Mole Removal in Boca Raton, FL
Located in Boca Raton, and serving the residents of West Palm Beach and all of South Florida, Sanctuary Medical Center offers treatment for moles and other skin conditions that require the assistance of a dermatologist.
What are Moles?
Formally called nevi, moles are simply little clusters of pigmented cells that can appear anywhere on the body. Everyone has moles and easily recognizes them. While the majority of moles is harmless and should cause no alarm, some can develop into skin cancer making it crucial to be on the safe side and have all your moles examined.
How are Moles Formed?
Normally, melanin (your skin’s pigment) is what gives your skin color. It is produced by cells called melanocytes. When the melanocytes grow in a cluster, they create a mole.
How Do I Know if My Moles are Harmless?
Most of the time, moles are generally harmless. But, it never hurts to have all of them checked. The ones that typically should give rise to a checkup include those with which you were born (congenital nevi) as well as atypical moles or those that are irregular in their shape, change colors, or are of a larger size (bigger than a pencil eraser) as these can be precursors for skin cancer.
Basically, when looking at moles, think of the ABCDE Rule:
- Asymmetry: if a lesion does not look the same on both sides if it were divided in half
- Border: if the edges are blurry or jagged
- Color: any changes in color or if there are multiple colors within a lesion
- Diameter: if the lesion larger than ¼” in diameter
- Elevation: If the lesion is raised above the skin and has an uneven surface
What is the Best Treatment for Moles?
A full body check is the first course of action when it comes to treating moles. For the ones that are questionable, one or our skilled physicians will excise them to have them biopsied and examined for cancer. From there, they will make a recommendation for the best course of action for treating skin cancer.
What is the Cost of Treating Moles in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, FL?
The cost of treating moles varies depending on the extent of the skin condition. Our staff is happy to help you determine if health insurance covers part or all of the costs. Additionally, we can help you with financing options for any expenses you may incur.
What Do I Do to Get Started Treating Moles?
It is important to schedule a private consultation so that he can evaluate your moles and make a recommendation for the most effective way to treat them.
Additional Skin Condition Treatments Available:
The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Center provide personalized care for our Medical Dermatology patients in Boca Raton. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, contact us today to speak with our friendly staff.