Moles in Newport Beach & Fullerton, CA
Jennifer Armstrong MD is your state-of-the-art center for high-quality medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her expert medical team members are proud to offer a wide range of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that provide patients with their healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. We are proud to offer treatments for moles to men and women in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, and the neighboring communities in Orange County, California.
What are Moles?
Odds are, you have at least one mole on your body right now. A mole is simply an area of growth on your skin. While some moles have been on your skin since you were born, others may have been acquired over the course of your life. Moles come in a variety of different colors – from pink and red to brown and flesh-colored – and sometimes even sprout hair. In reality, most moles shouldn’t be a cause for concern and are perfectly healthy to have. That being said, it’s important to pay attention to your moles. If you find they are getting darker in color, growing in size, or have abnormal edges, we encourage you to come in and see us at your earliest convenience. These are all signs your moles may be becoming malignant and are at a higher risk of developing into skin cancer. Whether you’re concerned about the appearance of your mole for health purposes or aesthetic purposes, our medical team members have mole removal treatments that will get rid of your moles without compromising the rest of your skin’s health.
What Causes Moles?
Moles are a completely natural and normal occurrence on the body. At the surface level, moles are caused by an abnormal overgrowth of skin cells. That being said, not all moles are bad moles. Whether you’ve had your moles since birth or have acquired them over the years, moles are typically harmless and painless. If you find that your mole is changing in appearance, it may be a good idea to get them checked out by Dr. Armstrong’s expert medical team. A change in your mole’s appearance may be a sign that this abnormal growth of cells is becoming malignant.
What Mole Treatments are Available?
Dr. Armstrong’s team of medical professionals is proud to offer a wide range of mole removal treatments to men and women, including:
- Surgical Shave
- A surgical shave is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a minimally invasive surgical approach to removing a mole. This technique involves using a sharp blade to scrape the mole off of the skin’s surface without damaging the deeper layers of skin.
- Surgical Excision
- Surgical excision may need to be used to remove moles that are deeper embedded into the skin. This removal is slightly more invasive and may require some stitches to close the wound caused by the mole removal process.
How Much Does Mole Removal Cost?
The cost of your mole removal will depend on the type of treatment you choose to receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and the coverage provided by your current health insurance plan. To get a better idea of how much your mole removal will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her team of medical professionals are proud to offer a variety of advanced non-surgical dermatologic services to residents of Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, and the neighboring communities of Orange County, CA. Contact us to schedule your private medical or cosmetic dermatology consultation with Dr. Armstrong today.