Mole Treatment/ Examination in Birmingham, AL
Most moles do not require treatment unless you are uncomfortable with the location or size. Some moles, though, are early signs of melanoma, which is the most concerning type of skin cancer. To ensure your health and well-being, Dermatologists of Birmingham offers mole treatment/examination for children, adolescents and adults who live in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Mole Treatment/Examination?
The moles on your skin are clusters of melanocytes. These specialized cells give your skin color and normally grow across the skin. Moles can range in size and height, many of which are not noticeable. Everyone has moles, and some people have dozens of moles.
Moles that do not cause any symptoms or change do not require treatment, and people may want these types of moles removed for cosmetic reasons. You may need mole removal if the growth:
- Changes in size or shape
A new mole should also be examined.
Benefits of Mole Removal
Dermatologists of Birmingham offers mole treatment/examination for children, adolescents and adults. The examination is important for monitoring your moles for changes, as well as to locate any new moles.
Mole treatment/examination is the best way to detect melanoma in the early stages when treatment is most successful. If your mole is non-cancerous, you may decide that the mole is a cosmetic concern.
How Do I Know If I Need a Mole Treatment/Examination?
After your full body skin examination or mole evaluation, the dermatologist will explain the type of mole and any issues that may arise. If the mole is found to be cancerous, it will need to be removed. Having a non-cancerous mole removed is a personal choice, and we encourage you to discuss your concerns with the dermatologist.
What to Expect from Mole Removal
Mole removal may result in a minor scar, and you may develop new scars in the area. We will schedule follow-up full body skin exams to monitor the area for any changes.
How Much Does Mole Treatment/Examination Cost in Birmingham?
Mole treatment/examination and mole removal may be covered by your insurance, but this varies by the type of mole and reason for the procedure. Removing a mole for cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance. We will discuss your cost after the consultation, as well as our payment options. We accept payment by cash, checks and major credit cards. You may also qualify for financing.
Although moles are common, you should have your moles evaluated by our dermatologists. Mole treatment/examination is the best way to detect melanoma in the early stages. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for mole treatment/examination.
*Individual results may vary. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a qualified physician.