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What is a mole?

Moles, or nevi, are common, and most everyone recognizes a mole when they see one. But what is a mole exactly? A mole is simply a small cluster of pigmented cells, and they can be any number of colors on just about any part of your body.

Most moles are simply skin marks that are not cause for concern. Some moles, however, can develop into skin cancer. Understanding when your mole needs to be examined by Dr. Goldberg helps ensure that your skin is healthy.

What causes moles?

Your skin contains pigment, or melanin, that gives your skin color. Melanin is produced by special cells known as melanocytes. While these unique cells typically create a smooth, even skin tone, sometimes they grow in small clusters and create a mole.

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Important information about moles

Which moles should cause you concern? There are a few indicators that can help you know when to seek the guidance and expertise of Dr. Goldberg.

Large moles that are present at birth, known as congenital nevi, are more likely to develop into malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The other type of mole that can lead to malignant melanoma is an atypical mole, or dysplastic nevi. These moles have a diameter of 1/4 inch or larger, similar to the diameter of a pencil eraser. They also have an irregular shape with dark centers and lighter edges. Lastly, having 20 or more moles or developing a new mole after age 35 may mean that you have a higher risk for developing melanoma.

If any of the above types of moles are present, please schedule a consultation with our office.

What is the cost of moles treatment in our New York and New Jersey offices?

The price of moles treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two medical financing options to help you get the treatment you deserve. Please speak to our concierge team for more information.

How do I get started?

Our board-certified dermatologists are ready to help you learn more about a mole that may be causing concern. Whether benign or malignant, we can help you get the necessary relief. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our in-office safety policies are aligned with the latest guidelines issued by the CDC and local government officials related to COVID-19.

New safety policies for patients:

  • Patients will undergo screening questions and receive comprehensive instructions about our new policies prior to their appointment.
  • To minimize contact, we will offer patients virtual check in and check out.
  • Patients will be instructed to come to the office wearing a mask.
  • Patient temperatures will be checked via forehead scanners upon arrival to the office.
  • We have reorganized our offices to maximize social distancing and cleanliness, and we have altered workflows to allow patients to wait outside or in their cars until their exam room is ready. Patients will be contacted via text message or phone call when the provider is ready for the visit to begin.
  • We are asking for patients to arrive at their appointment alone. For children and adult patients who require a caretaker, one adult may accompany the patient.
  • Patients who are sick or have had exposures to COVID-19 will be rescheduled.
  • Offices will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day.
  • Teledermatology appointments remain available for patients who prefer to be seen virtually.

New safety policies for office & staff:

  • All of our staff have completed training on all new workflows and infection prevention measures.
  • All of our clinical staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during patient encounters to include masks and eye protection.
  • Our exam rooms are sanitized before and after every patient visit.
  • All SLSS team members will be screened for symptoms and/or fever daily prior to coming to work.
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