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Also known as “nevi,” moles are a common type of skin growth. They can develop anywhere on the body and are typically brown but may also be black, pink, red, blue or tan.

What is it?

Moles result from clusters of pigment-producing melanocyte cells, which diverge from their normal distribution across the skin. They can manifest anywhere on the body, typically exhibiting a brown hue, though variations such as black, pink, red, blue, or tan are also possible. Over time, moles may undergo color changes, darkening, lightening, or even fading. They typically present as round or oval-shaped growths and tend to develop predominantly during childhood and adolescence.

Various factors, including age, hormonal fluctuations, genetic predisposition, and sun exposure, contribute to mole formation. While most moles are benign and pose no threat, there exists a risk of melanoma development, underscoring the importance of vigilantly monitoring any alterations in their appearance.

In conjunction with your annual skin examination by a board-certified provider at Buckeye Dermatology, regular self-assessments using the ABCDE method are recommended. Prompt consultation with a dermatologist is advised if a spot or mole exhibits:

  • A - Asymmetry in shape
  • B - Borders that are uneven
  • C - Colors that differ from one area to another
  • D - Diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser
  • E - Evolution in its size, shape, or color since the last examination

What to expect

The initial phase in addressing a mole involves a thorough examination conducted by one of our board-certified dermatologists, serving Dublin, Grove City and Springfield, Ohio. Following an examination and diagnosis, we collaborate on formulating a tailored plan that aligns with your medical requirements and aesthetic preferences. Should the need arise, we offer effective solutions for the removal of unsightly or bothersome moles, employing techniques such as excision or surgical shaving. It's crucial to emphasize the importance of refraining from attempting mole removal independently, as this can lead to complications. Trust our expertise and seek professional assistance for safe and optimal outcomes.

We would love to get started on a solution that perfectly fits your needs.