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Patients frequently request removal of facial moles. They feel this will improve their appearance. Sometimes they are concerned about the possibility of skin cancer.
The medical name for a mole is a nevus. Compound nevi are raised and brown. Sometimes they are nonpigmented. If a lesion shows signs suspicious for malignancy (such as a sore that doesn’t heal, an irregular border, increase in size, nodularity, topical erosion, dark color, or bleeding) it is sent for pathology. A uniform, normal-appearing mole that has not changed in appearance, and is free of such signs, does not necessarily require microscopic examination by a pathologist.