MOLE REMOVAL: MOLE NO MORE?!
Most people have a few moles on their face or body and the number may increase during the life time. Not all moles are worrisome and some are even considered attractive, i.e; beauty marks.
However, there are many who wish nothing more than to have their moles removed for cosmetic reasons. Others MUST have them removed and biopsied as they may be suspicious for skin malignancy.
- Cosmetic Reason To remove a Mole.
A patient may not like the cosmetic appearance of the mole or it may interfere with normal shaving or even application of make up.
Mole removal is generally considered a simple procedure. However, it must be done with precision and complete work up including pathology to evaluate for abnormal cells.
- Medical Reason To remove a Mole.
Moles should be removed if they are suspicious of being cancerous or precancourous.
A few of the warning signs:
- * Irregular borders
- *Uneven color
- *Larger than 6mm ( Eraser head)
- * Patient has more than 50 moles
- * The mole is changing in color, size, borders,…
- *Bleeding, itching or a tender mole
Yearly evaluation by a dermatologist and routine self exams are necessary to help with early diagnosis and intervention.
Dr. Babak Farzaneh of Farzaneh Cosmetic Surgery performs mole removal in chino/ chino hills office. Please call for a consultation to discuss your options.