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Moles are quite common and can occur anywhere on the skin. They may be single or appear in groups and are dark in color. Early childhood through age twenty is the time when most moles are discovered. Having up to 40 moles by the time a person is an adult is nothing unusual. Fortunately, most moles are benign.
Moles are not the same as lentignines, freckles or a condition called papulosis nigra – all of which can be removed simple with diolite laser.
Mole removal, whether for cosmetic or preventive reasons, require a fair level of surgical skills to prevent unpleasant scarring and you would be wise to choose a dermatologic or plastic surgeon.
Concern over the presence of moles on the skin is mainly an issue of appearance for most persons. A dermatologist can remove moles from skin using one of several techniques. It is best to not try removal yourself. If a mole is suspicious looking, a dermatologist can run tests to determine if the mole is cancerous and/or should be removed. Consult a dermatologist if a mole begins to crack, bleed, ooze or become itchy or painful.
Although moles are a normal skin condition, care should be taken because some moles exhibit changes in size, shape or color. A few moles will become raised up over the skin level. Others may show no change or even disappear. Hair might also be seen growing on a mole.
A visit to a professional dermatologist can put to rest many concerns a person may have about a mole. Any abnormality of the skin should be looked at and possibly biopsied to be sure it is not cancerous. Below are some common questions people have when they visit a dermatologist’s office.