How Can You Tell if a Mole Needs Treatment?
You can keep an eye on your moles using the ABCDE’s: asymmetry, irregular borders, color change, diameter over 6mm, and evolution or change.
Most moles have a generally round or oval shape. If your mole looks asymmetrical, this can be a warning sign, especially combined with other indications.
Unusual moles can have irregular borders instead of the generally smooth ones that typical moles have.
Moles come in a wide variety of colors, but take note if you notice that a mole or part of a mole has changed in color.
A mole with a diameter of more than 6mm can also be a cause for concern, especially if it has gotten larger.
Normal moles usually maintain their appearance over time, so a mole that changes noticeably may raise a red flag.
A dermatologist can assess any moles that show any of these signs and can make sure they receive proper treatment.