Mole Check In New Jersey
Moles are usually just clusters of pigment cells called melanocytes, but sometimes they can become cancerous. A biopsy helps determine if there is anything wrong with the mole, like melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Your doctor can diagnose moles by looking at your skin. During a skin exam, your doctor inspects your skin from head to toe. If your doctor suspects that a mole may be cancerous, it is removed and sent to a lab for examination under a microscope (biopsy).
You might choose to make a skin exam a regular part of your preventive medical care. Talk with one of our dermatologists about a schedule that’s appropriate for you.
Mole Removal Procedure
Once your doctor has determined that you’ll need your mole removed (likely through a skin exam and/or biopsy), there are a few things they’ll do to get you ready for the procedure, which is done on an outpatient basis. The area will be measured, mapped, and sometimes photographed before your doctor does the actual removal.
As with any procedure, the recovery time for mole removal varies. You should feel back to normal within days to weeks, depending on whether or not you got stitches.