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Mole Removal Specialist

Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

General & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in Petal, Hattiesburg, Ellisville, and Biloxi, MS

If you are unhappy with or worried about a mole, the team at Pine Belt Dermatology can help. The team helps patients in the Petal, Hattiesburg, Ellisville, and Biloxi, Mississippi, area by offering mole removal options that can improve the appearance of skin and also prevent more serious issues from occurring. Book your appointment through the online tool now, or call your nearest office today.

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What are Moles?

Moles are typical and practically every adult has at least one mole. Adults who have paler skin generally have more moles. People can have varying amounts of moles from 10 to 40 on their skin. This is totally normal. Moles are typically nothing to be concerned about and it is normal for new moles to develop during adolescence and as a person grows older. Certain moles will darken while others can lighten in shade. These changes are also natural and are not generally a sign of a troubling concern like skin cancer. However, when a person’s moles bleed, become itchy, or grow unpredictably a greater issue could be present. It is important to see a dermatologist when this is the case.

How do Dermatologists Treat Moles?

Most moles will not require treatment however a dermatologist will excise a mole which:

  • Bothers the patient physically
  • Is unappealing to the patient
  • Could be malignant

A dermatologist can typically remove a mole during a visit to the office and multiple moles can be removed over time. A dermatologist will either perform a:

  • Surgical excision where the dermatologist cuts out the entire mole, usually which appears cancerous, and stitches the skin together or
  • Surgical shave where the dermatologist uses a surgical blade to shave down the mole.

If a mole comes back, patients should make another appointment with the dermatologist right away because this could be a sign of cancer.

What Can I Do to Protect My Skin?

  • Protect your skin from sun exposure. Being out in the sun can increase the risk of developing moles and cancer. Extended exposure to tanning beds and sun lamps will also increase the chance of getting skin cancer.
  • If you see a mole on your skin change or is itching or bleeding make an appointment with the doctor.
  • Perform self-exams of your skin since this can help you identify concerns quickly.


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