Treatment For Moles In Philly

Dr. Margo Weishar is a trusted double board-certified dermatologist and the founder of Springhouse Dermatology. She consults with many patients throughout Bucks and Montgomery County and treats many skin conditions, including moles.

Haute Beauty Living recognized her outstanding commitment and passion for cosmetic and medical dermatology. She is the leading skincare expert, and contributor, for the Philly area.

Mole Symptoms

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:

  • Round in shape
  • Flat or slightly raised
  • Brown in color, even though some may be red, black, or tan.

While most moles are harmless, Dr. Weishar advises her patients to watch their moles. Especially since the moles can become cancerous.

Different Type Of Moles

It is important to know the different types of moles to know when to schedule an office visit.

  • Common or acquired These are the nevi that most people have; they are harmless and do not change in color, shape, and size. They appear on the skin after birth.
  • Atypical These are bigger than a pencil eraser, are different colors, and are odd in shape.
  • Congenital This type of mole is present at birth. It can be small or large – the bigger the mole, the greater the risk of melanoma.
  • Spitz nevus These are dome-shaped nevi that look like melanoma. Some bleed and come in various colors, like pink, red, or black.

Treatment For Moles

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:

  1. Excision with a surgical blade
  2. Surgical shave
  3. Laser treatment
  4. Liquid nitrogen

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.

Why Choose Us

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prevent moles from becoming cancerous?

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.

Is it safe to remove a mole yourself?

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.

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Dr. Margo Weishar
Board Certified Dermatologist, Montgomery County

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