Most moles do not require treatment. Your dermatologist can surgically remove a cancerous mole in the office on an out-patient basis, meaning you go home the same day as the procedure.
In cosmetic cases, if you are self-conscious about your appearance, you may want your dermatologist to surgically remove the mole. Men with a facial mole may find this helpful so they can shave without cutting a mole and potentially causing bleeding.
As with any surgical procedure there is some risk of scarring after mole removal. Your dermatologist may instead suggest using makeup to cover a mole rather than surgically removing it if scarring is a concern.
If you have a growth on your skin that is symptomatic or concerning, click here to schedule an appointment with our board-certified dermatologists or walk into Walk-in Dermatology at your convenience for immediate evaluation.