Moles are dark spots on the skin that appear in a variety of shapes and sizes. These irregularities occur when skin cells grow in clusters instead of spreading throughout the dermis. Known as melanocytes, these cells give your skin its unique pigmentation. When they grow close together, the cells produce spots that are darker than the rest of your skin. While some people are born with moles, others may develop moles over time as they age. Sun exposure and heredity may also play a role in their development. There are several reasons why you could consider mole removal.
Moles may appear anywhere on your body, including conspicuous places. While they may go unnoticed on some parts of the body, people may be more sensitive about moles that appear on areas that are typically uncovered and exposed, such as the face, arms, legs and parts of the chest. These dark spots may cause you to feel self-conscious. Having the moles removed could improve your self-esteem, as you may no longer be embarrassed about revealing those parts of your body.
Some areas of the body have benefits of being smooth and mole-free. These could include your waist and neckline, where clothing and accessories like belts, jewelry and collars touch the skin. If you have a mole in these locations, they may be snagged and irritated whenever you move.
Moles located on a man’s face and neck, as well as a woman’s legs, may make it difficult to shave. Having the moles removed could eliminate the constant frustration of shaving around these skin imperfections.
While the majority of moles may be benign and pose no health risks, a mole can also be an indication of a possible skin disease, like melanoma. This medical condition can be very serious. Whenever you have a suspicious mole, it may be a good idea to have an experienced health care professional examine and test it.
Catching and treating skin disease early could increase the chance of a successful outcome. Removing a malignant mole may be able to prevent cancer cells from spreading to the rest of your body.
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You do not have to endure unsightly moles and skin irritation or experience nagging uncertainty regarding questionable moles. Whether your mole is being removed for cosmetic or medical reasons, Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds is here to help. We happily serve Melbourne and surrounding areas.
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