Moles may appear on various parts of your skin. If left unchecked, your moles may change in size, shape, and color. If you have concerns about an abnormal mole, consider getting the services of outstanding skilled general and cosmetic dermatologists. Manhattan Dermatology offers top-notch treatment for mole in New York City’s Murray Hill and Midtown East. The practice offers quality assessment and surgical removal for moles if the need arises. Schedule regular mole checks and dermatology appointments to catch changing moles in time.
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What are moles?
Most adults get between ten and forty harmless moles on the skin. Moles refer to skin appearing as small, brown, and round spots that emerge as pigmented cells cluster closely together. Moles can change color, shape, size, fade away, or get cancerous. The average size of moles is less than a quarter of an inch in diameter.
When should moles be an issue of concern?
Oftentimes, moles are not significant issues for concern. If left unchecked, moles may change shape, color, and size. Use the ABCDE formula to determine if your mole may develop into skin cancer. In this formula, ‘A’ stands for asymmetrical shape when one half your mole is different from the other half.
‘B’ is for borderlines. If your mole has a scalloped edge or irregular borders, you may need to visit a board-certified dermatologist for immediate medical attention. ‘C’ is for the color. If the color changes or gets uneven, it could be a sign of danger ahead.
‘D’ refers to the diameter of your moles. If your moles are larger than a pencil eraser, consider getting immediate assistance. Finally, ‘E’ is for evolving. For moles that change shape, size, color, get itchy, or bleed, book an appointment at Manhattan Dermatology via phone or online.
Diagnosis of Abnormal Moles
When you visit Manhattan Dermatology with a case of suspicious moles, a dermatologist may recommend a biopsy to gauge your cells for signs of skin cancer. An abnormal mole could be melanoma. Your dermatologist may remove your moles surgically in case the biopsy shows abnormalities.
Moles are removed through an in-office, outpatient surgical procedure. If you have concerns, your dermatologist at Manhattan Dermatology drafts you a personalized treatment to remove cancerous and abnormal moles. The team uses advanced equipment and practices to deliver long-term results.
Schedule regular mole checks and dermatology appointments to identify moles before they develop into severe skin conditions.
Other Services Offered at Manhattan Dermatology
The skilled general and cosmetic dermatologists are specialized in:
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Cosmetic dermatology
- Dermatology surgery
- Earlobe repair
- Laser hair removal
- Laser resurfacing
- Mohs surgery
- Skin cancer
- Spider veins
- Squamous cell carcinoma
If you have concerns about moles emerging and resilience, book an appointment with your dermatologist for immediate medical help. If you are in Midtown East, New York, use the online booking tool or call Manhattan Dermatology to meet a board-certified dermatologist.