MOLE REMOVAL OVERVIEW
Mole removal with Dr. Parvin Shafa for an amazing result
Dr. Parvin Shafa is among the few qualified dermatologists in Orange County with extensive experience in skin surgeries. Her passion, talent, and over 25+ years expertise in mole removal guarantees your highest possible satisfaction.
If you just don’t like your mole, call us for a complimentary cosmetic mole evaluation to be informed about all possible treatment options with expected outcome for your specific case.
If you are concerned about your mole, just call us and make an appointment. We accept all PPO’s insurances and medicare to evaluate your mole from a medical standpoint and perform a biopsy or excise your mole if needed.
Mole Removal Before and After
Visit our Mole removal before and after gallery to see our amazing results of moles removed by Dr. Shafa. All the photos marked with OC MedDerm are our actual patients.
What is a Mole?
Moles, also medically known as melanocyte nevi, are skin lesions that we develop naturally throughout our life. Almost everyone has a few moles. Hormonal changes, especially during adolescence or pregnancy, often cause more moles to appear and existing ones to enlarge or darken. Moles can be classified as either typical or atypical.
Typical moles, might be unwanted cosmetically
Typical moles which have not changed in shape and color for years may be a “beauty mark” to some or annoying and unappealing to others. If you don’t like your moles cosmetically, come in for a complimentary consultation to learn about your removal options.
Above, you can see the before and after photos from one of our mole removal cases. If you have an unwanted mole that you do not like cosmetically and you would like to have it removed, simply give us a call to schedule a free consultation. We will educate you about how easily it can be removed and usually with a barely visible mark or scar. Learn more about typical moles and cosmetic mole removal.
Atypical Moles, might be Suspicious for cancer
Atypical moles are unusual looking moles , also known as dysplastic nevi. Such a mole may resemble melanoma, diagnosis can be confirmed only with a skin biopsy and not with naked eye or evaluation with a dermoscope. In general, these type of moles are not cancerous themselves but their presence is a sign of increased risk of developing melanoma in a mole or elsewhere on the body. The risk of a single atypical mole to become cancerous is 1/100 compare to an ordinary mole to become cancerous 1/3000. If you have such a suspicious mole then you inherited increased chance of developing melanoma and you need to be well educated regarding your ABCDE of Melanoma and have regular skin check by your doctor. Call us at (949) 551-1113 or Ask questionand schedule an appointment for mole evaluation from a medical standpoint and to perform a biopsy or excision if necessary. We accept all PPO insurances and Medicare for this care. Learn more about atypical moles that can be deadly skin cancer, “Melanoma.”
Other Skin Lesions That Look Like a Mole
There are numerous other type of skin lesions that might look like a mole. If any such a skin lesion is new, changing, growing, irritating, bleeding or hurting then it must be evaluated and properly treated.
Some mole like lesions can be an early manifestation of an internal disease or early sign of a skin cancer. In such a case the lesion must be evaluated clinically, more in depth with dermoscope and, if recommended, biopsied to confirm the diagnosis and rule out internal disease or skin cancer.
Depending on the diagnosis and location, there are certain way of removing lesions for the best outcome. The best type of procedure will be recommended by Dr. Shafa after your skin lesion is examined.
How We Remove Moles
Not every mole should be removed using the same technique. There are a lot of factors involved in choosing the best plan with an amazing final result. Dr. Shafa will evaluate your mole shape, size, depth, and location among many other factors. She will then discuss the options with you and tailor the plan to meet your desires and expectations. During the consultation, we will provide you with more photos of our procedures to ensure you are well informed about the plan. After the consultation, there is no obligation to proceed with the procedure, you can take your time to make your own decision. We will always give you enough time to ask more questions and feel comfortable with the final plan. We provide all of our skin surgeries with no pain since we offer different types of anesthesia such as ice, topical creams, injections, cooling devices and if needed, we make you laugh during and after procedures with our “laughing gas.” Learn more about how we remove moles.
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