What are moles?
Common small flesh-colored, tan, brown or black spots on the skin are known as moles. Moles can be flat as well as raised.
Things to know:
- Mostly, people in their 30s experience having moles. Sometimes they are also mistaken as freckles and other skin growths.
- One must see a dermatologist if your moles are changing color, size, or shape or if it is scabbing over. This could be a symptom of melanoma – a life-threatening skin cancer. Getting it diagnosed at the right time can save your life. Urgent excisional biopsy with the removal of the whole lesion is advised along with histopathology of the lesion
- You should always talk to your doctor for a suitable treatment if the moles are disturbing the way you would want to look.
- Trying homemade techniques could further aggravate the problem and they never provide a permanent solution.
Moles are formed when the skin cells grow in a cluster in place of spreading throughout the surface. These are melanocyte cells that contain melanin responsible for giving us the skin color.
Laser Treatment for Moles:
Laser treatment is good for treating small non-cancerous moles. The laser skin moles treatment uses intense bursts of light radiation to break down the mole’s cells in the skin. The procedure usually takes 2-3 treatments to eradicate the mole. Methods like excision and cutting are more commonly used, removal is also done by electrofulguration.
- Regularly examine your skin to spot changes that may indicate melanoma.
- Avoid the peak sunny hours in the day.
- Apply sunscreen half an hour before you hit outdoors, even on a cloudy day.
- Accessories like sunglasses, hats or clothing like long sleeved clothes can also help you to avoid sun damage.