Moles (medically referred to as “nevi”) are small pigmented lesions on the skin. Moles are present at birth, while some can present later on in life. Moles come in all shapes and sizes, and can be brown, red, black or skin color. Many people often refer to moles as “beauty marks” and others find them unsightly and want removal. he number, size and type of moles vary from individuals since every one of us has unique physiology. Almost everyone has a few moles, and some people develop hundreds of moles. People with light skin have a propensity to develop more moles than patients with darker skin type, ranging from 10 to 40 moles on average.
There are three different types of moles that can occur on the skin. It helps to know how to classify your mole. The mole types are:
There are many different ways to remove a mole depending on what type of mole it is. While some moles are precancerous, most are benign. But it is very important to know that some moles can develop into a skin cancer called melanoma. This can occur near or inside an existing mole. Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer and people with many moles tend to have an increased risk of skin cancer. About 1 in 70 people in their lifetime will develop a melanoma. The methods of mole removal we offer include:
If you have any moles that have changed color, shape or size, book an appointment now for mole removal.