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Moles, or nevi, are the most common skin formation and many people have many moles on their skin. Most moles are harmless brown or skin-colored growths, but some can become cancerous. At LM Medical NYC, our top-rated dermatology team offers the diagnosis of nevi and skin mole removal at our state-of-the-art facility in Manhattan.

Dr. Morgan Rabach is a world-renowned, board certified dermatologist who can screen for skin cancers with routine mole checks and examinations. Her expertise in everything skin related includes determining if a mole poses a health or cancer risk. While most moles are not dangerous, they can be an unwanted skin growth. Dr. Morgan also specializes in the cosmetic removal of unwanted moles, carefully removing nevi without leaving a noticeable scar.

Skin Mole FAQs

Why do I need to check my skin for skin cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. We recommend you see us for a full body screen once a year.

What is mole removal?
A mole removal is a quick and easy office-based procedure where an unwanted mole is removed. Depending on the location and appearance of the mole, Dr. Morgan will discuss with you whether or not stitches will be necessary after the removal.

How do you prepare for a skin check?
Just come!

What is a full body skin check?
A full body skin check is an in-office procedure that takes 10-30 minutes with a board certified dermatologist. Dr. Morgan will examine every area of the skin looking for suspicious spots or abnormal growths.

What does the first sign of skin cancer look like?
To increase your chances of detecting skin cancer early, when it is most treatable, renowned skin expert Dr. Morgan recommends that everyone check their skin for the ABCDEs of melanoma:

  • A is for Asymmetry: One half of the spot is unlike the other half.
  • B is for Border: The spot has an irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
  • C is for Color: The spot has varying colors from one area to the next, such as shades of tan, brown or black, or areas of white, red or blue.
  • D is for Diameter: While melanomas are usually greater than 6 millimeters — or about the size of a pencil eraser — when diagnosed, though they can be smaller.
  • E is for Evolving: The spot looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. Even if you do not have any other symptoms, see a board certified dermatologist if you notice one of these signs or notice an existing mole start to evolve or change in any way.

If you have a suspicious mole you want checked, or you want a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, contact us at LM Medical NYC. Top-rated dermatologist Dr. Morgan and our dermatology team offer skin mole removal and skin checks at our medical clinic in Greenwich Village.

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