Dermatologists are trained to remove moles, cysts and skin cancers, as well as any other troubling skin tumors. If any new mole appears on your body - or if a mole you already have changes appearance - it’s important to seek medical advice. A dermatologist will be able to assess the mole, and check for signs of cancer or other related problems. Early diagnosis in these cases is crucial, as many potentially troubling moles or growths can be removed successfully at an early stage of development.
Sun Damage & Skin Cancer
Using effective sun protection is the best defense against skin cancer. However, it’s not possible to avoid sun exposure entirely in daily life. If you have any concerns about an existing mole, or a new mole appears, it is important to get it checked out by your dermatologist. Any mole which changes shape, grows, or changes color should be reviewed by a medical practitioner. Also look out for other worrying signs, such as a mole which bleeds, forms a crust, or won’t heal. These type of cancers typically appear on areas which are more exposed to the sun, including the hands and arms, nose, forehead and ears.
You might have a mole removed because there is a concern about its growth, or perhaps you simply don’t like the way that it looks. In this case, it’s possible to have the mole removed simply, at our Jersey City dermatologist office. The approach taken to remove the mole will depend on its size and location, but options will be discussed with you in full at your first appointment. In some cases, depending on the method of removal used and the size of the mole, there could be some scarring after the procedure. Treatment is typically painless, and patients are given full aftercare support and advice as needed.
Your Surgery Visit
As one of the best dermatologists in Jersey City, our office and surgery is modern and well equipped. Our trained team will make sure you’re informed of any requirements prior to your treatment, although often you may be able to simply visit the surgery with no need to stick to a pre-op regimen. Once in the surgery, our staff will do everything they can to make you feel at ease, and to help you understand the surgery or procedure that will take place. At any stage you can ask questions, and our trained team will do their best to help and advice.
Support After Surgery
Aftercare is important to us. Before you leave the surgery we will make sure you’re feeling comfortable and are aware of any post-operative requirements. You might need to apply some creams to the surgery site, for example, or return for a further check up to ensure that recovery is going well. In the case of many surgical procedures you’ll need to keep the site clean to avoid infection. If you have any questions following your surgery, we are only ever a phone call or an email away. There’s no question too big or small for us - just get in touch with whatever is on your mind.