Your Dermatologist for a variety of reasons may remove a mole, also called a naevus. If your Dermatologist is suspicious of your mole he or she will recommend that it be removed or biopsied. A black, changing or bleeding mole should not be ignored. This can be a sign of melanoma. Melanoma is the least common, but most dangerous form of skin cancer. If left untreated it can metastasize and lead to death.
Some people choose to have moles removed for cosmetic reasons simply because they consider them unsightly. Your doctor can discuss options for removal depending on factors such as the type and location of the mole. Your mole may be excised and closed with stitches or removed without the need for stitches. Taking proper care of the surgical site will help to improve the final appearance of the scar.