In most cases, moles and warts are benign skin growths. However, they can affect your appearance or your health. At Mohave Dermatology, the highly skilled team offers mole and wart removal treatments at their offices in Las Vegas, Mesquite, and Pahrump, Nevada. Their method to remove your mole or wart depends on its location and health concerns. Call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online today to discuss mole and wart removal options with the expert team.
A mole develops when your pigment-producing cells — melanocytes — grow in clusters. Melanocytes are responsible for your skin’s natural coloring and are typically spread out evenly over the skin.
Moles are common, and most people have 10 to 40 moles on their bodies. In most cases, moles are benign or noncancerous.
However, new or unusual moles are one of the signs of melanoma, a life-threatening form of skin cancer. If you have a mole that concerns you, schedule a consultation at Mohave Dermatology.
A wart is a skin growth caused by various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV strains that cause warts trigger an increase in cell growth on the outer layer of your skin, resulting in various bumps and lumps.
Warts come in different sizes, shapes, and colors and may appear anywhere on your body. However, they most often affect the hands. Though harmless, warts are highly contagious.
The team at Mohave Dermatology can help you determine when you need mole or wart removal.
They may recommend mole removal if you have a suspicious-looking mole or a mole that causes discomfort or affects how you look.
The Mohave Dermatology team customizes your mole or wart removal treatment plan based on your unique situation.
The size and location of your mole determines what method the team uses for mole removal. For small moles, the team shaves off the growth. For larger moles, the team uses a scalpel to remove the pigmented skin and then stitches the area closed.
No matter what method they use, the team sends your mole out to the pathology lab for an evaluation to rule out skin cancer.
You can expect little scarring from either mole removal method.
Mohave Dermatology performs many therapies and treatments for wart removal. The method they use may depend on the type, location, and number of warts you have. However, wart removal at Mohave Dermatology is quick.
To remove your wart, the team may apply cantharidin to the growth. This natural toxin causes a blister to form underneath, cutting off the blood supply. Your dermatologist then removes the dead wart. Or, they may freeze the wart or use a scalpel to remove the growth.
To learn more about mole and wart removal at Mohave Dermatology, call the office most convenient to you, or schedule an appointment online today.