You might choose mole removal at Houston Skin Associates, with locations in Museum District, Houston, and Pearland, Texas, for various reasons. Whether you suspect skin cancer or you don't like the way a mole looks, highly trained medical and cosmetic dermatologists can remove it to give you the clear skin you desire. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.
Mole removal at Houston Skin Associates uses several techniques to get rid of moles — colored or raised growths that commonly develop on the surface of the skin.
Many people have about 10-40 moles, but this number can change over time. Removing moles is a simple process that can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin.
Your provider may recommend mole removal for a variety of reasons. Moles might cause embarrassment or rub against clothing or jewelry and feel uncomfortable. Some moles are actually skin cancer and can be dangerous when not removed.
Signs of skin cancer include moles with irregular borders, multiple-colored or black moles, and lesions that change in shape, size, or color.
Specialists at Houston Skin Associates let you know if you’re a candidate for mole removal after reviewing your medical history, discussing your desired outcome, and examining the moles you’re concerned about. They can remove any mole, skin tag, or wart using various methods. If your provider suspects skin cancer, they can send mole tissue to a lab for analysis.
The different types of mole removal procedures available at Houston Skin Associates include:
Your dermatologist can remove moles and skin tags by freezing them off without the need for cutting or surgery.
Your specialist might numb your skin and use a sharp blade to shave a mole and remove it without the need for stitches.
Excision involves cutting out a mole using a blade or circular punch tool to eliminate undesirable or cancerous moles. Your dermatologist first numbs the treatment area, so you don’t feel pain. Then, they stitch the area closed if needed.
After mole removal, it’s important to keep the treated area clean while it heals. There’s no downtime after the procedure, so you can resume normal activities right away. Be sure to protect your skin from the sun to reduce the risk of new or cancerous moles.
To schedule mole removal at Houston Skin Associates, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.