Are you concerned about a mole that you’ve noticed a change in? Do you have a mole that is causing you irritation? Have you been thinking about having a mole removed? If so, then Bella Dermatology here in McDonough, Georgia is the perfect choice. At Bella Dermatology Dr Terry Sharpe MD, and her team of skin care professionals, have been helping individuals of all ages with their skin care needs, including mole (nevi) treatments. Being up-to-date with the most advanced skin care treatments, Dr. Sharpe and her team are in the best position possible to examine any moles that are of concern for you, or someone you know.
What are moles?
Moles, or nevi, are a very common brown spot on our skin that can come in a variety of shapes, and sizes. It is important to the health of your skin to keep an eye on them, and to identify any changes, or suspicious moles, that may present themselves. For many of us moles are something that we are born with. However, we can also develop moles from exposure to the sun. Often times, fair skinned individuals have more moles due to lower amounts of pigment in the skin. Over time due to sun exposure and the natural process of aging, most individuals develop more moles that are harmless. It is vitally important though to make sure that you and your family’s skin is healthy and happy by having regular skin care checkups.
Why are skin care checkups important?
Skin care checkups allow your dermatologist to thoroughly examine the health of your skin, and to identify the moles that you have, and any irregularities that may exist with them. Although most moles are harmless, at times a mole may become cancerous. It is vital to have a skin care checkup immediately, if you notice that any mole you, or your loved ones, have changes in size, becomes larger, changes in shape (including irregular edges), changes in color, either darkening or developing multiple shades. Also, if a mole becomes itchy, causes pain, bleeds, is inflamed, or becomes raised, these signs could be an indication that the mole is cancerous. Through regular skin care check-ups your dermatologist is able to identify these changes and discuss treatment options.
What mole treatments may Bella Dermatology recommend?
At Bella Dermatology Dr. Sharpe and her extensively trained, and compassionate, medical team understand the importance of taking care of your skin and the skin of your loved ones. Depending upon the mole, or moles, that you are concerned about, and the results of Dr. Sharpe’s examination, it may be that she recommends the surgical removal of the mole, or to have a surgical shave of the mole. You can rest assured that with Dr. Sharpe’s extensive training in the field of dermatology she is ready to help answer any questions that you have about your moles as well as diagnose, and treat, any skin disorders or diseases.
At Bella Dermatology here in the McDonough, Georgia area, Dr. Sharpe and her professional, compassionate team have spent years helping individuals like you, and family’s like yours, to identify and treat varying degrees of mole issues. She has years of experience in treating children, adults, and seniors. Do not let that mole concern you for another day. At Bella Dermatology, we are open 5 days a week for your convenience and we specialize in skincare treatments for all ages. Call us or schedule an appointment online today.