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Mole Inspection Skin Cancer Marietta, GA

Everyone should have a total body skin examination to check for skin cancers and precancerous lesions by the age of 30.  Depending on your age, skin type, amount of sun exposure, family history of melanoma or atypical moles and other factors, Dr. Kayal may recommend an annual skin exam or more frequent examinations.

The first step of the skin cancer evaluation is a review of your family’s skin cancer history.  Having a family history of malignant melanoma puts you at a slightly higher risk of developing melanoma in your lifetime.

The next step in the skin evaluation process is to look at the moles and new growths on your body.  You should point out any new spots, spots that have grown or changed recently or any growths that bleed.  After thoroughly examining your skin and asking you some pertinent questions, Dr. Kayal will advise you if he recommends removing any lesions.

If Dr. Kayal recommends a skin biopsy of the lesion, it may be done one of two ways; a shave biopsy or a biopsy excision.   If a biopsy excision is recommended, you may be asked to schedule an additional appointment, depending on the size or location. Generally shave biopsies are done on the same day.

Both methods employ the use of a local anesthetic “xylocaine”.   After gently numbing the skin with local anesthetic, Dr. Kayal samples or removes the lesion and it is sent to a reference laboratory specializing in dermatopathology for processing.  Results are generally back in 5-7 days.

If you are interested in having a skin care evaluation, please call our office at 770-426-7177.

Posted on behalf of Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

FAX: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Our Patient Reviews

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 183 reviews

Jennifer M.

First time ever at a dermatology office! So I was a little nervous... But they have a very friendly staff and it was nice meeting PA Joel! Felt comfortable and he was informative & made me feel like I wasn’t the only person dealing with my issue. I can’t wait to see some results and get some relief!!

Eve L.

Love this place! Everyone is so caring, and very helpful in each way possible. Highly recommend this place for skin care and even skin cancer!

Detlef K.

I’ve been going here awhile. I’ve got a few pesky issues, some due to my not allowing areas to completely heal, sins that prolongs my already glacier like speed healing! I really appreciate Dr. Kayal and Joel who combine to take of me and my family.

Michael V.

Was greeted upon my arrival, very nice waiting room, was taken back immediately. Very professional, caring and friendly staff. They want to help you. The PA Joel was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to help me. I was given a prescription to address the problem. Will be back with other issues, keep up the good work.

Lisa W.

PA Brown is very attentive to my son's needs. I have not had any difficulty getting appointments when needed. I think this practice provides excellent service. I definitely recommend Kayal Dermatology for all of your skin needs.

Kevin S.

The nurse was great made me completely comfortable before biopsy’s and Dr Kayak was great explaining what’s going on, recommend very highly

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

Fax: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm