Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center offers mole removal procedures to the residents of Pasadena, CA. We also service Los Angeles, CA. Most adults have moles, and those with lighter skin are more prone to develop moles. Moles are generally harmless, but some people find them to be unattractive, and they rely on Dr. Rigor for safe and effective mole removal.
Should I be concerned about my moles?
While most moles are not cause for concern, you should monitor your moles for indications of melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that typically develops near moles, and one of the first signs is a change in the shape or size of your mole. New moles can also indicate melanoma. If your mole begins to grow, bleed or itch, contact Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center for a consultation appointment. Dr. Rigor evaluates your mole and determines if treatment is necessary.
Should I remove my mole at home?
Dr. Rigor does not recommend removing your mole at home. If the mole contains skin cancer and is not properly removed, the skin cancer can continue to grow. Removing moles requires very sharp surgical blades. Without the proper technique and equipment, you may cause damage to your skin, including a permanent scar, or the area may become infected.
What types of mole removal procedures does Dr. Rigor perform?
Dr. Rigor works closely with his patients in Pasadena and Los Angeles, CA to determine the best mole removal procedure. In general, he uses one of two methods — surgical excision and surgical shaving. For surgical excision, Dr. Rigor makes an incision around the mole to remove it from your skin. The skin is then closed with sutures. For surgical shaving, Dr. Rigor uses a surgical blade to remove the mole. This procedure requires no incisions or sutures.
I had my mole removed by Dr. Rigor and now it’s grown back. What should I do?
When a mole grows back after being removed, it is a sign of melanoma. Contact Rigor Dermatology & Laser Center immediately for a follow-up appointment.