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A pigmented growth on the skin is called a mole. Moles are also termed as Nevus. Moles are smooth, brownish, slightly raised, and can be found anywhere on the body. They tend to change as the years pass and sometimes hair may develop in the moles. Some moles may not change, while others may gradually fade over time. Moles are normally harmless and in rare cases, they turn into melanoma or other skin cancers.
Generally, most of the moles are harmless and don’t require treatment. If a person doesn’t like the way it appears or they feel irritated by the presence of the mole, then one can go for a mole removal option. However, any change in the color, size, or shape of a mole is considered to be removed as it can be a sign of skin cancer.
Well experienced and qualified Dermatologists are recommended for mole removal. Usually, most moles are treated by either excisional biopsy or surgical shave techniques. If a mole is suspected to be cancerous, then an excisional biopsy is effective.
Following are few of the common types of nevus:
Dermatologists use different techniques for mole removal and few of them are:
If the mole looks abnormal, then Dermatologists perform a biopsy to check for the presence of any cancerous cells.
Yes, one can examine their mole for any abnormalities. If an individual notices the following signs, then he/she should consult a Dermatologist immediately.
Yes, a scar can be seen in the natural process of healing. But the resulting scar may disappear on its own depending on some factors such as the age of an individual, type of surgery, and location of the mole.
Following are a few of the ways to avoid scars after mole removal: