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What is

mole removal?

A mole, also known as a nevus, is a common type of skin growth that can appear anywhere on the body. Moles are usually dark in color and can be either flat or raised. While most moles are benign and harmless, some can develop into skin cancer, so it's important to have any new or changing moles checked by a dermatologist.

A dermatologist can usually diagnose a mole by examining it visually. They may also use a dermatoscope, which is a special magnifying device that allows them to see the mole in more detail. In some cases, a dermatologist may recommend a skin biopsy, which involves removing a small sample of the mole and sending it to a laboratory for analysis.

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Treatment Options


If a mole is found to be cancerous or at risk of becoming cancerous, a dermatologist may recommend surgical removal. Mole removal is a simple procedure that can be done under local anesthesia. Depending on the size and location of the mole, the dermatologist may use one of several techniques to remove it, including:

Shave Excision: This method involves using a small blade to shave the mole off at skin level. This is often used for raised moles or those that protrude from the skin.

Excisional Biopsy: This method involves cutting out the entire mole, along with a margin of normal skin around it. This is often used for larger moles or those that are suspected to be cancerous.

Laser Therapy: This method uses a laser to break down the pigment in the mole, causing it to fade away over time.

Mole Monitoring: If you have a history of atypical moles or skin cancer, we recommend that you have regular mole monitoring appointments with our dermatologists. During these appointments, we will examine any existing moles and check for new ones. We will also document the size, shape, and color of your moles to monitor any changes over time.By monitoring your moles regularly, we can detect any changes early on and provide prompt treatment if necessary. Early detection is key to successful treatment of skin cancer, so it's important to schedule regular mole monitoring appointments if you are at high risk.

Skin Cancer Screening: In addition to mole examinations, our dermatologists offer comprehensive skin cancer screenings to check for any other signs of skin cancer. During the screening, we will examine your entire body, including areas that are not typically exposed to the sun. We will look for any suspicious growths, moles, or spots and determine whether they need further testing or treatment.If we detect any signs of skin cancer during the screening, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of care and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.

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- Mariah C

Dr. Patel is very knowledgeable and helpful. First time I went in he spotted my problem just by looking and immediately assigned me treatment. After following his regiment for a couple of months, it has completely healed. He also was able to check several other areas and prescribed medications for those areas. I highly recommend.

- Geoffrey W.

I started suffering from hormonal acne last October and visited many different dermatologists to find a sustainable solution. Dr. Patel is the only doctor who was committed to healing my skin. He saw me every 2 weeks to monitor my treatment and had effectively cleared my skin since I began seeing him in February! I am extremely grateful for him and his entire practice.

- Emily S.

I am very happy I found Dr. Patel he knew right away my hair loss issue, diagnosed it and began the treatment regiment. He is so knowledgeable and takes good care of you. I’ve seen rapid results in just 2 visits.The front desk staff are courteous and professional as well, and the wait times are very minimal. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Patel for your all your skin concerns, you won’t be disappointed.

- Christina A.

Dr. Patel is amazing. Not only is he great, but he will resolve any issues presented to him. I first came to see him for some skin tags and moles I wanted to remove, which he did. Also, I brought in my mother who was suffering from furuncle … something i’ve never heard from, but Dr. Patel recommended some medicine and my mom skin has cleared up 100%. I love his extreme intelligence and ambition to help with any dermatology issue. I would definitely recommend Dr. Patel to anyone dealing with any skin issue.

- Michael G.

Can moles be harmful?
Most mole removal procedures are typically painless. You may experience some discomfort during the healing process, but it is usually mild and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Will mole removal leave a scar?
All mole removal procedures will leave some type of scar, but Dr. Patel will do his best to minimize scarring. Depending on the size and location of the mole, the scar may be barely noticeable.
How long does it take to recover from mole removal?
Recovery time depends on the type of mole removal procedure. Shave removal and laser removal typically have a shorter recovery time than surgical excision. Dr. Patel will provide you with post-procedure instructions to help you recover quickly and safely.
How often should I have my moles checked?
It's a good idea to have your moles checked by a dermatologist once a year, especially if you have a history of skin cancer or have a large number of moles.

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