Dermatologic Surgery

It includes surgical procedures and minimally invasive treatments to improve the health, function and appearance of the skin.

 

Examples of dermatologic surgery procedures include anti-aging treatments, injectable and implantable soft tissue fillers, botulinum toxin treatments, correction of acne scarring, tumescent liposuction, hair restoration, laser surgery, skin cancer treatment and reconstructive flaps and grafts.

 

Moles surgery

Moles are a common type of growth on the skin. They often appear as small, dark brown spots and are caused by clusters of pigmented cells. Moles generally appear during childhood and adolescence. Most people have 10 to 45 moles, almost all of which appear before age 40. Some moles may fade or disappear as you age.

Most moles are harmless. Rarely, they become cancerous. Monitoring moles and other pigmented patches is an important step in detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma.

The medical term for moles is nevi.

 

1. Warning signs and indications for moles removal

 

ABCDE guide can help you determine if a mole or a spot may be melanoma:

  • A is for asymmetrical shape. One half is unlike the other half.

  • B is for border. Look for moles with irregular, notched or scalloped borders.

  • C is for color. Look for growths that have changed color.

  • D is for diameter. Look for new growth in a mole larger than 6 mm.

  • E is for evolving. Watch for moles that change in size, shape, color or height.

 

2. When to see a doctor

See your doctor if you have a mole that is:

  • Painful

  • Itches or burns

  • Oozes or bleeds

  • Shows any of the ABCDE characteristics listed above

  • Grows back after having been removed before

  • Is new and you're over 30 years old

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