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What is a mole?

Moles, or nevi, are common, and most everyone recognizes a mole when they see one. But what is a mole exactly? A mole is simply a small cluster of pigmented cells, and they can be any number of colors on just about any part of your body.

Most moles are simply skin marks that are not cause for concern. Some moles, however, can develop into skin cancer. Understanding when your mole needs to be examined by Dr. Goldberg helps ensure that your skin is healthy.

What causes moles?

Your skin contains pigment, or melanin, that gives your skin color. Melanin is produced by special cells known as melanocytes. While these unique cells typically create a smooth, even skin tone, sometimes they grow in small clusters and create a mole.

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Important information about moles

Which moles should cause you concern? There are a few indicators that can help you know when to seek the guidance and expertise of Dr. Goldberg.

Large moles that are present at birth, known as congenital nevi, are more likely to develop into malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The other type of mole that can lead to malignant melanoma is an atypical mole, or dysplastic nevi. These moles have a diameter of 1/4 inch or larger, similar to the diameter of a pencil eraser. They also have an irregular shape with dark centers and lighter edges. Lastly, having 20 or more moles or developing a new mole after age 35 may mean that you have a higher risk for developing melanoma.

If any of the above types of moles are present, please schedule a consultation with our office.

What is the cost of moles treatment in our New York and New Jersey offices?

The price of moles treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two medical financing options to help you get the treatment you deserve. Please speak to our concierge team for more information.

How do I get started?

Our board-certified dermatologists are ready to help you learn more about a mole that may be causing concern. Whether benign or malignant, we can help you get the necessary relief. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

If your concern is a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

A message from Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ:

Dear Patients,

Our providers and staff recognize that we are all faced with difficult times as this pandemic continues to unfold throughout our area. However, the continuation of your care remains our top priority!

At this time, our New York City office is temporarily closed.

In our effort to provide you with the highest level of service, the Hackensack and Hillsborough NJ offices will remain open until further notice with limited hours of availability. We ask for your understanding with our protocols on hand washing and social distancing when you arrive for your appointment. Please do not come to the office if you are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Should you prefer not to visit the office in person, our providers are now offering virtual office visits. This is commonly known as telemedicine, or in this case, teledermatology. Our dedicated concierge team will assist you in scheduling a virtual appointment with your provider, including those in the New York City office.

Currently, the government mandates that the only way to have these virtual visits is to communicate via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp video. This is because your medical providers needs to see you, and you can show the provider the problem area of your body that you are concerned about. You will also be able to discuss any other issues regarding your ongoing care or for any new skin concerns you may have. Your provider may tell you that an in-person visit may be required for testing or more in-depth examination. In that case, a concierge team member will reach out to schedule an in-office visit.

To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, please call our office at 908-359-8980 or email [email protected] Our concierge team members will schedule a time for your medical provider to call you back. We have set aside times for all of our medical providers to call you for your virtual appointment.

Please be aware that virtual visits must be billed to your medical health insurance just as they would for an in-person office visit. If your insurance has recently changed, please have that information ready to provide to our team members. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have financial obligations such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance just as you would for an in-office visit (at the present time, the government has only waived co-pays related to COVID-19 testing).

We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here for you!

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ

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