Mole Removal in Los Angeles
About Mole Removal Surgery
Moles are growths that can be found on the outermost layer of skin. Typically, moles evolve from cells that produce pigment (melanocytes), which group together creating the mole. They can be flesh toned, dark, or light in color and either flat or raised in texture. The most common type of mole is a benign mole. These are harmless and pose no medical risk for the individual.
The second type of mole, on the other hand poses significant risks. The atypical (dysplastic nevi) can keep evolving, eventually into melanoma. Melanoma is a very dangerous form of skin cancer. If you have any moles that change in appearance or look atypical, please have a dermatologist examine it quickly. Melanoma is a serious risk and needs to be discovered as soon as possible.
Benign moles can become bothersome for many individuals. They can appear at any location on the body. Normally they have only one color tone, and have distinct edges along the shape. An atypical mole has certain characteristics that are important to look for. Usually there is a mixture of colors, with irregular edges. If you have any questions about what category a certain mole falls into, please contact a dermatologist for an examination. If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to schedule a private consultation appointment to discuss the removal of benign moles, please call our office.
Epione of Los Angeles offers Mole Removal Surgery. If you are interested in learning more about the options available, please contact our office.
A good candidate for Mole Removal Surgery is an individual that is in general good health, wishes to remove unsightly benign moles and has realistic expectations.
At the consultation visit, the physician will discuss with you any pre-treatment guidelines as well as post-procedure care. At any time, if you have concerns regarding the treatment or recovery process, it is important for you to call and speak with one of our staff.
We cannot stress enough the importance of skin cancer prevention and early diagnoses. If you have a mole and are unsure of its risk level regarding cancer, please have it examined by a dermatologist as soon as possible.