Moles are common pigmented lesions on the skin. They are a collection of melanin pigment producing cells that can appear anywhere on the body.
Changes in any of your moles or a new mole can potentially signify the mole is cancerous or melanoma. To help keep your skin healthy, we recommend the following:
A dermatologist can remove a mole during an office visit for a biopsy to have it checked by a pathologist under a microscope for signs of cell abnormality.
Surgical excision: The dermatologist cuts out the entire mole and stitches the skin closed.
Shave removal: The dermatologist uses a surgical razor blade to remove the mole and no stitches are required.
Excel V laser: Excel V can be used for the cosmetic treatment of brown spots that do not need a biopsy, such as freckles, sun spots and age spots.