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Mole Removal in Jupiter, FL
We perform removal of moles in Jupiter, FL. Moles can be removed for cosmetic or health purposes. At Refresh Palm Beach Medical Aesthetics, we get rid of moles with the help of our state-of-the-art IPL photofacial.
Why Undergo Mole Removal Treatment?
Moles, or nevi, are common skin growths that appear as small dark brown or black spots on the skin. Their color comes from pigment-forming cells called melanocytes. A person usually has 10 to 40 moles from childhood to adolescence.
While moles are mostly harmless, there are cases when they can become cancerous. By getting effective mole removal with an IPL photofacial, you can treat skin cancer in its early stages. This prevents the cancer from spreading to other areas or even becoming fatal.
When Should You Worry About a Mole?
You should worry about a mole if you notice certain changes occurring. Because of this, it is important to remember how your mole looked when it first developed. Benign moles are round and symmetrical. Seek professional help if a mole changes in shape and becomes asymmetrical with ragged borders or a blurred outline.
Other signs to look out for are changes in color, development of more than two colors (uneven tones of brown, black, tan, white, gray, red, pink, or blue), and itching. Crusting, flaking, and bleeding can also be potential risk indicators.
Types of Moles
There are four types of moles: congenital, dysplastic, acquired, and Spitz. Congenital and acquired moles are generally safe. Dysplastic or Spitz moles may require a professional assessment to ensure that these are safe for your overall health.
- Congenital Moles – Moles present at birth, can be small or large
- Dysplastic Nevi – Abnormal moles, larger in size, uneven in edges or surface, discolored, grow over time
- Acquired Nevi – Normal moles acquired after birth, can be a risk for melanoma if more than 50 of them are present
- Spitz Nevi – Raised, pink, dome shaped, can also be red, may bleed or leak pus
Causes of Moles
In general, moles form due to an interaction between genes and sun damage. It is natural to form new moles due to excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays.
New moles can also appear when your hormone levels change; this is why they usually develop during childhood, adolescence, or pregnancy.
To prevent new moles from developing due to sun exposure, use proper sunscreen and avoid sun exposure during peak hours (between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.) Wear hats for head protection, and wear clothes with UV-blocking materials like canvas, wool, or synthetic fabrics.
The ABCDEs of Potentially Cancerous Moles
A – Asymmetrical Shape: If you look at the mole as two halves and one half is not the same as the other half
B – Border: If the outline of the mole is irregular, notched, or blurred
C – Color: If the mole has changed color or developed more than two colors
D – Diameter: If a mole is larger than 1/4 inch
E – Evolving: If the mole continues to change in size, shape, color, or height
How Much Do Mole Removal Cost?
Patients will learn more about the cost of their recommended mole removal during their scheduled consultation. Price can be affected by many factors, including the number of required treatment sessions.
Set Up a Consultation
Schedule a consultation at Refresh Palm Beach Medical Aesthetics to learn more about moles in Jupiter, FL. We offer a wide variety of cutting-edge skin treatments for our patients and can answer any questions you may have.