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What are Moles?

What are Moles?
 
Skin Moles are small bumps or areas of skin color change that can occur on any part of the skin. Most moles are brownish but they can be blue, black or flesh colored.
At first moles are flat, but they may become raised. Some develop hairs.
Some moles are present at birth, most appear during the first 30 years of life, especially during puberty. They are caused by an overproduction of melanin in clumps of skin cells.
People with fair skin often have more moles than people with darker skin.
Most moles have a genetic cause and are inherited.
 

How to remove Moles?
 
Most moles are harmless. However, they may be unsightly and affect your confidence.
Usually removal of moles is done for cosmetic reasons.
Moles should only be removed by dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. Home remedies should not be tried as they have a risk of permanent scarring.
 
Dermatologists remove Moles with 2 methods:
 
  • Mole excision, with or without stitches
  • Co2 Laser Removal