Perhaps the least publicized aging feature, skin lesions and moles can also be the most life-threatening. Dr. Roger J. Oldham offers Bethesda area patients the convenience of in-office skin lesion and mole removal in his Bethesda plastic surgery practice. Dr. Oldham is board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in skin lesion and mole removal. Because skin lesions and moles can present in visible places on the body, Dr. Oldham is an ideal practitioner to consult for removal. Dr. Oldham’s talent in minimizing scarring is only one reason why patients consult him for lesion removal. For this and many other reasons, Dr. Oldham was voted Bethesda’s “Best Plastic Surgeon” and has been voted Washington D.C.’s “Top Plastic Surgeon” for more than 20 years in a row.
Aging can mean more than just wrinkles and fine lines which present in the face, neck, forehead, and eyes. As we age, moles and skin lesions may appear as a result of a lifetime in the sun, or due to genetic factors, among others. In fact, being vigilant about your skincare and health must include watching your moles carefully to observe changes. The American Cancer Society has developed an easy-to-remember acronym for us: (A) Asymmetry-- a rounded shape is healthy; (B) Borders should be easily distinguishable; (C) Color should be tan brown; (D) diameter is typically no larger than a pencil eraser; (E) Evolutions or significant changes of any kind should be cause for action. If the time comes that you grow concerned about a skin lesion, remember the dramatic results of convenient in-office minimized-scarring mole removal in these pictures of patients before and after mole removal with Dr. Oldham.
When you call to schedule your personal mole removal consultation with Dr. Oldham, feel free to ask any preliminary questions about cost and health insurance coverage, scheduling the consultation and the brief, outpatient surgery at the same time.