May 19 2010

Who to Call if Your Moles Change: Dr. Roger J. Oldham of Bethesda

Dr. Roger J. Oldham’s plastic surgery practice in Bethesda houses the Bethesda Surgery Center, an outpatient surgery center. Dr. Oldham is a plastic surgeon who specializes in lesion and mole removal. There are many benefits to having a board-certified plastic surgeon remove your moles, and minimized scarring in just one of them. If you have moles or skin lesions, you should be vigilant in observing their appearance for changes that may indicate malignant, cancerous, or pre-cancerous status.

Moles can sometimes sneak up on us. Many patients report the appearance of moles as they age, skin lesions that they never saw on their bodies even a year prior. These skin lesions develop on most of us as we age, and can take the form of age spots, moles, and various types of skin lesions. Many are benign, but some have developed due to overexposure to sun, in which case all patients should keep a constant watch for changes. The American Cancer society has developed an alphabetic pneumonic device to remember: A is for Asymmetry: pigmented lesions should be symmetrical and most are circular in shape. B is for Borders: the outline of benign skin lesions is smooth and even. C is for Color: lesions should be an even tan or brown, without color variation or fading of only one section or another. D is for Diameter: the size of the lesion should not change rapidly, within a few months’ time; most tend to be the size of a pencil eraser. E is for Evolving: if you see any change in the size, shape, or color your lesions, make an appointment with Dr. Roger J. Oldham for mole removal. Before you visit Dr. Oldham, visit our online photo gallery to see the benefits of having a plastic surgeon remove your skin lesions as with these patients before and after mole removal.

Dr. Roger J. Oldham’s conveniently-located Bethesda in-office surgery center sees patients in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Northwest Washington D.C.: Herndon, Dupont Circle, Olney, Annandale, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Georgetown, Cleveland Park, Germantown, McLean, Silver Spring, Tysons, Chevy Chase, Fairfax, Bethesda, Reston, Potomac, Great Falls, Georgetown, Alexandria, Montgomery Village, and Herndon.

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