I was nervous at first because I had never had a full body exam. I thought I had a lot of moles but I was educated on what I did have and was surprised that they weren’t all moles but most importantly, no cancer. The staff was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. ~Marcella A.
Moles can be cause for concern. But in some cases, they can be signs of more a more serious medical problem that requires care from a dermatologist. Most people find moles unattractive and would rather have them removed.
At Doctor’s Approach in Okemos, Michigan, our dermatologists and medical staff are experts at treating and removing these growths – and determining whether your moles and warts pose a more serious health threat. To learn how Doctor’s Approach can help you, call today to schedule an appointment.
What Are Moles?
Normal moles are common, small brown blemishes or growths on the skin that appear in the first decades of life in almost everyone. Atypical moles are unusual benign moles that resemble melanoma and indicate an increased risk.
Melanoma is a skin cancer which often looks like an irregularly-shaped, multicolored, or inflamed (red or purple) mole. Our team of skin care experts at Doctor’s Approach can determine whether your mole is of concern, and work with you to devise a treatment plan.
Moles occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation grow in clusters, rather than being spread widely across your skin.
Most moles are not cause for health concerns. But if they change in appearance or size, it could be an indication of skin cancer.
In some patients, abnormal moles can cause pain and itching. They may get scaly or begin to bleed. It’s important to monitor your moles by doing at-home visual checks once a month.
If you are concerned that a mole may be cancerous, or simply want a mole removed for aesthetic reasons, contact Doctors Approach today.
Warts and moles are common, usually harmless skin problems. But in some cases they can be an indicator of serious medical problems. And many people simply want moles and warts removed to look more attractive and feel less self-conscious.
In either case, contact Doctors Approach for the safest and most effective mole treatments.