Jane H. Lisko, MD -  - Board-Certified Dermatologist

Jane H. Lisko, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist located in Eden Prairie, MN & Fridley, MN

Regular mole checks are one of the most important steps you can take to prevent skin cancer and intervene early on if you do have an abnormal growth. At the office of Dr. Jane H. Lisko, MD, located in Eden Prairie and Fridley, Minnesota, Dr. Lisko performs comprehensive mole checks and skin biopsies right in the office. Book your mole check online, or call your nearest office directly to schedule an appointment.

Moles Q & A

When should I see a dermatologist for a mole check?

Moles are quite common, especially if you’re fair-skinned. Most adults have at least 40-50 moles on their bodies. Even though moles are normal, sometimes, they can develop abnormally and lead to cancer. Regular mole checks and skin cancer screenings are important, especially if you have a mole that’s:

  • Asymmetrical, where one half doesn’t match the other half
  • Developed an abdominal border that’s scalloped or ragged
  • Changing colors or contains multiple colors
  • Growing in size or changing in shape

It’s also important to have a mole check right away if you see a mole that’s becoming elevated and raised off of your skin.

What happens during a mole check?

With her extensive background as a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Lisko performs comprehensive mole checks and skin cancer screenings. During your mole check, you slip into a gown and lie back on the examination chair or table.

Dr. Lisko uses a specialized light and lens to closely examine your moles to determine if they’re abnormal. If you have a mole that seems suspicious, she may recommend removing it and having it biopsied at the lab.

Removing a mole takes just a few minutes and you’re thoroughly numbed for the entire procedure, so you won’t feel any pain. Once your mole check is complete and Dr. Lisko removes any problem moles, she talks with you about skin cancer prevention.

Dr. Lisko often recommends using EltaMD® sunscreen daily. EltaMD sunscreen has the highest percentage of titanium dioxide and zinc, as compared to other products, so you’re highly protected against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. This sunscreen also comes in a spray form — EltaMD UV Aero — for easy and even application.

How often should I have a mole check?

In most cases, Dr. Lisko recommends annual mole checks to stay one step ahead of skin cancer. But if you have a history of abnormal moles, she may want to check you more regularly. It’s also important to book a mole check with Dr. Lisko if you notice any moles that are changing in size, shape, or color, just so she can evaluate them early on and remove them if needed.

Click on the online scheduler to book your mole check at the office of Dr. Jane H. Lisko, MD, today. You can also call your nearest office directly.