A dermatologist can often tell whether a spot is a mole. Most moles do not require treatment but can be removed if it:
- Bothers a patient (rubs against clothing, etc.)
- Appears unattractive to a patient
- Could be skin cancer
We can remove a mole safely and easily during 1-2 office visits via surgical excision or shave. If there is any suspicion that a mole contains cancer, it will be examined under a microscope (biopsy).