Moles are small marks that often appear on sun-exposed areas of the body, like the face, shoulders, chest, arms, and legs. They appear in various shapes and sizes, sometimes being present at birth and other times developing throughout your life. No two moles are exactly the same, which can be a source of concern since it can be difficult to determine which moles might potentially be cancerous, and which are not.

Benign moles, however, are noncancerous, causing cosmetic nuisance and discomfort more than an actual threat to your health. Our dermatologists and skin surgeons are highly skilled and knowledgeable in benign moles and skin cancer, so if you have a mole that you are concerned about, it is best to schedule an appointment with our skin cancer specialists in Denver and get peace of mind about the mark.

When you come to Colorado Skin Surgery and Dermatology to get your benign mole removed, our skill professionals treat each mole as a unique procedure. Working with our skilled surgeons make all the difference, as they work with precise excision with multilayer closure to relieve skin tensions, which is a critical component for reducing visible scarring after the treatment. This procedure makes it ideal because it will make it nearly impossible to tell you had a procedure at all.

Is Your Mole Suspicious?

Noticing that a mole anywhere on your body can raise concern, particularly those that form later in life. While the majority of moles are benign, there are features that you can keep an eye out for to determine whether or not your mole warrants professional assessment. You can take a look at our skin cancer page for more information about what to keep an eye out for, but it is important to know the ABCs of melanoma:

  • Asymmetry – Moles that are not cancerous typically have symmetry between the two halves.
  • Border – Benign moles have a well-defined, even border. Cancerous moles are uneven in their border.
  • Color – Benign moles are a single, uniform color. If your mole has several colors, like brown, black, or purple, it may be worth getting a second opinion.
  • Diameter – The size of the mole is important, as non-suspicious moles are usually smaller than a pencil eraser.
  • Evolving – The mole has changed size, color, or shape over time.

Many patients are concerned about their benign moles even if they are not cancerous. We understand and appreciate those concerns. There are numerous reasons for removing a benign mole including worries the mole may develop into a cancer, the mole causing discomfort and patient preference. Regardless of the reason, our skin cancer surgeons are ideally suited to perform the procedure. Our physicians have performed thousands of reconstructions, which means we are proficient in producing great results, particularly in sensitive areas like the face.

If you would like to schedule a benign mole removal with our dermatologists and skin surgeons in Denver, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!