You may find the following information helpful when considering mole removal. With time our skin starts to form blemishes, scars, or other skin abnormalities that we wish weren't there. We all have moles, some are even with us at birth. Most think of moles as a dark spot but they can come in a wide range of appearance. They are usually brown in color and can grow anywhere on the body. While most moles are harmless, some can be dangerous and contain skin cancer. To help recognize harmful moles remember the following: ABCD. A stands for Asymmetry (one half doesn't match the other). B stands for Border (the edges of the mole are blurred or irregular). C stands for Color (Different shades of color) and D for Diameter (larger than a pencil eraser). Do not worry though because our specialists at the Dermatology Laser Center & Spa at San Marcos, TX can help you get rid of those moles. There are various methods for mole removal including shaving even with the surface (for raised moles) and an excision with sutures. When shaving, the scarring is usually minimal but the mole can return therefore we recommend excising atypical moles. In either case, mole removal is typically a simple procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia. Your safety is our number one priority so get your skin checked out to make sure it's just a harmless skin abnormality. Moles that are removed should be examined microscopically by a trained specialist, such as a dermatopathologist, to rule out the possibility of cancer.
Our dermatologists will determine if your mole is suspicious for cancer or harmless. Even if the mole isn't dangerous and you still want to get rid of it for beauty reasons, we at Dermatology Laser Center & Spa can still help. Our highly trained physicians will help you get started on the process of removing that mole.
So if you are in need of a mole removal or just want them checked then make sure to contact Dermatology Laser Center & Spa today for a consultation.