moles + melanoma


Severely Atypical MoleDermatologists recommend that starting in your twenties, you get an annual total body skin check to screen for abnormal moles and melanoma. If a suspicious mole is found, a sample is taken and sent to the lab. It’s quick and easy and could save your life.

Look for the following signs that may indicate a concerning mole:

  • New, or rapidly growing, or changing in any way
  • Itches or bleeds
  • Asymmetry (one side of the mole doesn’t look like the other)
  • Irregular borders (the borders of the mole are jagged or notched)
  • Different colors within the mole (pink, blue, gray, different shades of brown, black)
  • Larger than the diameter of a pencil eraser
  • Lastly and perhaps most important: there is just something about a mole that is bothering you.

If you have a spot that looks suspect, schedule your appointment today. Give us a call at 310.546.1188 or request an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you!