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Mole / Wart Removal

Mole / Wart Removal

Moles

Do you have a mole somewhere on your body? Have you wondered whether these moles are normal or pose a threat to your health? It’s essential to know that most moles are harmless. However, certain types of moles can be a sign of melanoma, which is a prevalent type of skin cancer.

Regardless of whether you are keen on removing your mole for health or cosmetic reasons we at Mohave Dermatology can help. We offer a range of procedures for mole removal. Our team of experts is here to help you understand whether your mole poses any danger to your health and what’s involved in mole removal.

What is Mole Removal?

Moles are formed when skin cells grow in clusters instead of being spread across the skin. These cells are referred to as melanocytes. They create the pigment that gives our skin its natural color and can result from excessive exposure to the sun and can also be genetic. Moles aren’t uncommon, and most adults have 10-40 moles on their body. This number can easily change over the years.

When it comes to mole removal, there is no set method. Our experts will assess the mole, and the technique they recommend will depend on its thickness and size. They will also tell you whether it needs to be biopsied to check for cancer. However, this is the general mole removal process we follow:

  • A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area.
  • If the mole is tiny and thin, we simply shave it off using a double-edged razor.
  • However, larger moles might need to be removed using a scalpel, and a few stitches would be required as well.
  • Regardless of the mole removal method used, there is very minimal scarring.

When You Should Consult Us About a Mole

As mentioned, moles are quite common, and many people have them, so there isn’t any need to be concerned every time you spot a mole. Some signs of problems that you should look out for include:

  • Asymmetry- If you have an asymmetrical mole, one half will be different in texture, shape, or size than the other.
  • Border Irregularity – A mole that has an irregular border will appear uneven or blurry.
  • Color – If you have a mole with more than one color or if you notice that a mole has changed color, it’s worth calling us to schedule an appointment.
  • Diameter – A mole that is more than six millimeters in diameter might require removal. Roughly the size of a pencil eraser.

At Mohave Dermatology, we have highly experienced dermatologists. During your consultation, they will make sure you have complete information about what is involved in the mole removal procedure. You are always assured of objective advice and the best mole removal services.

Warts

Warts come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, and some of them can be worrisome as well. They are skin growths caused by HPV (human papillomavirus). There are over 60 types of HPV; some of these can cause warts on the skin. These viruses stimulate fast cell growth on the outer layer of the skin. Warts commonly appear on the hands, near fingernails and the fingers as well.

If you have warts anywhere on your body, it is crucial that you have them looked at by an expert dermatologist like the ones at Mohave Dermatology. We offer a range of procedures for wart removal. Our experts are here to help you understand what’s involved in wart removal. We have the skills and knowledge to eliminate warts and significantly improve the feel & look of your skin.

If you want to remove warts because they are causing you embarrassment or pain, our dermatologists can treat them safely and permanently. We have an in-depth understanding of the complexities of different types of skin disorders and have removed even very stubborn warts successfully.

When You Should Consult Us About a Wart

To know when to consult a dermatologist about warts, its essential to know some facts:

  • Plane or flat warts appear in clusters on face, hands or legs.
  • Plantar warts surface on the soles of the feet.
  • Filiform warts always grow around the neck, face, and eyes.
  • Periungual warts grow around and underneath the fingernails.
  • Venereal/genital warts grow on the genitalia.

Warts spread by direct contact very quickly. If you touch a wart, the area can become infected, and it doesn’t take time for warts to spread and multiply. If you share towels or a razor that has come in contact with a wart, you may either spread or develop the virus.

If you come in contact with warts and do not notice any alteration in your skin, you would need to wait a bit longer. Warts can easily take up to six months to surface underneath the skin. Fortunately, wart removal isn’t a very complicated procedure. We offer various therapies and procedures for the treatment and removal of warts. You’ll be in and out of our clinic before you know it.

If you have a wart, schedule an appointment today and have one of our dermatologists look at your situation. They will carry out a detailed diagnosis and create a plan to treat the condition.

Contact the Best Providers

We are the expert dermatologists that have the knowledge, training, and experience to handle the treatment of all types of moles, warts, and other skin conditions. We offer the best treatments and personalized attention to each one of our clients at our state-of-the-art clinic.

Our team of experts is here to provide all the information you need about our services. You can also schedule an appointment with us, via this online form.

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10 Do’s and Don’ts
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To help control oily skin, dermatologists recommend the following tips:

1.Apply sunscreen every day before you go outdoors.
Sunscreen is the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. It really can slow down skin aging. It can also help prevent skin cancer. Look for a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 (or higher), and water resistance. While it’s important to protect infants’ skin from the sun, the AAD recommends applying sunscreen ONLY to children who are 6 months and older.

2.Don’t smoke.
Smoking speeds up how quickly your skin ages. If you smoke, your wounds will also take longer to heal. And research shows that smoking worsens some skin diseases, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa.

3.Check your skin for skin cancer.
Skin self-exams can help you find skin cancer early when it’s highly treatable. If you notice a spot that differs from the others, or one that changes, itches, or bleeds, make an appointment to see a dermatologist.

4.Use a self-tanner if you like looking tanned.
Anytime you tan indoors or outside, you prematurely age your skin. You also increase your risk of getting skin cancer. A self-tanner can give you the look you want without the risks. To keep your skin healthy, you want to protect it from the sun even when using a self-tanner.

5.Use skin care products that match your skin’s needs.
What’s your skin type — oily, dry, normal, combination, or sensitive? Do you have a skin condition? Using products formulated for your skin’s needs will help your skin look and feel its best.

6.Resist the urge to scrub your skin clean.
If you’ve been sweating heavily or have a serious acne flare, it may seem natural to scrub your skin. Don’t! Scrubbing irritates your skin, which can worsen any skin condition, including acne.

7.Wash your face when waking, before bed, and after sweating.
Washing when you wake up removes the dirt and bacteria that settle on your face while sleeping. Before bed, you want to remove makeup and grime, such as smog, smoke, or dirt, which may have landed on your skin.

8.Gently wash your face.
Gentle cleansing helps skin look its best. To gently cleanse your face, wet it with lukewarm water. Then apply a mild cleanser, gently applying the cleanser in a circular motion with your fingertips. Finish by completely rinsing off the cleanser and gently patting your face dry with a clean towel.

9.Stress less.
Finding healthy ways to manage stress can help your skin, too. Some skin diseases like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (eczema) often appear for the first time when someone feels really stressed. Stress can also cause flare-ups of many skin conditions, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.

10.See a dermatologist if you dislike something about your skin.
When it comes to our skin, dermatologists are the experts. These doctors diagnose and treat thousands of different skin diseases. They also have the expertise needed to help people safely rejuvenate and care for their skin. (taken from the American Academy of Dermatology)

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