Moles

Moles in Columbia

You love the way you look, but can’t stand the sight of your moles, skin tags, or other bumps or growths. Perhaps you have one that looks a little suspicious. At-home remedies say they can remove them, but they are unproven and unsafe. Skin growths come in all shapes and sizes, but which are ones to be concerned about, and how can they be removed?

How Are Moles Different Than Other Skin Growths, and What Types of Moles Are There?

Moles are much different than skin tags and freckles, because of the way they form. There are two types of moles, congenital nevi, which are moles you’re born with, and dysplastic nevi, which are large, irregular in shape, and more likely to develop melanoma. Dysplastic nevi are moles that should be removed first. 

What Causes Moles?

Moles happen for a very simple reason. Instead of skin cells being spread throughout your skin, they grew in a cluster. These skin cells are named melanocytes, and they are also the reason your skin has color. This is why moles appear darker than the rest of your skin, and they may darken when you’re a teenager, pregnant, or if they have had too much sun exposure.

What Is the Best Treatment for Moles?

It’s critical to know if a mole is cancerous before having it removed, so it’s best to consultation a dermatologist to be sure you’re cancer free. Generally, moles that are not cancerous can be removed through surgical excision or by a surgical shave. Sometimes, your mole can be removed by laser.

Who Is the Best Doctor for Mole Removal In Columbia?

Let Dr. Chesahna Kindred at Kindred Hair & Skin Center remove your moles, skin tags, or other growth. We utilize the latest techniques available to ensure a healthy removal. Contact our clinic today at (443) 424-7754 to talk to an expert about mole removal and how you can get checked for skin cancer.

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