areas of your skin.

Acne Treatment

For severe acne that cannot be addressed by simply washing your face, Dr. Vu provides an array of treatments. She can inspect your acne and determine what the best solution will be. She will choose between various injections, oral medications, antibiotics, or topical creams and ointments. In some cases, she can use a laser therapy that is similar to the procedure she will use to get rid of your moles, skin tags, or warts. This will resurface your skin, eliminating the acne in the process. By stimulating collagen production, laser therapy can reduce acne by causing new cells to grow in place of the acne-infested skin. It can also regenerate skin affected by acne scars to make them fade. 

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How Much Does Mole Removal Cost in Santa Ana?

The exact cost of your laser therapy will depend on the details of your treatment plan and the number of sessions that you need. To learn more about how much laser therapy costs at SkinZone Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, call (626) 329-4555 (Alhambra), (714) 361-1555 (Santa Ana), or contact us online. 


Why choose laser therapy over surgery for mole, skin tag, and wart removal?

Laser therapy for mole, skin tag, and wart removal can address your imperfections without the need for incisions that will leave surgical scars. It can provide the same results as surgery with a simpler healing process and less chance of leaving visible scarring.

How can laser therapy remove moles, skin tags, and warts?

By applying focused laser energy or radiofrequency energy to imperfections, a controlled injury destroys the relevant tissue and cells, causing them to fall off. The laser also stimulates collagen production, which can encourage a healing process that leads to smooth and natural-looking skin. 

Is laser therapy painful?

Dr. Vu applies the treatment area with a local anesthetic that prevents any possible discomfort during the procedure. 


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