Moles Checkup in Pinecrest
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Have a Lot of Moles?
A mole may turn up here and there, but not all of them are harmless. Moles are usually small and brownish, but they also come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes. This is what can help you determine if you need to go to the Miami Center for Dermatology to have a Moles Checkup in Pinecrest. It might not always be so easy to identify if the mole is something harmful, but with our helpful tips and facts, you will be able to identify what type of mole you have and how you should go about it.
First thing to know before making your Moles Checkup in Pinecrest appointment, are the three types of moles.
- Acquired Moles – These moles are mostly developed during childhood or your earlier adult years. The main cause of these moles are due to sun exposure and are smaller than a quarter inch. This type of mole does not develop into skin cancer.
- Atypical Moles – A larger type of mole that has an irregular shape as well as having an uneven color with dark brown center. This type of mole may be a sign of a risk in developing skin cancer.
- Congenital Moles – These moles become present at birth and can be at risk of turning into skin cancer.
If you still aren’t sure which mole you have or whether it is something to go to a Moles Checkup in Pinecrest for, then here is another way to figure out your mole.
- Constantly be looking for newly developed moles
- Ask your family about any skin cancer history
- Look for changes in moles
- According to Everyday Health, you should look for the ABCDE’s of melanoma which includes
A for asymmetry– A mole in which one half of the mole does not look like the other
B for irregular border– A mole with a scalloped or poorly defined border
C for varied color– A mole that consists of multiple shades of black, brown, white, red, and/or blue
D for large diameter– A mole that has a diameter larger than that of a pencil eraser
E for evolving– A mole that’s size, shape, or color has changed over time
If you have a mole that is new or bothersome ( bleeding, itching, painful) then please contact the Miami Center for Dermatology today to make an appointment for your Moles Checkup in Pinecrest.