Dr. Saxon removes moles on the face of varying sizes to minimize scaring. Many times, the skin can be closed using a circular closure resulting in a round dot instead of a straight line. This tricks the eye to thinking you have a blemish instead of a scar.
Of course safety is of utmost importance. If there are any features worrisome of a mole transitioning to a skin cancer it will be sent to a board certified pathologist for evaluation.
What features of moles should make you suspicious of cancer? Remember your ABCs!!
- Asymmetry: cancerous lesions are not typically round
- Border: Look for the edges of the mole to see if they are blurry or uneven which is a sign of an abnormal mole
- Color: Normal moles are uniform in color. Abnormal moles may have more than one color or very dark in appearance.
- Diameter: A mole greater than ¼ inch is considered abnormal
- Evolving: If the mole is changing over time in any of the above features it is considered abnormal.