MOLE REMOVAL

MOLE REMOVAL

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.

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