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Mole and Skin Growth Evaluation and Removal

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach, our board-certified dermatologists specialize in the evaluation and removal of moles and other skin growths. Whether you have a concerning mole, a bothersome skin tag, or a suspicious lesion, our skilled team uses advanced techniques to diagnose and treat your skin growths with precision and care.

The Importance of Mole and Skin Growth Evaluation

Moles and skin growths are common and often harmless, but in some cases, they can be a sign of a more serious condition, such as skin cancer. Regular self-examinations and annual skin checks with a board-certified dermatologist are essential for detecting potential problems early when they are most treatable.

Some warning signs to look out for include:

  • Asymmetry: One half of the mole or growth looks different from the other
  • Border: The edges are irregular, ragged, or blurred
  • Color: The color is not uniform and may include shades of brown, black, or other colors
  • Diameter: The mole or growth is larger than 6mm (about the size of a pencil eraser)
  • Evolution: The mole or growth changes in size, shape, or color over time

If you notice any of these warning signs or have a mole or skin growth that is itchy, painful, or bleeding, it's essential to schedule an evaluation with a dermatologist promptly.

Mole and Skin Growth Removal Options

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer a range of advanced removal options for moles and skin growths, tailored to your individual needs and the type of lesion. These options include:

Shave Excision

Shave excision is a simple, in-office procedure that involves numbing the area with local anesthesia and using a surgical blade to remove the mole or growth flush with the skin's surface. This technique is best suited for raised lesions and typically leaves a small, flat scar that fades over time.

Surgical Excision

Surgical excision is a more comprehensive removal technique that involves numbing the area and cutting out the entire mole or growth, along with a margin of surrounding healthy skin. The wound is then closed with stitches. This method is often used for larger, deeper, or potentially cancerous lesions and may leave a thin, linear scar.


Cryotherapy, or freezing, is a quick, non-invasive option for removing certain types of skin growths, such as warts or skin tags. This procedure involves applying liquid nitrogen to the growth, causing it to blister and fall off within a few days to weeks.

Our experienced dermatologists will assess your mole or skin growth and recommend the most appropriate removal method based on factors such as the size, location, and appearance of the lesion, as well as your individual preferences and goals.

What to Expect During and After Your Procedure

Mole and skin growth removal procedures are typically performed in our state-of-the-art facility under local anesthesia. Most treatments take less than 30 minutes, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward.

After your procedure, our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize scarring. This may include keeping the area clean and dry, applying ointment, and avoiding sun exposure. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress and discuss any necessary additional steps, such as biopsy results or further treatment.

Comprehensive Skin Cancer Screening and Treatment

In addition to mole and skin growth removal, our board-certified dermatologists offer comprehensive skin cancer screening and treatment services. We recommend that all adults undergo a full-body skin examination at least once a year, or more frequently if you have a history of skin cancer, numerous moles, or other risk factors.

If a suspicious lesion is identified during your skin cancer screening, we will perform a biopsy to determine if it is cancerous. If skin cancer is diagnosed, we offer advanced treatment options, including Mohs micrographic surgery, a precise technique that removes skin cancer while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible.

Why Choose Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics for Mole and Skin Growth Removal?

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience in evaluating and removing moles and skin growths using the most advanced, evidence-based techniques. We prioritize your health, safety, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Newport Beach offers a welcoming, compassionate environment where you can feel confident in the care you receive. We understand that undergoing mole or skin growth removal can be stressful, which is why we take a personalized approach to your treatment, ensuring that you feel informed, supported, and empowered every step of the way.

Schedule Your Mole and Skin Growth Evaluation Today

If you have a concerning mole or skin growth, or if it's time for your annual skin check, schedule your appointment with our experienced dermatologists at Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach today.

Contact us to book your evaluation and take the first step towards protecting your skin health and peace of mind. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality care and support on your journey to healthy, beautiful skin.