Living with moles
Mole removal is an optional procedure that can be performed by a top Charlotte dermatologist. Moles are distinctly unique because they can exist on your body in relative obscurity, and some can be so prominent that they seem to be their own entity. Prominent moles are viewed differently by every individual. Some see it as a mark of beauty, and some can see it as an embarrassing skin defect. Patients that consider mole removal, are elated to get rid of something that detracts from their appearance, and some may see it as necessary to remove a favored characteristic that has grown out of control.
Explaining mole removal
The great majority of moles do not require treatment. Dermatologists are willing to remove moles at a patient’s request. The most common reason for a patient requesting mole removal is because that patient finds their mole unattractive. In other cases, the dermatologist has determined that the mole presents a high risk for skin cancer. Mole removal is a simple procedure that is performed right in the dermatologist’s office. Occasionally, it may require a second visit. The most common technique for mole removal is surgical excision, depending upon the size and characteristics of the mole. If your top Charlotte dermatologist deems it necessary, he or she will send a sample of the mole to a lab for cancer screening. The skin heals naturally after mole removal. It is important to monitor the site, and if the mole grows back, schedule an appointment to see your top Charlotte dermatologist immediately. This could be a sign of melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
Leave it to a dermatologist
Like every other medical procedure, you will experience the best outcome when board certified and trained healthcare professionals perform treatment. You should never attempt to shave a mole off at home because you run an extremely high risk of infection at the site. You can also disfigure your skin, leaving a permanent scar. Most importantly, if you attempt to remove a mole that contains skin cancer, some of the cancer cells can spread to other areas.
Mole removal by Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte, NC
If you are finding it difficult to live with one or more of your moles, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide the most effective treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.
Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your mole(s) or any other skin condition.