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Skin Moles Evaluation

At MJR Dermatology, located conveniently near Gwinnett, we specialize in the examination and treatment of skin moles in children. Our skilled pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Matthew Reschly, is dedicated to providing thorough mole checks and safe treatment options. We understand the importance of monitoring and managing skin moles in children, ensuring their skin’s health and well-being.

Understanding Childhood Skin Moles

Moles, medically known as nevi, are common skin growths that can appear at birth (congenital moles) or develop during childhood and adolescence. They vary in size, shape, and color, and while most moles are harmless, it’s crucial to monitor them for any changes that could indicate a skin health concern.

Types of Skin Moles in Children

There are various types of skin moles that can appear in children, including:

  • Congenital Nevi: Present at birth, these moles can range from small to large and are generally benign. However, larger congenital nevi may have a higher risk of developing into melanoma later in life.
  • Acquired Moles: These develop after birth and are usually small, round, and brown. They typically increase in number during childhood and adolescence.
  • Atypical Moles (Dysplastic Nevi): These moles are irregular in shape and color and may have a higher chance of turning into melanoma.

Skin Mole Checks at MJR Dermatology

Regular skin mole checks are essential, especially for children with numerous or atypical moles. Our dermatologists perform detailed skin examinations, using dermoscopy to get a closer look at the moles’ structure. We educate parents and children on the ABCDEs of moles, which involve assessing Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and Evolution.

Treatment and Management of Skin Moles

While most moles are harmless and don’t require treatment, some may need removal for medical or cosmetic reasons. Our treatment options include:

  • Surgical Excision: Removing the mole and a small margin of surrounding skin. This is typically done for moles that have a potential for malignancy or are bothersome.
  • Shave Excision: For raised moles, this technique shaves the mole off at skin level.
  • Laser Removal: Suitable for certain types of moles, laser treatment can effectively remove or reduce the appearance of moles.

Our pediatric dermatologist evaluates each mole carefully to determine the most appropriate treatment method, ensuring the safety and comfort of our young patients.

Why Choose MJR Dermatology for Mole Checks and Removal

  • Pediatric Dermatology Expertise: Our team has extensive experience in pediatric skin conditions, including mole checks and removal.
  • Personalized Care: We provide individualized treatment plans based on each child’s unique needs.
  • Advanced Techniques: Utilizing state-of-the-art technology for precise diagnosis and treatment.
  • Compassionate Approach: We create a welcoming and reassuring environment for children and their families.

Schedule a Mole Check for Your Child In Lawrenceville

If you’re concerned about a mole on your child’s skin, or if it’s time for their routine skin check, contact MJR Dermatology near Gwinnett. Our pediatric dermatologist is here to provide expert care, from mole checks to safe removal procedures. Schedule a visit today to ensure the health and safety of your child’s skin.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


2000 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Located on the lower Courtyard Level

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Monday – Thursday 8:30a – 4:30p
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Friday 8:30a – 12p