Mole Removal Specialist

Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C.

Dermatology & Board-Certified Dermatologist located in Downtown, Washington, DC

When you need a mole removed, you want to find a doctor who specializes in medical dermatology but also has the cosmetic expertise to ensure you aren’t left with an unsightly scar. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you choose Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., in Washington, D.C. At the office, you get comfortable mole removal with ideal health and cosmetic results. To learn more, call the office or schedule your mole removal appointment online today.

Mole Removal Q & A

Why would I need mole removal?

People choose mole removal for one of two reasons:

To protect their health

Moles can be a sign of skin cancer. Your Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., provider can check your skin on a regular basis to identify any potentially problematic moles. If they do find moles that could pose a threat to your health, they offer in-office mole removal. 

Removing a potentially cancerous mole has two benefits. First, it provides the Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., team with a tissue sample they can test to determine if cancerous cells are present in the area. Secondly, if cancer is found, it means that many of those cancerous cells are removed since they’re contained in the mole. Although cancer can spread from a mole, in many cases removing the mole is sufficient to fully excise the cancer. 

To improve their appearance

The Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., team also offers mole removal for cosmetic reasons. As expert dermatologists with extensive cosmetic experience, they can minimize the appearance of any scarring after mole removal to help you look your best. 

When should I see a doctor about mole removal?

Whether you have a mole that looks suspicious or you want a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, don’t wait to talk to the staff at Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C.

Watch your moles. Concerning characteristics include:

  • Asymmetry
  • Irregular borders
  • Colors that change or aren’t even throughout
  • A mole that’s larger than one-quarter inch in diameter
  • Changes in height, color, or shape
  • Itchiness
  • Bleeding

If you ever feel unsure about whether a mole looks normal, don’t wait to make an appointment at Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C.

What should I expect during mole removal?

At Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., mole removal is a quick, comfortable process. It starts when your provider cleans the area and applies local anesthetic, keeping you comfortable during treatment. Once the area numbs, the actual removal only takes a few minutes. 

If needed, your provider stitches the area. Your provider bandages the area and gives you care instructions. You can continue on with your day after your mole removal, provided you keep the area clean and protected. 

If you need or want a mole removed, call Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., or schedule your appointment online today.