What is a Mole?

A mole, also known as nevi, is a group of cells that clump together and create pigmentation under the skin. Moles can be pre-existing or can develop from sun exposure. While it is normal for adults to have moles, some can become dangerous.

Moles that display any of the following abnormalities should be checked by a medically trained professional who specializes in dermatology:

Once a mole is checked, your medical provider will determine if the mole requires further examination by means of a simple biopsy. A biopsy will help determine if there is reason for concern.

Moles may also be removed for cosmetic purposes.

Mole Removal

Moles are common and, in most cases, harmless. However, a mole that is new, irregular or asymmetrical in size or coloring, or is growing or changing in appearance should be checked immediately.

After an examination, a medically trained professional will determine if the mole should be removed to prevent the spread of diseased cells.

Moles should only be removed by medically trained professionals experienced in mole removal.

If you are worried about a mole or want to have a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, call and make an appointment with the Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale today at (480) 596-1110.

How are Moles Removed?

There are several common methods for removing a mole. Depending on the type of mole, its size and the reason for removing the mole, a dermatologist may freeze, burn or surgically remove the mole.

If you have new, irregular or changing moles, contact the Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale for a consultation at (480) 596-1110.