What It Is

It is not uncommon for one to have moles on the skin. A mole is a group of melanocytes that have grown together. Moles come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, tan, red, red-brown, and flesh-colored. They can be either flat or raised. While some moles are present at birth or appear during a person’s adolescent years, it may be normal to get new moles even as an adult. However, if you notice the growth of new moles or any changes to existing moles, it’s always a good idea to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist.

How DSCCA Can Help

Monitoring moles is an important step in the process of skin cancer prevention. Having moles checked regularly by a dermatologist may decrease your risk of any moles turning into cancer as atypical moles can be caught and treated early. If there is irregular symmetry, border, color, diameter, or if there is evolution (changing) of a mole, treat this as a sign of possible skin cancer. Our dermatologists will properly assess the mole to determine whether or not it is atypical and treat accordingly.