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A beauty mark on your cheek or a distinctive mole on your arm can be normal. But, at what point do you need to be concerned about a mole developing into cancer? When do you need mole removal in Boca Raton?

How do I Know When I Need to Have a Mole Removed?

In general, changes in a mole are the main thing you should look out for when looking out for cancer risk. These changes can be with the size, shape, color, symmetry, and/or texture of the mole. 

Some specific concerns include asymmetry in the mole, a size of more than 6mm, some variance in color, and / or whether the mole has undefined margins.

A normal mole should be tan, brown, or beige. They are also usually less than six millimeters in diameter, symmetrical, and they have clear margins. Most moles are perfectly harmless, but it is still worth keeping an eye on them just in case.

If you notice these and other changes, you should schedule an appointment with a skincare doctor. It is also a good idea to contact a doctor if you are not sure if you should have a mole removed. 

In either case, they can assess whether your moles are worth concern. They can perform a biopsy to see if there are any irregular or cancer cells in the mole and then remove the mole if it is deemed cancerous or precancerous. In some cases, they may opt to remove moles even if they are not suspicious, just in case. 

What Is It Like to Get a Mole Removed?

Mole removal in Boca Raton is a very simple process. It can be done in an outpatient procedure. The exact steps depend slightly on the exact mole, but in many cases a mole can be removed by excision or by shaving it off with a scalpel. Some stitches may be necessary, depending on the depth of an excision.

Where Can I Get Mole Removal in Boca Raton or Nearby?

Right here, at the office of Dr. David Rosenstein! Being on top of your skin health is simple, as long as you are diligent in looking out for signs. We are here to support you in taking care of yourself. Call us at 561-736-9800 to make an appointment!