Moles are usually characterized by raised bumps on the skin that appear brownish in color. Many people have had moles since birth and experience no symptoms from them. However, moles can become malignant skin cancers. If a mole becomes darker, bigger, or exhibits other changes, you should have it evaluated by a dermatologist immediately. Whether or not you have noticed changes in a mole’s appearance, it still should be evaluated on a regular basis to ensure that it is not cancerous. There are a variety of treatments we offer at our practice that can safely remove moles and prevent them from becoming malignant melanomas. High-SPF sunscreens can help with the prevention of skin cancer, and early detection is crucial to containing the effects of cancerous growths and risks to your health.