At one time, moles were considered beauty marks. But for many people, not only do moles cause aesthetic concerns, they may also develop into cancer. Warning signs include:
Moles that become cancerous, called melanomas, need to be removed immediately to avoid spreading.
Whether a mole is removed for cosmetic reasons, because it rubs on clothes or is otherwise bothersome, or if it is suspected or confirmed to be cancerous, most can be safely and quickly removed through surgical excision. Using a local anesthetic, we will ensure the mole is completely removed so it cannot grow or spread. Because an incision will be made, there will be a scar, but we are especially careful to make the scar as inconspicuous as possible.
Call the Dermatologic SurgiCenter in Philadelphia, PA, to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation and discuss the best treatment option to remove unwanted moles.