Do you have moles on your skin? While you may be concerned about the impact they have on your appearance, have you considered the impact they could have on your health? It is important to have a solid understanding regarding your personal relationship with your health, and your skin and the marks on it are no exception! Learn more about your skin and the marks upon it during a consultation with our team at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery at our locations in New York or Florida.
What are Moles?
Why Should I Monitor Moles?
What is Mole Removal?
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What are Moles?
Moles are common marks on the skin that are usually dark brown spots. They are formed of clusters of pigmented cells, and they are typically harmless! They usually form and manifest on the skin during childhood and adolescence. However, sometimes they change during adulthood, which can sometimes indicate risk of a larger health issue.
Common traits of healthy, harmless moles include:
- Remaining the same and not undergoing changes from month-to-month
- Rounded shape with an even, clean border
- Solid color (usually brown, but may vary)
- Texture that is flat or slightly raised
If you have a mole that you are concerned about, we recommend a consultation with our team at one of our locations in New York or Florida. Most do not pose any risk, but being proactive is always a good idea!
Why Should I Monitor Moles?
As previously mentioned, moles that undergo changes can be indicators of harmful health risks. These changes may indicate melanoma or other forms of skin cancer. Melanoma is unfortunately one of the most common forms of cancer, but taking a proactive approach to your skin health can make a major difference in early detection.
Monitoring changes can be as easy as your ABCs! Changes to monitor include:
While some changes may be dramatic, it is important to keep a watchful eye for the most subtle of changes.
What Is Mole Removal?
If one of your moles poses a risk to your health, there are treatment options available. We offer mole removal as a preventative method. There are different types of removal – excision, scraping, and shaving – and our team can help determine which is best for you.
Your health is important to us, but so are your cosmetic goals! This procedure may also be used if you are unhappy with the effect a mole is having on your appearance.
How much does Mole Removal cost?
The cost for Mole Removal will depend on several factors. The number of sessions will influence the final price, as will the severity of the cosmetic issues being addressed.
Contact Us to Learn More
Please contact us today if you have any questions about Moles treatment in Long Island or would like to schedule a consultation at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. We will build the ideal treatment plan for you in order to help you achieve smoother, more radiant skin.
“I must say I was so happy to find Dr. Greenberg. My son had a mole on his face that made him so self conscious and miserable. After doing a lot of research we decided to use Dr. Greenberg to remove the mole that was in the middle of his face. He was so kind to my 13 year old son and made him feel completely comfortable and after removing what had caused him to be embarrassed he is now mole free and you would never have known there was anything there to begin with. We are huge fans of Dr. Greenberg for his caring and kind way and for removing the mole without a trace.”
“I went to the dermatologist because I had a mole I needed to remove. Dr. Greenberg looked at my face and noticed that I had some sun (age) spots that he could remove painlessly and quickly with his new laser. I sat in the chair for a few minutes and the spots were removed. The spots are gone now. I get compliments from friends. They say things like, “what’s different?” or “did you get you get your haircut?” I simply smile and say, “thanks.””
Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg
Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a renowned double board-certified plastic surgeon based in Manhattan, Southampton, Woodbury, and Smithtown in New York and Boca Raton, Florida.
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