Moles are a very common occurrence on people regardless of their race or ethnic background. Depending on their location, moles can go from being mildly annoying to actually detracting from a person’s appearance. When moles get to the point that they make you feel uncomfortable about the way you look, mole removal is worth considering.
Moles are frequently removed by people for a wide range of reasons. Moles can be removed using different methods. The technique used will depend on a variety of factors, such as the size of the mole, as well as the location of the mole.
Moles are usually removed by a dermatologist. In the vast number of cases, stitches are not used. In the rare occurrence where stitches are used, it is because the mole is exceptionally deep or removing the mole without stitches could have a negative cosmetic effect.
Many people use the term mole when talking about any irregularity on their skin. However, that is not an accurate way to think about the situation. There are a lot of dark marks that appear on your skin that would not qualify as moles. For example, a birthmark may be a small dark spot on your skin. But that does not make it a mole.
Many people are born with the moles that they have. Other people have moles that become more pronounced as they get older. Research has shown that there is a link between the development of moles and overexposure to the sun. This is especially true when talking about atypical moles.
One cannot overestimate the link that exists between genetics and moles. If both of your parents have moles, it is likely that you will not only have moles, but you will have the same type of moles that your parents do. This is good information to know in advance because certain types of atypical moles are linked with melanoma. So, if your parents have them, you know that you will need to check yourself out for them as well.
Mole removal is a pretty simple procedure, but it is still important to only have your moles removed by a dermatologist or by a trained professional who has the necessary skill set to remove your moles in a safe and effective way.