Moles & Mole Removal
Moles are pigmented spots or patches of skin with various colors. Moles are common in adults and are most commonly found on people with light skin. Moles normally begin to appear during childhood and will grow as you grow. Change in color is also a common occurrence, with some moles becoming lighter and others darkening, these changes are expected and rarely can be seen as a sign of Melanoma skin cancer.
Aesthetic Mole Removal
Because most moles are harmless they do not require treatment or removal. If you have a common mole in an unwanted place and dislike the mole’s appearance, it is in most cases possible to have them removed.
For cosmetic mole removals there are a few removal methods that can be used. Set up your appointment with Dr. George to hear more about our mole removal process.
Moles & Skin Cancer
It is important to get to know your moles so you can recognize if they change. New moles and changes to existing moles on adults can indicate a serious skin condition like skin cancer that will need treatment. Melanoma skin cancer is most often seen in the form of an unusual mole, sore, lump, blemish, marking or change in the skin.
Dr. George specializes in the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer. Though most moles and birthmarks are harmless the ABCDEs are warning signs that help Dr. Mary Noël George detect the warning signs of melanoma and distinguish a common mole from it’s more serious form:
One half of the mole is different than the other half.
A mole with irregular, scalloped, or jagged borders.
Often have multiple colors or dark, variegated colors.
Moles larger than a pencil eraser (6 mm).
Any growing, changing, or symptomatic mole.
If your mole is showing the warning signs seen above in the ABCDE’s, schedule your appointment with our Board Certified Dermatologist today.