Moles occur when skin cells grow in a cluster. This type of skin change is not typically cancerous. Moles often begin appearing in childhood and they can appear anywhere on the body or face. Over time, moles can change color, become raised and some even develop hair growth within the mole. Any mole changes should always be checked by a dermatologist to make sure that it is not developing into melanoma.
If a mole becomes unsightly and causes any emotional or physical distress, it can be removed safely by a dermatologist. This can be accomplished by:
- Cutting the mole out and stitching the area closed
- Shaving the mole down with a blade so no stitches are required
If skin cancer is suspected, the mole will be sent off to be biopsied. Dr. Holy will help you decide which biopsy technique is best.
To learn more about ways to remove moles contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holy.