Moles

Almost every adult has one or two moles. Most moles do not require skin care treatment. However, you should be concerned about a mole when you notice any of the following signs:

  • pain
  • itching or burning
  • bleeding
  • rough, scaly or crusty texture
  • asymmetric shape
  • irregular border
  • uneven and unusual color
  • diameter greater than a pencil eraser
  • evolving or changing mole
  • mole develops after age 20

If you notice any changes in the size, shape, color, or elevation of your moles, it’s important to have it checked out by a skin care specialist. Normal moles will remain the same over the years, but any changes in its appearance or size may be a common sign of skin cancer.

For patients in need of mole removal, SkinSpeaks offers the following skin care treatment plans:


Treatments

  • Surgical excision

    The dermatology provider cuts out the entire mole and stitches the skin closed. If your skin care specialist suspects that the mole contains cancer, the mole will be sent to a lab and examined under a microscope.

  • Surgical shave

    Your SkinSpeaks’ dermatology expert will use a surgical blade to remove the mole.