Joel Schlessinger MD - FAQ Moles

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Joel Schlessinger MD answers frequently asked questions about moles and how to recognize the signs of melanoma. Read more from Joel Schlessinger MD on his blog: http://drjoelschlessinger.com/joel-schlessinger-md-answers-frequently-asked-questions-about-moles/

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Joel Schlessinger MD - FAQ Moles

  1. 1. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MOLES Joel Schlessinger, MD Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  2. 2. What are moles? Moles, also called nevi, can be any irregularity or dark spot on the skin such as a birthmark. Most moles are harmless and don't change. Lighter-skinned people tend to have more moles than those with darker skin. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  3. 3. Are there ways to prevent moles? Safe sun practices can protect you from moles that develop into skin cancer. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing to shield your skin against harmful sun exposure. Another way to protect yourself is to avoid tanning booths. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  4. 4. Should I be worried about moles? Recognize the warning signs of dangerous moles that can turn into skin cancer by using this easy-to-remember guide: Asymmetry: Beware of moles where one half doesn't match the other half in shape. Border: Watch for moles with ragged, blurred or irregular borders or edges. Color: Look for uneven coloration, more than one color, or moles with unusual colors. Diameter: Pay special attention to moles with a diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser. Evolving: Moles may change or grow in shape over time. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information. Image courtesy of American Academy of Dermatology
  5. 5. Melanoma If you see a mole that has any of the ABCDEs of melanoma, see a dermatologist immediately. Regular visits to your dermatologist will improve your chances of catching skin cancer in its early stages when it’s easily treatable. Both of these moles pictured are melanoma. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  6. 6. Mole removal Joel Schlessinger, MD is an expert in skin cancer evaluation. As a board-certified dermatologist, he is skilled at assessing dangerous moles and removing them if necessary, always with attention to the final outcome and scar. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  7. 7. How can I minimize scarring? LovelySkin.com carries a wide selection of products personally selected and recommended by Joel Schlessinger, MD to minimize scarring after mole removal and other procedures. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  8. 8. SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel helps fortify skin and minimize the appearance of scars. It is clinically proven to address multiple phases of scar formation to improve the healing process. As a result, you’ll see softer, smoother skin with less noticeable scarring. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  9. 9. Kinerase Scar Healing Therapy Kinerase Scar Healing Therapy minimizes the look, color, tenderness and coarseness of scars. This transparent, nongreasy formula works on the face or body and can be worn under makeup. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  10. 10. Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream helps speed up the recovery process to prevent scarring. The gentle formula also creates a healthy skin environment to minimize the risk of infection while healing. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  11. 11. Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation works to conceal and heal postprocedure scars. This breathable foundation stimulates cell growth and soothes stressed skin, helping to minimize scar formation. The gentle formula can be used immediately after procedures because it acts as a second skin to protect and heal sensitive areas. Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.
  12. 12. Here’s how you can find out more about Dr. Joel Schlessinger: - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger - Twitter http://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger - Blogs http://drjoelschlessinger.com/ http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/ Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/moles for more information.

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