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.
Providence Dermatology Reviews
Dr. James, and Mandy are absolutely fantastic. They jumped through a ton of hoops to help me get dupixent. which is a long process especially with my insurance company being difficult. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone with any dermatology issues. They really care about helping their patients.
Dr. James and his staff are caribg, responsive, and honest. I really appreciate Dr James presenting me with options to reduce a scar without being pushy.
Dr. James is awesome, he was able to get taken care of extremely quickly. I’ve been in for laser removal and stitches. The office is very comfortable and the staff is kind and helpful. Definitely recommend!
The whole experience was great. Scheduling, arriving, being seen, all of it. Felt cared for by Dr. James. Even though it was a quick visit, he took his time to take care of me. Will be back if I need something done. Definitely recommend!
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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.