There is usually no need to worry about moles on the skin, because just about everyone has them. Moles are generally harmless, but if you have a mole that starts to change in any way, it’s best to visit a specialist to find out if you need to get it removed.
What are moles and why do they occur?
Moles are small spots on the skin that vary by colour, shape, and size, and can appear anywhere on the body. There are different types of moles which may be flat or raised. Moles are usually brown, red, or black in colour. They may occur as a result of genetics, or excess sun exposure.
Do I need to get this mole removed?
A mole may need to be removed if there is significant change in its colour, shape, texture, or size. It is always advisable to have these moles checked, as changes are often a sign of skin cancer in its earliest stages.
You may also choose to remove a mole for cosmetic reasons only. If you don’t like the way a mole looks or where it is located, you can visit your GP to discuss mole removal options.
Mole removal methods
There are a variety of mole removal methods including laser therapy, excision, scraping, and shaving. The specific method used will depend on the type and size of the mole being removed.
Mole removal is a simple, outpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. There is no downtime after mole removal so patients can resume normal activities immediately.
If you are in Liverpool, Merseyside UK, contact Sthetix Cosmetic Surgery Clinic to learn more about mole removal options. Sthetix also serves the Chester and Ormskirk areas.
You can reach them at www.sthetix.co.uk, or by calling 0151-317-3052.