Moles in Providence, UT

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What is a Mole?

Dr. Travis James of Providence Dermatology provides routine mole checks for patients throughout the Greater Providence, UT area. Most individuals have a mole of some kind on their body somewhere. A mole is a growth on top of the skin that is caused by a cluster of pigmented cells. During mole evaluations, we examine, measure, and record the dimensions, shape, and development of moles on your body to make certain they're safe and not cancerous or changing. They can be black, brown, or a variation of colors and can appear alone or in groups. Moles can likewise be flat or appear as a round bump. Although many are harmless, some may turn into cancer. If you have moles on your body and feel uncertain about their severity, or if one becomes bothersome, then it's important to inform a professional — especially when one starts to change in size or shape, or starts to itch or bleed.

What are Treatment Options for Moles?

Usually, moles don't warrant treatment unless they become cancerous, or suspicious, or when they cause irritation, discomfort, or cosmetic problems. In these situations, Dr. James may recommend the removal of the mole(s). For surgical excision, the area around the mole will be locally numbed, and a scalpel or similar tool will be used to remove the mole and a bit of the surrounding skin. The wound is then closed with sutures. At times, when the mole is at surface level, a surgical shave can be utilized where the region is locally numbed and a small blade is used to cut around and beneath the mole. Stitches aren't required for surgical shaves. The specimen is then sent off for pathology for diagnosis of benign vs cancerous.

Dr. James and his team are awesome. They are so prompt and thorough. The staff is great to take time to answer all your questions. I know we are getting the best care at Providence Dermatology.

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We have enjoyed using Providence Dermatology for our children’s dermatology needs. From Acne to weird rashes they have been great to get us seen quickly and find help for what’s needed fast

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I rarely post reviews but Dr. James and Providence Dermatology definitely deserve one! We have needed his assistance more than once in the past year and he is always so helpful and professional. My little boy ended up with poison ivy of all things and he was so miserable. Dr. James immediately helped him get some medicine to ease the discomfort and then got him going on the medicine needed to help him heal up. He explains things well, is fun with our kids, and his office is always clean with a great staff. We won’t go anywhere else.

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Best Dermatologist to ever provide me with care. I have been seen by numerous dermatologists throughout my life. As one with very fair skin, I have received many different treatments. Dr. James has definitely been the most helpful in this regard. He is kind and compassionate. He takes time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. He also provides the most effective and up to date treatments available. I would highly recommend Dr Travis James for any of your dermatology needs!!

B.C. Google

Great experience. Friendly and knowledgeable Doctor & staff. Thank you for getting me in so quickly.

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Whether you find a mole that is unattractive or bothersome, or unusual in appearance (which may be a sign of melanoma), it's time to call Providence Dermatology to explore your treatment options. Our Providence, UT office specializes in handling a wide variety of moles and lesions, from harmless to cancerous ones. If you have an at-risk mole, Dr. James will select the correct approach for your treatment. We're committed to providing you with the degree of treatment that you need and deserve.

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