Rachel Day, M.D., founder of OneSkin Dermatology, provides regular mole checks for individuals in the Greater Chambersburg, PA area. Most adults have a mole of some type on their body somewhere. A mole is a lesion on the skin caused by a bundle of colored skin cells. During mole evaluations, we analyze, measure, and record the dimensions, shape, and development of moles on your body to make certain they're safe and not cancerous or changing. They may be black, brown, or a combination of the two and could grow independently or in groups. Moles may be flush with the skin or look like a round bulge. Even though many are benign, some can become cancerous. If you have moles and feel uncertain about the severity of them, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rachel Day can assess your skin and look for problems. It's particularly important to seek help from a professional if a mole becomes bothersome, changes shape or size, or starts to bleed or itch.
"I was so nervous and self conscious about going to the dermatologist for the first time and both Dr. Day and her staff were amazing! Dr. Day was super kind and easy going and professional which made the visit a wonderful experience. I love how thorough she is and how she takes time to explain information to you to make sure you understand. Highly recommend her for your dermatologic needs!"- H.R. / Google / Jun 26, 2020
"Dr. day is the best! Everyone at OneSkin Dermatology is so nice. I can’t say enough great things about them. Booking the appointment was super easy. They answered the phone with such a warm welcoming tone. Super helpful and transparent answering questions regarding services and pricing. The atmosphere in the office is so peaceful and calm. Not the typical sterile unpleasant doctors office type of feel. Dr. Day provided exceptional service. The experience left me feeling empowered and hopeful. It was evident that she cared about what I was explaining. She was open about treatment plans and providing me with all the options. Loved that she took the time to talk through details with me to help me understand my situation. It might sound crazy but I’m not sure I’ve ever felt that great after leaving a doctors office. So glad we made the choice to visit Dr. Day."- C. / Google / Feb 12, 2021
"Dr. Day and her staff are exceptional. She thoroughly listens to all your concerns and questions. You won’t go anywhere else after you experience OneSkin Dermotology!"- T.M. / Google / Feb 12, 2021
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"Every staff member I've encountered has been nothing short of wonderful and caring. I was dealing with untreated rosacea for years, there were times after washing my face that I would feel utterly demoralized by my complexion. I was shocked when within days of starting treatment I could see the redness in my face dying down. For years I had avoided looking at my face with my glasses until I had applied makeup...but now I was waking up in the morning, grabbing my glasses and rushing off to the mirror to see my face. Thanks OneSkin for helping me to get my complexion back!"- T.B. / Google / Jan 13, 2021
Moles are created when cells from the skin develop in a bunch rather than being dispersed beneath your skin. These types of cells are referred to as melanocytes, and they create the pigment that gives your skin its normal color. Moles can become darker in color after they are exposed to sunlight, throughout the adolescent years, and when pregnant.
Dr. Day recommends that individuals monitor their moles carefully for any changes and receive examinations regularly. You can remember what to search for in your self-examination by following the ABCDE test. Your mole could be cancerous if these attributes are present:
- Asymmetrical: They aren't even or equivalent in dimension if you draw a line down the middle
- Borders: They have scalloped or jagged edges
- Color: They start to change or have an irregular color
- Diameter: They're bigger than 6 millimeters in size
- Evolves: They start to evolve (change or grow) in shape, size, height, or color
Usually, moles do not require treatment and are benign. Treatment is needed when they become suspicious or cancerous. Treatment can also be useful when they cause irritation, comfort, or aesthetic concerns. In these situations, Dr. Day might want to excise the mole(s). During surgical excision, the region near the mole is numbed with a local anesthetic and a scalpel or comparable tool will be utilized to excise the mole and a bit of the surrounding skin cells. The wound is then closed with sutures. From time to time when the mole is flush with the skin, a surgical shaving method could be utilized where the region is locally numbed and a small blade is used to cut around and under the mole. Stitches aren't required with this technique.
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Whether you find a mole to be unattractive or bothersome, or have one that is strange in appearance (which may potentially be an indication of melanoma), now is the time to call OneSkin Dermatology to learn about your treatment choices. Our Chambersburg, PA office specializes in handling a large array of moles and lesions, from those that are harmless to ones that are cancerous. If we discover a mole(s) that is at risk, Dr. Rachel Day will select the right approach for your treatment. We're devoted to providing you the treatment you need and deserve.