SKIN TAG, MOLE, WARTS REMOVAL
What is a Mole?Moles, also medically known as melanocyte nevi, are skin lesions that we develop naturally throughout our life. Almost everyone has a few moles. Hormonal changes, especially during adolescence or pregnancy, often cause more moles to appear and existing ones to enlarge or darken. Moles can be classified as either typical or atypical.
Typical moles, might be unwanted cosmeticallyTypical moles which have not changed in shape and color for years may be a “beauty mark” to some or annoying and unappealing to others. If you don’t like your moles cosmetically, come in for a complimentary consultation to learn about your removal options.
Above, you can see the before and after photos from one of our mole removal cases. If you have an unwanted mole that you do not like cosmetically and you would like to have it removed, simply give us a call to schedule a free consultation. We will educate you about how easily it can be removed and usually with a barely visible mark or scar. Learn more about typical moles and cosmetic mole removal.
Atypical Moles, might be Suspicious for cancerAtypical moles are unusual looking moles, also known as dysplastic nevi. Such a mole may resemble melanoma; diagnosis can be confirmed only with a skin biopsy and not with naked eye or evaluation with a dermoscope. In general, these types of moles are not cancerous themselves but their presence is a sign of increased risk of developing melanoma in a mole or elsewhere on the body. The risk of a single atypical mole to become cancerous is 1/100 compare to an ordinary mole to become cancerous 1/3000. If you have such a suspicious mole then you inherited increased chance of developing melanoma and you need to be well educated regarding your knowledge of Melanoma and have regular skin check by your doctor.
Other Skin Lesions That Look Like a Mole
There are numerous other types of skin lesions that might look like a mole. If any such a skin lesion is new, changing, growing, irritating, bleeding or hurting then it must be evaluated and properly treated.
Some mole like lesions can be an early manifestation of an internal disease or early sign of a skin cancer. In such a case the lesion must be evaluated clinically, more in depth with dermoscope and, if recommended, biopsied to confirm the diagnosis and rule out internal disease or skin cancer.
How We Remove MolesNot every mole should be removed using the same technique. There are a lot of factors involved in choosing the best plan with an amazing final result. During the consultation, we will provide you with more photos of our procedures to ensure you are well informed about the plan. After the consultation, there is no obligation to proceed with the procedure; you can take your time to make your own decision. We will always give you enough time to ask more questions and feel comfortable with the final plan. We provide all of our skin surgeries with no pain since we offer different types of anesthesia such as topical creams, cooling devices and if needed.
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