Medically Reviewed By: Kelli Bryant, MD Moles, also called nevi, are sometimes considered beauty marks. But if you have a mole — especially a facial mole — that’s more of an eyesore, or if a mole is easily irritated by clothing or gets snagged on jewelry, chances are you’d rather be rid of it. Can you
Most doctor’s offices are still open — and in fact never closed — during the coronavirus pandemic. But some people have been avoiding seeing the doctor for fear of catching COVID-19. If you have a health condition that needs medical attention, however, that strategy can backfire. Left untreated, some conditions, including certain skin conditions, can
If you have a mole, skin growth, skin lesion or dark spot that begins to itch, don’t panic — but do pay attention. Most moles are harmless, and itching could be the result of irritation from clothing, or even a new detergent. But any itchy mole, growth or wound could also be a symptom of
Ask most young women if appearing tanned is important to looking and feeling their best, and the answer will often be yes. Simply put, many still perceive a tanned face as a sign of health and attractiveness. It’s a long-standing, common perception that still motivates millions to hit the beach and/or tanning salon, searching for
When a new mole appears, a brief panic sets through your mind as you consider the possibility of it being cancerous. Moles are tiny growths on the skin that develop when pigment cells, known as melanocytes cluster together, rather than being distributed across the skin. As years pass, moles can change, or even disappear. However,
Skin cancer is a prevalent problem in the United States, with an estimated one in five Americans developing the condition over the course of their lifetime. Typically caused by a combination of UV exposure, risk factors, and genetic predisposition, skin cancer is not only life-threatening, but can also result in a number of troubling side
With skin cancer now estimated to affect one in five people in the United States at some point in their lives, many people are now aware of the various risks associated with this condition and how to prevent it. However, even if you wear sunscreen and check your skin fairly regularly, you may still have
Do you have a mole you don’t like the look of? It’s best to have it removed by a licensed dermatologist, and here’s why.
Dermatologists stress how important it is to check your moles regularly, but do you know all the steps to give yourself a head-to-toe mole self-exam?
Skin Moles are common. Almost everyone has a few, and some people develop hundreds. And melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, can develop in or near moles. Don’t get frightened—most skin moles are not melanoma. So how do you know when to see a dermatologist for your moles? It’s easy; just keep in mind your