What is Mole Removal?
Moles and birthmarks are benign pigmented spots or patches of skin that range in color from tan, brown and black (moles) to red, pink, or purple (vascular lesions, such as strawberry hemangiomas or port wine stains). Moles exhibiting any of the following warning signs should be examined by a board-certified dermatologist immediately:
- Larger than six millimeters
- Symptomatic (ie., itches or bleeds)
- Rapidly changing in color, size or shape
- Has multiple colors
- Located in area that can’t be easily monitored, such as the scalp
Depending on their depth, location and color, as well as the patient’s skin type, age and other factors, treatment for benign but unattractive birthmarks may take the form of laser or pulsed light therapy, surgical excision, or shave removal.
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