Almost everyone has a mole somewhere on his or her body. Most are benign and only require removal if the patient dislikes the appearance; but sometimes moles become cancerous, which creates a medical need for removal. Staying aware of your skin and new mole development is a wise practice.
The Common Mole: The little spots you notice on your arms and legs are probably common moles. New moles can develop from sun exposure or from aging. These small spots are typically less than 5 millimeters in diameter with a neutral coloring like brown or tan. It’s wise to keep an eye on common moles to notice any unusual changes when they occur. When an individual notices growth, difference in texture or size, change in color, or itchiness, consider consulting a primary care physician or dermatologist.
While there are many other types of moles, this is the most standard. The same rules of observation apply in almost all situations with moles. Any noticeable changes should elicit attention and professional consultation.
Mole Removal Methods
Over the years, dermatologists have used methods like freezing, cutting, and burning to successfully get rid of moles. However, a new technique is revolutionizing the skin care industry.
The Ellman® Device: This machine utilizes Radiowave Technology, which effectively reduces pain and minimizes the recovery period. With less inconvenience, moles can be removed more frequently and with less unpleasant bandages and temporary blemishes. This new technology has significantly improved standard mole treatment across the dermatology field.
If you have a mole that you would like removed contact us today for your free consultation.