Recognise and remove dangerous moles
At The Skin Centre our specialists are skilled and practised in recognising and removing dangerous moles.To assist in your diagnosis and follow-up, The Skin Centre offers the use of epiluminescence microscopy to help check for melanoma. The Skin Centre specialists are also skilled at removing unsightly or unwanted moles without the need for sutures. Even on the face, many moles can be removed without sutures and with almost no sign of where they were. Book in for a consultation and let us put your mind at ease.
What is a mole?
What do moles look like?
The number of moles a person has depends on genetic factors and on sun exposure. Most white-skinned New Zealanders have 20-50 of them. People with a greater number of moles have a higher risk of developing melanoma than those with few moles, especially if they have over 100 of them.
When do moles appear?
Why remove a mole?
Shave biopsy is sometimes used to remove a flat brown patch or freckle for pathological examination.