A mole is a small, dark spot on the skin. They are a member of the family of skin lesions known as nevi. Moles may either be present at birth or develop later in life. Moles are most often of no medical consequence, but since they are permanent, removal may be performed for cosmetic or other reasons. Moles are usually circular or oval and not very large. Most children are born with moles, and almost everyone has at least one or two moles.
Riva Dermatology can remove unsightly and embarrassing moles safely and affordably.
Atypical Mole Removal
An atypical nevus is an atypical mole; a mole whose appearance is different from that of common moles. They are generally larger than ordinary moles and have irregular and indistinct borders. Their color frequently is not uniform and ranges from pink to dark brown; they usually are flat, but parts may be raised above the skin surface. People who have atypical moles are at increased risk of developing melanoma and are advised to check their skin regularly. Removal may be recommended if irregularities occur within a mole.
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