Mole check

Moles are common and usually harmless skin growths that can appear anywhere on the body. However, some moles may be a sign of skin cancer, which is why regular mole checks are important for anyone concerned about the health of their skin.

During a mole check, you skin is checked for any unusual growths or changes. This may involve a visual examination of the skin and using a dermatoscope, which is a special magnifying lens that allows the mole to be examined in more detail. In some cases, a biopsy may also be performed, which involves removing a small sample of the mole tissue for further testing.

It is recommended that individuals perform regular self-checks for any new or changing moles. Book an appointment with Mr Kumar if any of the following signs are present:

A mole that is asymmetrical, with one half looking different from the other half
A mole with an irregular border or edges
A mole that is larger than 6 millimeters in diameter
A mole with uneven color or a variety of colors
A mole that is changing in size, shape, or color

While most moles are benign, it is important to have them checked regularly to ensure that any potential skin cancer is detected and treated early. Early detection and treatment can significantly improve the chances of a successful outcome.

In summary, mole checks are an important part of maintaining the health of your skin, especially if you have a history of sun exposure or a family history of skin cancer. By performing regular self-checks and seeking medical attention if any concerning signs are present, you can help ensure the early detection and treatment of any potential skin cancer.

If the moles are found to be suspicious Mr Kumar will discuss further treatments including regular mole checks, cryotherapy, biopsy, topical treatments and surgery.