What are Moles?
Moles come in various shapes and sizes—they can be raised or flat, dark in color, pink or flesh-toned. They can be present at birth or appear over time. Most moles are harmless and some are even considered attractive—as in a beauty spot—but moles can also be bothersome, especially if they make shaving difficult or because they catch on clothing or jewelry. Mole removal for cosmetic purposes can also enhance appearance and drastically improve a person’s self-esteem.
Mole removal is also an important step in the early detection of skin cancer. In some cases, a dermatologist will recommend the removal of a mole they suspect of being pre-cancerous. Analysis of the mole can provide an early warning sign about the person’s risk of developing skin cancer. Skin cancer may be the most common form of cancer, but it is also the most curable when detected and treated early!
Scarring is one of the most important considerations in mole removal, especially if the surgery is being performed for cosmetic reasons. Our board-certified dermatologists utilize a range of mole removal techniques and consult closely with each patient as they develop their treatment recommendation.
Mole removal is quick and relatively pain-free, and our board certified dermatologists are experts in achieving minimal, if not zero, scarring. Because you're beuatiful inside and out.
If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.