FAQs About Moles

Moles are a common skin issue that many people deal with, but they may not know when they’re an issue. Moles are harmless in most cases, but it’s important to know when they turn from harmless to possibly harmful. It’s crucial that you’re able to identify signs that you should get your mole checked by Dr. Michael Braden at Braden Dermatology in Comfort, TX, and when a mole may be a sign of skin cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions About Moles

Q. What are moles?

A. Moles are growths that can appear anywhere on the body. They’re normally brown or black and are fairly common.

Q. What should you look for when checking moles?

A. If you have moles on your body, you should be checking them and keeping tabs on what each mole looks like. If you start noticing changes, it could be a sign of skin cancer and should be treated as soon as possible. Most commonly, you should inspect each mole for size, shape, color, and symmetry. If you notice that a mole is asymmetrical, it bleeds, has changed color, is larger than an eraser, or many moles have recently popped up, it’s time to see your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment.

Q. How is an infected mole treated?

A. If you see your dermatologist in Comfort, TX, about your moles at an early stage, it should be fairly easy to treat. Normally, your dermatologist will take a biopsy and remove all the damaged cells from the skin. Once that’s cleared, they will close up the area and send it for testing to make sure that it hasn’t spread throughout your body.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today

If you are fully informed about moles and how you can make sure you treat an infected mole at an early stage, it’s your best chance of staying healthy and cancer-free! Contact Dr. Michael Braden at Braden Dermatology in Comfort, TX, to ask any further questions about moles that you may have. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (830) 995-3376.

Contact Us

Our Location

Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Braden Dermatology


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm