Moles are basically an overgrowth of skin cells - a fleshy growth or blemish on the skin. Many people have them. Depending on the number of pigment cells contained in the mole, they may be dark in color or the same color as the surrounding skin. Reasons for removing a mole include suspicion of malignancy (cancer), irritation, or a cosmetically reasons.
Many moles do not pose any sort of health threat; however, if you notice any changes in the shape, size and/or color of a mole, or if a mole starts to bleed, you need to consult a medical professional. We recommend frequent examinations of the skin, to observe and chart any changes. Gardner Dermatology can make this process easy for you.
If you have a concern regarding any type of skin growth, call us for an appointment today.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient and there is no guarantee of specific results.