There are a few different types of moles, and understanding the type of mole you have will help you better manage any changes in its appearance and seek appropriate treatment. The types of moles are:
Any type of mole can develop into melanoma, but visiting our clinic and understanding your risks can help you diagnose and treat melanoma before it becomes a danger to your health and longevity.
You may want to seek treatment for a mole if you suspect it is melanoma, but sometimes you may also want to eliminate a mole that is unattractive, distracting, or annoying. There are generally two types of removal methods for moles. One is called a surgical shave, where a blade is used to remove the mole, but doesn’t go deep under the surface of the skin. The other type of treatment is called surgical excision, where your entire mole is removed, including tissue underneath the skin. For larger moles, you may need stitches to close the incision. Under both treatment methods, the tissue that is removed will be analyzed under a microscope to check for any cancerous cells.
Mole removal is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to resume your daily activities shortly after leaving the clinic. You may experience some slight pain or discomfort depending on the size and depth of the mole that was removed. Our doctor will also advise you about aftercare where necessary, and provide you with important skincare tips. We recommend wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, and regularly examining existing moles to monitor any changes in their color, shape, or size. If you become suspicious of any evolving moles, see our dermatologist to have them examined.
The friendly and experienced staff at Advanced Skin Care, Dermatology, and Plastic Surgery are highly-respected in the industry for their attention to detail and successful treatments for skin irregularities. We focus on utilizing advanced technology to offer effective treatment with natural results, while keeping your comfort and safety as top priorities. Moles are often unattractive and can develop cancerous cells that can lead to further health problems. If you have moles that are suspicious in nature or you feel distract from your appearance, schedule a consultation at our clinic to seek treatment.