Growth removal is best done by a physician experienced in the latest technologies. Many people have moles, warts, pigmented spots and other lesions on their head, face and neck. Most of these growths are benign, however, some growth may be pre-malignant or malignant cancerous moles. Moles that change shape, texture, color or size should be examined and possibly removed for biopsy. Many patients have benign growths that they wish removed for cosmetic reasons. For removal of these growths for cosmetic purposes it is best to see a physician who is experienced in the latest techniques to minimize your chance of scarring.
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Every patient should examine their moles and present them to their doctor if they notice the following danger signs. Follow the simple A, B, C, D’s of examination. They may be signs of malignant melanoma.
|A = AsymmetryOne half of the mole unlike the other half|| B = BorderIrregular
border not round or distinct
|C = Color VariedColor or shade differences from one area to another, may be tan, brown, black red or blue||D = DiameterWatch for diameters larger than a pencil eraser|
Frequently Asked Questions
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- What should I do prior to having a mole removed?
- When removing a mole it is important to have it evaluated by a board certified dermatologist to determine whether or not the mole could be cancerous.
- What procedures are used in removing the mole?
- Dr. Hall uses the newest technologies in radio frequency and lasers to remove and treat moles, blood vessels, and other growths.