Moles and Skin Growth Removal in Southern California

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What are Moles?
Moles are dark growths composed of pigment cells on the skin that typically form because of a genetic pre-disposition to get them and because of sun exposure. Many moles are not a medical threat, however, some lesions may represent a risk for melanoma skin cancer. These higher risk moles will that have an irregular shape, have dark or light discoloration, and will change and should be evaluated to make sure they are not cancer prone. If the decision is made to remove and analyze a mole, techniques are used to minimize scarring and achieve the best cosmetic result.
Depending on their size or location of the mole it may be a beauty mark or a distractingly lumpy lesions. Sometimes if the mole is located in an area of rubbing or shaving occurs, it may become irritated or infected. At Advanced dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists, 0ur doctors are trained with years of experience to ensure effective mole removal with a focus on minimizing scarring and maximizing the aesthetic result. Depending on the lesion or location, stitches may be necessary.
Types of Moles:

Congenital Nevi are moles that appear at birth. They occur in about 1% of all people and may be more likely to develop into melanoma (cancer). A mole or freckle should be checked if it has a diameter of more than a pencil eraser or any characteristics of the ABCDEs of melanoma (see the skin cancer section for more detail)

Dysplastic Nevi
are moles that are irregular in shape and larger than average (larger than a pencil eraser). They tend to have uneven color with dark brown centers and lighter, uneven edges. Any changes in a mole should be checked by one of our dermatologist to evaluate for skin cancer
How Do I Know if a Mole Is Cancer?
The vast majority of moles are not dangerous, however, if you have moles and ten notice one that looks different in size, color or shape - you need to get it checked. Another thing to consider is if you do not have many moles and start to get some after the age of 30, have your doctor check them on you next regular check-up (provided they do not look suspicious). Additionally, if any of your moles begin to bleed, ooze, itch, or become tender or painful - have it checked.
Remember, if a mole does not change over time, there is little reason to be concern. If you see any signs of change in an existing mole, if you have a new mole, or if you want a mole to be removed for cosmetic reasons...Call Us!

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of your Moles and Skin Growths. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262