The expert team at MDCS Dermatology: Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, located in Upper East Side, Garden City, Hampton Bays, Commack, Smithtown, Plainview and Midtown East of Manhattan, NY, as well as Clifton, Marlboro and Englewood, NJ, determine whether a mole needs to be removed, and if so, excise it with delicate precision. Our doctors expertly remove and biopsy moles for patients throughout the greater New York area.
A mole, known by the medical term nevus, is a brown or black growth that occurs on the skin when cells grow in a cluster, rather than spread out. Moles, which can appear anywhere on the skin’s surface, may be present at birth or develop later in life. Over time, some moles change, others disappear and still others remain the same. People with fair complexions, red or blond hair, and blue or green eyes are more apt to have moles.
A dermatologist is trained to identify moles, which the average patient may confuse for any number of other dark spots on the skin.
No. In fact, most don’t require any treatment. A mole need be removed only if:
A mole can be removed in two ways. These are:
If a removed mole grows back, have it checked. This can be a sign of skin cancer.
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