Mole Removal In Swansea, IL

What Are Moles?

Moles are usually brown, pink, or black growths that may appear anywhere on the body. It is extremely important that any suspicious mole or lesion be checked by a Board-Certified Dermatologist, or dermatology trained Nurse Practioner (NP) or Physicians Assistant (PA) to rule out skin cancer. Moles can appear in different sizes and different shapes. Moles can be flat, raised, and can appear individually or in a patch. According to The American Academy of Dermatology, it is not uncommon for you to have 10-40 moles throughout your skin.

Dermatologist checking mole through magnifying glass, skin cancer prevention

It is extremely important to have body checks on a routine basis to ensure that any mole that increases in size, color, or shape is not overlooked as a potential for melanoma. A rapidly changing mole is very serious as it could represent melanoma, which can be life-threatening.

Types Of Moles

Congenital Nevi

These types of moles are usually present at birth or early in childhood.

Common Moles

These are usually smaller than a pencil eraser, oval in shape, and evenly colored.

Dysplastic Moles

This type of mole may appear anywhere on the body but often appears where you are exposed to the sun, most commonly on the back. They may also appear on the breast and scalp with minimal to no sun exposure. Many people who have dysplastic moles are subject to an increased number of other common moles, and those people with more than 5 dysplastic are at increased risk for melanoma.


Treatment Of Moles

When you schedule your annual skin check, we will offer to perform a total body skin exam. If moles are observed, we will reassure you regarding normal appearing moles, but we may suggest that a mole be removed via a simple in-office procedure. This mole will be sent to a qualified lab for proper diagnosis and assurance that the mole is non-cancerous.


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To make an appointment, call Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa in Swansea, IL today at 618-628-2588 . We accept most health insurance programs.

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