Katz Dermatology, An affiliate of Anne Arundel Dermatology, Rockville, MD

Moles Cure Rockville MD

Moles are common; almost every adult has a few moles. Adults who have light skin often have more moles. They may have 10 to 40 moles on their skin and this is normal. To maintain this normal skin with moles, you must have a regular check up in one of the General Dermatologists, like Dr. Matthew Katz at Katz Dermatology Rockville Maryland. You should not be overly worried about your moles. But you should know: A type of skin cancer, melanoma can grow in or near a mole. Caught early and treated, melanoma can be cured. The first sign of melanoma is often a change to a mole -or a new mole on your skin. Checking your skin once a month - or more often if your doctor says - can help you find melanoma early.

A mole on your body has these traits: 1 color - Often brown, but a mole can be tan, black, red, pink, blue, skin-toned, or colorless, Round in shape, flat or slightly raised, looks the same from month to month. Your moles may not look alike; moles can differ in size, shape, or color. Moles can have hair. Some moles will change slowly over time, possibly even disappearing. Dr. Matthew Katz will certainly detect if you have abnormal moles on your skin. Visit Katz Dermatology in Rockville MD for skin screening. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin. Moles develop on the scalp, between the fingers and toes, on the soles and palms, and even under the nails.

Almost every adult has a few moles. Most adults have a type of mole called a common mole. There are other types of moles; some types increase a person's risk for getting melanoma, a type of skin cancer. A dermatologist's trained eye can often tell whether a spot is a mole. General Dermatologist, Dr. Robert Katz will help you to treat your moles effectively. Most moles do not require treatment. A dermatologist could remove a mole that bothers a patient, which could lead to skin cancer. A dermatologist can remove a mole during an office visit. A few moles will require a second visit. Whether 1 to 2 visits, a dermatologist can safely and easily remove a mole. A dermatologist will use 1 of these procedures, surgical excision. The dermatologist cuts out the entire mole and stitches the skin closed. If the dermatologist suspects that the mole contains cancer, the dermatologist will send the mole to a lab. It will be examined under a microscope. This is called a biopsy. Surgical shave the dermatologist uses a surgical blade to remove the mole.