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Pigmented, Usually Harmless,
Skin Growths

Moles are pigmented skin growths that can vary in color, size, and shape. They are typically brown or black but can also be pink, red, or tan. Most moles are harmless and develop during childhood or adolescence. They are formed when clusters of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes grow together. While moles are usually benign, it’s important to monitor any changes and consult a healthcare professional if you have concerns.

Common Symptoms of Moles:

  • Small, round, or oval-shaped growths on the skin
  • Uniform coloration, typically brown or black
  • Smooth and well-defined edges
  • Flat or slightly raised surface
  • No pain or discomfort
  • Most moles remain stable in size, shape, and color over time
  • Changes in size, shape, color, or texture may indicate a potential issue

Potential Causes of Moles:

  • Genetic factors: Inherited genes can play a role in the development of moles.
  • Sun exposure: Excessive exposure to UV radiation can contribute to the formation of moles.
  • Hormonal changes: Hormonal fluctuations during puberty, pregnancy, or hormone therapy may lead to the appearance of new moles.
  • Age: Moles are common in children and adolescents, and their number decreased with age.
  • Congenital factors: Some moles are present at birth and are known as congenital nevi.
  • Skin trauma: In rare cases, injuries or trauma to the skin can trigger new mole formation.

Treatment Options for Moles

Treatment options for moles vary depending on the specific characteristics and concerns associated with the mole. They can include surgical interventions, such as robotic or laparoscopic procedures, medication, or other medical modalities. It’s crucial to consult with a medical professional like Dr. Jacqueline Moore at Comprehensive Surgery Specialists to determine the most suitable treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Schedule Your Consultation

Comprehensive Surgery Specialists, led by board-certified surgeon Dr. Jacqueline Moore, invites you to schedule a consultation regarding your moles. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Moore provides expert care. Located in Stone Ridge, our practice offers a personalized approach to address your concerns. Don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule your consultation with us today. Your skin health is our priority.

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