Moles are very common small growths that look like a piece of flat or raised skin, and are often tan or brown in color. Although most moles are about the size of a pencil eraser, moles can vary greatly in size from the tiniest pinhead size mole (1mm) to the giant moles (10-12 inches).
Risk factors for getting an increased number of moles include sun exposure, sunburns, and overall sun damage. But moles may also occur in fully sun-protected areas such as the palms, soles of the feet, genitals and anus.
Most moles on a person’s skin are fairly uniform in color, but not always. Moles may be tan, brown, black, reddish brown, or skin-colored. Typically they are slightly or much darker than the surrounding skin. They also tend to become darker and more apparent with sun exposure and pregnancy, and lighter in the winter months.
Regular moles are benign and friendly. Irregular moles contain abnormal cells which have the potential to change or become cancerous over time, increasing the risk of melanoma. A small number of regular moles may potentially become irregular or cancerous too, which is why it is important to watch all moles closely for change or atypical features. All suspicious moles and lesions should be excised and sent for pathology.
Anyone who has one or more uncertain moles or pigmented spots should have their Proctologist or Dermatologist evaluate them as soon as possible. Verbal descriptions and photographs cannot convey enough information for satisfactory self-diagnosis, which is why an in-person consultation is the best way to stay safe. Routine annual mole checks are an important part of your general health screenings.
Aesthetic appearance is important for the whole body, including the buttocks and anus. We know that the aesthetics of your anal opening and perianal area is of utmost importance to you. Therefore, we perform all of our excisions of our moles and lesions with minimally invasive surgical techniques, and with the goal of creating an aesthetically pleasing result.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for the treatment of moles on the buttocks and anus.