Moles consist of clusters of pigmented cells. They are usually dark spots and vary in color and size. If you are dealing with a mole that you dislike, you should be happy to know that you have options when it comes to mole removal.
Moles are found on the face, back, legs, arms and torso, but may appear anywhere on the body. Most moles are harmless. If you are concerned about your moles, our specialist can diagnose and prescribe treatment if necessary. People often remove harmless moles for cosmetic reasons or because the moles are located on the body in a place where they are constantly irritated by clothing.
If your mole is precancerous, surgery is the only effective way to remove it. You may be able to find melanoma early if you see a mole changing or find a new one, or if it is itching or bleeding. There are different types of mole removal, the most common involving a simple excision procedure.
During the procedure, we may remove the mole so it is at the same level as the surrounding skin.
After mole removal, the area will heal and you will be free from the mole forever. If it does grow back, you should immediately tell our specialist. You may help prevent moles from forming if you protect your skin from the sun. Being out in the sun for long periods every day may increase the number of moles you get. This is also true for tanning beds and sun lamps. Sunscreen is the number one protection for your skin in the sun if you don’t have shade.
To learn more about mole removal, schedule a consultation with us at Crystal Cove Dermatology. We are located in Newport Beach and happily serve clients in the surrounding areas. Contact us today to book an appointment.