Moles are benign growths of the pigment-producing cells in our skin, called melanocytes.
Moles generally occur during the first three decades of life and may be present anywhere on the body, including skin that is not exposed to the sun. While most moles are not dangerous, it is important to identify new or changing moles, which may be atypical and could represent melanoma, a type of skin cancer. During your visit to Thomas Dermatology, our providers will perform detailed skin examinations to identify any suspicious moles and take action if necessary. We will also educate you on the warning signs associated with suspicious moles and the preventative measures you can take in your daily lives to protect your moles from the harmful effects of the sun.