Moles in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL
While moles are generally harmless, some moles should be monitored for cancerous growths, and others may be removed for cosmetic reasons. Whatever your reason might be, Florida Dermatology Specialists provides safe and effective treatment. We welcome patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Jupiter Beach, FL.
What Causes Moles?
Moles are small growths on the skin that are darker in color than the surrounding skin, usually brown or black. Moles are made up of melanocytes, which are the cells in the skin responsible for skin pigment. Clusters of melanocytes can create moles of various shapes, colors and sizes. In most cases, moles are entirely harmless, and patients only seek removal for cosmetic reasons. However, moles that are changing over time, either in shape, size or color, may be indicative of skin cancer, and should be examined promptly.
How are Moles Treated?
Non-cancerous moles are removed purely for cosmetic reasons, which can be accomplished most often by shave removal or sometimes excision. If a mole is believed to be abnormal or cancerous, the mole will be removed so that a biopsy can be performed on it. This will enable us to diagnose skin cancer, if it exists, or determine the mole to be benign with the help of a dermatopathologist.
How Much Do Mole Treatments Cost?
The cost of mole treatment at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the strategies involved and the extent of treatment needed. In most cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to determine the exact cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.
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What Can I Expect from a Mole Treatment?
Most mole removal treatments produce instant or near-instant results. Moles rarely grow back after removal, and even if they do, it is not necessarily a sign of cancerous growth. If a biopsy is performed and it is determined that the mole is cancerous, we will be able to recommend the appropriate treatment that offers the highest success rate of eliminating skin cancer.
Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Mole Treatment?
Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for mole removal treatments. Our team of dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating all diseases of the hair, skin, and nails. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, we offer the most effective solutions for removing moles and diagnosing any underlying skin conditions.
To learn more about mole removal treatment or to schedule your appointment at Florida Dermatology Specialists, contact us today. With office locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, we welcome patients from Hobe Sound, Juno Beach, Riviera Beach and the surrounding areas of Florida.