Moles are growths on the skin that are typically brown or black in color. It is most common for moles to appear during childhood and within the first 30 years of life. Moles are formed from a cluster of melanocytes growing in the same area. Moles can be benign or cancerous. Typically moles are harmless, however, it is always best to see a dermatologist right away if you discover a mole that has been changing or has recently appeared and looks different than other existing moles.
If you notice a mole has become itchy, tender, or secreting discharge, you should make an appointment with Dr. Myers as soon as possible. In your appointment, he will be able to remove the mole and perform a biopsy to test for cancerous cells. Dr. Myers can also remove moles that you feel are unsightly or may get in the way of clothing or jewelry. There are several different ways of removing moles. These procedures include the shave method, punch method, and excisions. Depending on the size and depth of the mole, he will be able to discuss which method would be best to remove your mole(s).
All places on the body that are commonly exposed to light are at risk for developing age/ sunspots. Sunlight, the elements, and the natural aging process can all contribute to the development of dark spots and freckles. While most spots and freckles are completely harmless, many patients like to have them removed for cosmetic purposes. There is a broad spectrum of treatments that Dr. Myers can use on your skin to remove these spots. Topical prescriptions or products can be used on the least severe spots to lighten them. For darker spots, he may use liquid nitrogen to freeze the spot and take away the extra pigmentation. For the most severe spots, Dr. Myers may recommend laser treatment. This method is quick, easy, and effective. In an appointment, Dr. Myers will be able to consult with you as to which removal procedure would be best for you.
If you have questions concerning Mole Removal, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Myers. At your visit, Dr. Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.
Dr. David Myers
Dr. David Myers is a board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. His expertise and attention to detail make him a trusted doctor in his community.