Most people have moles somewhere on their body. In the majority of instances moles are harmless. If they’re not on a noticeable part of the body, they are easily ignored. Some see their moles as what makes them unique. They may even refer to them as beauty marks. If a mole is very small, many people prefer to leave it alone. They figure that it doesn’t hurt them, and so there’s really no reason to expend the time, money, or energy on mole removal.
However, if the mole starts to grow or if a person starts to develop a number of moles on their skin, they may want to have our dermatologist remove the moles. Mole removal can be done for purely cosmetic reasons. Others opt to have this treatment done because they are worried that if they don’t address their moles now, they’re going to lead to more serious issues in the future.
Using Mole Removal to Avoid Developing Melanoma
As we mentioned at the outset, the majority of moles are harmless. However, you may start to notice that your moles are changing in color, size, or shape. This may be an indication that your moles are developing a rare type of skin cancer called melanoma. If this is the case, it is wise to have our dermatologist examine the mole and then have the mole removed before it becomes a problematic issue that threatens your health.
This is especially true if you are in a family that has a history of skin cancer. Removing moles preemptively under the supervision and guidance of medical professionals is a great way to prevent skin cancer and other serious skin conditions. Remember, mole removal is a serious thing. Regardless of what you might see on the Internet or have heard from a friend, mole removal is not something that a person should try to do themselves. In addition to accidentally hurting yourself while trying to remove the mole, you might actually prevent your dermatologist from catching certain types of skin cancer during their early stages when they can be easily treated.
Mole Removal for Cosmetic Reasons
The vast majority of people get their moles removed because they don’t like the way that they make them look. People usually have moles removed that are on their face, on their neck, or on other parts of their body that cannot be easily covered with clothing. If moles are negatively affecting your self-esteem, mole removal is an excellent way to do something about it.
Do you live in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Dacula, Duluth, Buford, Snellville, or the surrounding area and have highly visible moles that are robbing you of your self-esteem? Are you concerned that your moles might indicate skin cancer? If so, let the professionals at Center for Dermatology in Lawrenceville show you how mole removal can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!