Both moles and warts are common skin growths. But you might be wondering- what causes moles and warts? Are they dangerous? Can I get them removed? In this article, we will answer some frequently asked questions about moles and warts.

What Are Moles?

Moles are small, round bumps that can form anywhere on the body. They are pigment-producing, which means they are usually reddish or brownish in color. Most moles are completely harmless. However, because some can be a sign of skin cancer, it is important to have new moles examined if they are abnormal. Most people choose to leave their moles alone, but they can also be removed for cosmetic reasons.

Checking For Skin Cancer

On rare occasions, a mole can be the first sign of skin cancer. Know the warning signs of skin cancer and get an exam if you see anything suspicious. People with moles should make sure to get skin exams in general, as a dermatologist can notice small changes in moles that you might miss at home.

What About Warts?

Warts are small bumps that are caused by a certain strain of HPV. They are the same color as a person’s skin and most common on the hands and feet. While moles are not cancerous, many people still choose to remove them. This is especially common if you deal with frequent warts or find them uncomfortable. A safe freezing therapy with liquid nitrogen is the best option for this. While this sounds intense, the process is actually quick and easy.

Care Dermatology Can Help

A good dermatologist can help you get to the root cause of moles and warts. We can remove the growths, check the health of your skin, and also recommend other treatments. Care Dermatology has two convenient locations and trained professionals who can help you achieve your skin goals. Call us today to learn more.