Moles are cell growths that can form on the face, arms, legs, stomach, and other parts of the body. It occurs when skin cells proliferate in clusters rather than individually. Typically, these pigmented cells are black or brown in hue. Moles are more likely to grow throughout the first 25 years of life, primarily during childhood.
Color, size, and texture of some moles can change over time. Exposure to the sun can also stimulate its growth in a few populations. As a result, it is recommended that you restrict your sun exposure and wear sunscreen.Rarely a mole can become malignant so it’s better to remove it timely from the skin.
Atypical or Dysplastic Moles are genetic and belong to a group of moles that keep recurring or expanding as a result of continuous sun exposure. Patients with white skin are more likely to get these types of moles in areas that receive a lot of sunlight.
Junctional Moles are dark or slightly elevated moles that can be flat in appearance.
Congenital Nevi: Congenital nevi are moles that appear in babies at birth and can be more than one or two in number.
Compound Moles have melanocytes in both the dermis and the epidermis and range in colour from tan to dark brown.
Dermal: They range from flesh colour to brown and occur on the upper body (might contain hairs)
The following procedures can be used to remove a mole from any part of the body:-
Excision: In this process of mole removal, the mole area is cut out using surgical scissors. To avoid pain during the procedure, a local anaesthetic is utilised. A mole may have cell growths beneath the top layer of skin, which can be removed with a few sutures. This could leave a temporary scar.
Shave: This technique is useful for small moles. Local anaesthetic is used to numb the skin, then the mole is shaved using a scalpel (surgical instrument). This procedure generally leaves behind a pinkish mark that heals with time.
Freezing: The mole area is frozen using liquid nitrogen to remove the mole. It is effective on small, non-cancerous growths. Small blisters may appear on the treated area of the patient’s skin, which will fade with time.
Laser Treatment: This is an effective treatment to remove moles from skin. Laser treatment can be used to remove non-cancerous moles. The laser beam tears down the mole’s clump of skin cells. This procedure is effective for removing moles from the face and ears that are difficult to remove with cutting treatments. This procedure works well for removing numerous moles at once.
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