Moles are common skin growths that occur when melanocytes, the cells that produce pigment, grow in clusters. They can vary in size, color, and shape. Almost every adult has at least a few moles. Adults who have light skin are more prone to having moles, and many can have between 10-40 moles. 

While most moles are harmless, some may warrant further evaluation and monitoring, as they can be indicative of skin cancer, such as melanoma.

At the California Dermatology Institute, our dermatology providers specialize in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of moles. During a thorough examination, we assess the characteristics of moles, such as their size, color, borders, and symmetry, to determine if they are benign or require further investigation.

If a mole is suspicious, our dermatology providers may recommend a biopsy, which involves removing a small sample of tissue for laboratory analysis. Early detection of abnormal moles is crucial for the timely diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.

Additionally, our dermatology providers offer mole removal services for cosmetic reasons or when a mole poses a risk of irritation or injury.

Regular self-examinations and routine skin checks by a dermatology provider are important for monitoring moles and detecting any changes that may indicate skin cancer. Our team will provide guidance on proper skin self-examination techniques and educate you on the ABCDEs of melanoma for early detection.

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