Moles are a common skin condition, with the average person having between 10 and 40 moles, according to the Mayo Clinic. While mostly harmless, some moles can be annoying, unattractive, or even the first signs of skin cancer.
Are you tired of your moles and considering removal options? At Georgia Dermatology Partners, experienced dermatologists offer mole removal services to suit your needs.
Types of Moles
Understanding the type of mole you have is the first step toward effective treatment. Most moles are benign and pose no health risks. However, dysplastic moles can be a warning sign for melanoma, the most severe form of skin cancer. This makes it crucial to keep an eye on your moles for any changes in size, color, or shape.
Mole Removal Methods
At Georgia Dermatology Partners, we offer a variety of mole removal techniques. These include:
- Excision: This method involves shaving off the mole with a blade or making a deeper incision for moles that extend under the skin. Some stitches might be required.
- Freezing: Liquid nitrogen is applied to freeze the mole, causing the cells to die off. The mole will usually peel off in a week or two.
- Burning: An electric current is used to burn off the mole. Larger moles may require multiple sessions for complete removal.
Each of these methods is quick and efficient, requiring only a few minutes for the procedure.
Importance of Mole Screening
Before proceeding with mole removal, a mole screening is strongly recommended, especially if you have a large number of unusual moles or a history of skin cancer. Georgia Dermatology Partners relies on high-resolution photos to map your moles, providing a detailed skin history. Early detection is critical when treating melanoma effectively, and mole mapping helps with that process.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re considering mole removal for cosmetic or medical reasons, Georgia Dermatology Partners is your go-to clinic for efficient, professional service. The practice’s board-certified dermatologists are trained in the latest mole removal techniques to ensure the best possible outcome for all their patients.
To schedule your consultation, call them today at 770.972.4845. With offices in Loganville, Snellville, Braselton, and Brookhaven, GA, you can find a Georgia practice to meet your needs.