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About Moles

Moles are a common skin growth and usually harmless. However, new or changing moles may be a sign of melanoma, a serious and deadly type of skin cancer. The experienced team at Thomas Dermatology provides comprehensive skin examinations to identify and treat suspicious moles at their two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona. To schedule an evaluation, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Moles Q & A

What are moles?

Moles are benign skin growths that occur when your pigment-producing cells — melanocytes — grow in clusters. 

Moles are common and generally appear during the first three decades of life. These skin growths may appear anywhere on the body, including areas of your skin not exposed to the sun. 

Though moles vary in size, shape, and color, most are round and have a uniform color throughout. They may be flat or raised and generally stay the same over time. 

What are suspicious-looking moles?

Most moles are benign. However, when you develop new moles, or your mole changes shape or color, then you might have a suspicious mole.

Suspicious moles may be signs of melanoma, which is a fast-growing and potentially deadly type of skin cancer. When evaluating your suspicious-looking moles, the Thomas Dermatology team uses the ABCDE guide. 

ABCDE stands for: 

  • A — asymmetrical shape
  • B — irregular border
  • C ― uneven coloring throughout
  • D — diameter that’s larger than a pencil eraser
  • E — evolving or a mole that changes over time

If you have a suspicious mole that has any of these features, schedule a skin examination at Thomas Dermatology right away. 

What can I expect during an evaluation for moles?

When you visit Thomas Dermatology for an evaluation of your moles, you can expect a comprehensive and detailed exam. During your visit, your provider closely examines your skin from head to toe.

They take detailed notes of your skin and moles, looking for skin growths that may be of concern. Your provider also teaches you how to perform a self-skin exam at home and the measures you can take to protect your skin to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. 

How are moles treated?

The Thomas Dermatology team removes moles you don’t like, as well as suspicious-looking moles, at the office. Depending on the size of your mole, the team may schedule one or two office visits for removal. 

The team removes moles by surgical excision or shaving. After removing your mole, your provider sends the growth to the on-site pathology lab for evaluation. The lab experts can determine if your mole is cancerous or not.

If your mole is benign, the team has you come in once a year for a skin examination. For cancerous moles, the team may perform additional procedures to remove as much of the cancerous tissue as possible. 

The practice also provides radiation oncology, which is a non-surgical treatment for certain types of cancerous lesions. 

Moles are common and not usually harmful. However, if you have moles that concern you, call Thomas Dermatology or schedule a consultation online today.