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Typical Moles

Typical Mole and Cosmetic Mole Removal

Typical Moles:

  • Congenital Moles - born with it
  • Acquire Moles - developed throughout life

These type of moles are those that we are asked to remove it due to cosmetic purposes.

Congenital Moles

This type of moles are thoses that one is born with. They are classified as small. Medium and large moles ranging in size from less than 1.5 cm up to more than 20 cm in diameter. They can have different color, pattern, location, texture and with or without hair.

If you have any type of these moles that is undesired to you, give us a call for complimentary consultation to
be educated how you can get rid of it.

At birth, a newborn may begin with a few moles called congenital moles. Moles on the face or other frequently
exposed areas of skin may be troubling for children psychologically, if it is affecting their confidence and self
esteem. If a child is particularly troubled by a mole, consult with Dr. Shafa for the cosmetic removal of such bothersome skin lesions.

Acquired Typical Moles


This type of moles are those and you develop through your life.They usually appear in childhood or adolescence anywhere on the body. These types of moles can be 1 to 10 millimeters in size and a person typically has around 10 such moles. Typical moles are usually round, flat, and do not change over time, described as benign. They range in colors of flesh-colored, yellow, brown, or black. Typical benign moles are medically classified as junctional, intradermal, or compound nevi. Let Dr. Shafa evaluate your mole to define its classification and what, if anything, needs to be done.

These benign moles are classified based on clinical characteristics and histological appearance.

Based on size and depth typical benign moles are medically classified as the above:

Junctional Nevi - small and flat, superficial, early mole

Compound nevi - Deeper into the skin

Dermal nevi - largest size, raised, deep smooth or bumpy surface

Other type of benign moles are:

Halo moles

At OC MedDerm skin surgeries and mole removal is one of our signature services. This procedure is Dr. shafa’s talent and passion. Since she is performing these type of procedures. We have those of moles removed photos all with no exception with amazing result. Click here to see a sample of before and after mole removals photos.

Our practice provides dermatology services to patients around Orange County including but not limited to; Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Beach, Laguna Nigel, Dana Point, Tustin, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Corona, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Brea, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, San Clemente and Orange

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