Most adults have moles (medically known as nevi). Often the growths are present since childhood, with some becoming lighter or darker and more prominent as the child gets older. A nevus usually stays the same and can present anywhere on the skin as appearing:
While most moles are harmless, Dr. Weishar advises her patients to watch their moles. Especially since the moles can become cancerous.
It is important to know the different types of moles to know when to schedule an office visit.
Dr. Weishar’s patients usually visit her for diagnosis and treatment when their mole changes in appearance. Patients have concerns when the skin growth becomes a nuisance (rubs against clothes) or looks unattractive.
Dr. Weishar removes moles leaving minimum scarring, using several techniques:
We use a numbing cream before the procedure and a topical cream after to prevent infection during treatment. In addition, we examine moles after the removal to rule out any underlying cause for concern, such as skin cancer.
Dr. Margo Weishar is a trusted authority in dermatology and has been voted as Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctor since 2018. Her use of advanced technology and techniques ensures consistent results in the best interest of all patients at Springhouse Dermatology.
Book your mole removal consultation with Dr. Weishar for absolute peace of mind in diagnosis, treatment, and care.
Limiting your exposure to UV rays can help minimize your risk of developing skin cancer. So, invest in adequate sun protection, wear a sunhat, and UV protective clothing. Also, remember to keep an eye on your moles and check for any size, shape, or color changes.
No, it is best to consult a dermatologist. Most insurance plans cover mole removal. Home mole removal can cause more harm than good.
In addition to a higher risk of side effects, you risk infection. If your mole is cancerous, you risk further spread of melanoma to the surrounding skin.