Moles in Chambersburg, PA

About Moles

Our skilled practitioners at OneSkin Integrative Dermatology provide 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, our team 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.

Causes

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.

Symptoms

We recommend 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 should be evaluated by a professional 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

Treatment Options

Usually, moles do not require treatment and are benign. Treatment is needed when they become suspicious. Treatment can also be useful when they cause irritation, comfort, or aesthetic concerns. In these situations, our team 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 Integrative 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, our team will select the right approach for your treatment. We're devoted to providing you the treatment you need and deserve.

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I took my 10 year old son to see Dr. Day today for a wart removal. He has some extra sensory needs and is very sensitive to medical procedures. Dr. Day and her team were absolutely phenomenal with him! I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience. He didn't shed one tear. Dr. Day knew the right balance between information to share with him so he felt comfortable but not too much that he felt overwhelmed. I am incredibly thankful to her and her team.

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I took my 10 year old son to see Dr. Day today for a wart removal. He has some extra sensory needs and is very sensitive to medical procedures. Dr. Day and her team were absolutely phenomenal with him! I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience. He didn't shed one tear. Dr. Day knew the right balance between information to share with him so he felt comfortable but not too much that he felt overwhelmed. I am incredibly thankful to her and her team.

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My family has been there twice and will be going a third time next month for mole and wart removal. Super clean building, very welcoming and the staff are so friendly. They were able to address and treat our concerns. We were able to make an appointment within a week of reaching out whereas other dermatologists, we were on a waiting list and 5 months out. I would absolutely recommend and will return in the future for any dermatology concerns.

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