Moles are clusters of pigmented cells that often appear as small, dark brown spots, however they can be a variety of colours and appear anywhere on your body. Most people have between 10 and 40 moles, appearing from childhood to midlife. Moles are likely to become darker, larger and more numerous due to hormonal changes in adolescence or pregnancy. Most moles are harmless, but in rare cases, moles may become cancerous.
- Color: Brown, tan, black, red, blue, pink, or flesh-coloured.
- Shape: Varies from oval to round.
- Size: Usually less than 1/4 inch (about 6 millimeters), but may be large enough to cover an entire limb. Moles can be smooth or wrinkled, flat or raised.
If you’re over 30 years old and a new mole appears, you should make an appointment with Dr. Taraska if it:
- is painful, itchy or burning
- is oozing or bleeding
- suddenly changes size, shape, color or elevation, especially if part or all of the mole turns black
- AcuPulse® Laser Treatment
- Surgical Removal
The Derm Centre team of skin professionals can recommend a personalized skin care and treatment program that is medically-safe and clinically effective for you. At each consultation, we will:
- Review your skin concerns and your medical/treatment history
- Conduct a thorough examination of your skin
- Explain any recommended treatments, frequency and costs
- Review pre- and post treatment care instructions
- Answer any questions you may have to ensure you are comfortable with your treatment options