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It’s estimated that the average person has around 40 to 300 moles on their body. These minor dermal aberrations are often caused by hyperpigmentation of skin cells. Both environmental and genetic factors can play a significant role in the number and size of the warts on your body.

It’s also worth noting that unprotected sun exposure can cause excess melanin to saturate dermal cells. This can potentially cause a mole to darken over time. As this starts to happen a benign mole can start to increase in size.

A mole appears or starts to grow on your face, hands, or another visible part of the body can sometimes be cosmetically unappealing. This can have an effect on your self-image and your general sense of self-confidence in social situations.  

Fortunately, the dermal care specialists at The Office of Dr. Leon Goldstein can often remove an unappealing mole in a single outpatient treatment.

Small moles and minor dermal aberrations can sometimes be shaved down until they are smooth with the surrounding skin. Once this is done Dr. Leon Goldstein can then cauterize the area to reduce the chances of redevelopment. If a small mole extends deeply into the skin, he might use a special laser treatment to affect the deeper dermal layers.

Some large moles penetrated deep into the dermis. In a case like this, the offending mole might need to be physically excised with a scalpel. Dr. Leon Goldstein will then stretch and adapt the surrounding skin before suturing to reduce any visible scarring.

If you live in the Madison, Connecticut, region and you have a visually unappealing mole that you would like removed, you should call 203-245-0350 to set up a consultation at The Office of Dr. Leon Goldstein’s clinic.