Pediatric Mole Screening and Treatment in NYC | 212SKIN Dermatology

Pediatric Mole Screening and Treatment in NYC

What are Moles?

Mothers often worry about their children’s moles. Moles are dark, pigmented spots or growths that can appear anywhere on the skin. Some moles are present at birth, while others develop over time. Most moles are harmless, but some can be cancerous.

What is Pediatric Mole Screening?

Pediatric mole screening is a non-invasive, painless examination of a child’s skin to identify moles that may be potentially cancerous. Early detection is key in the treatment of skin cancer.

Who Should Get Pediatric Mole Screening?

All children should have a skin exam by a dermatologist at least once a year to check for moles and other skin conditions. Children with a family history of skin cancer, a personal history of sunburns, or fair skin are at a higher risk and should be screened more frequently.

What Happens During Pediatric Mole Screening?

During a pediatric mole screening, the dermatologist will examine your child’s skin from head to toe, looking for any abnormal moles or lesions. If any moles are found to be suspicious, a biopsy may be recommended to determine if the mole is cancerous or not.

What is the Treatment for Pediatric Moles?

If a mole is found to be cancerous, it will need to be surgically removed. The dermatologist will perform the surgery under local anesthesia, and the procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis. For non-cancerous moles, the dermatologist may recommend monitoring the mole or removing it for cosmetic reasons.

Why Choose Dr. Avshalumova for Pediatric Mole Screening and Treatment?

Dr. Avshalumova is a board-certified dermatologist with years of experience in pediatric dermatology. She provides comprehensive and compassionate care for all of her young patients. At 212SKIN, we use the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best possible outcome for your child’s mole screening and treatment.

Book an Appointment for Pediatric Mole Screening and Treatment in NYC

If you’re concerned about your child’s moles, book an appointment with Dr. Avshalumova at 212SKIN. Our team of pediatric dermatologists is dedicated to providing the best possible care for your child’s skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation

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