Moles and beauty marks are one part of the whole which makes us unique. While moles can be attractive and endearing, at times, depending on their location and appearance, they may be a distinction we would prefer to live without. In time, some harmless spots can also become cancerous or high-risk moles which may need to be removed.
Moles may be flat or raised. Their colour can span a range from pink and flesh-tone to tan and dark brown due to a proliferation of pigment forming cells called melanocytes. While generally round or oval, moles can vary in both shape and size. These common skin lesions can been found anywhere on the body.
Moles that are present at birth or appear within the first few years of life are considered congenital. Others arise later in life sometimes from repeated sun exposure or a family history of moles. Changes in shape, border, colour, and size should be monitored and noted with your family physician.
To maintain skin health, we first recommend the use of daily sun protection with a SPF > 30 . To effectively treat unwanted moles. In other instances, following an evaluation by our Dermatologist, surgical mole excision may be recommended. At Cutis, our Dermatologist, Dr. Edstrom and Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Lemckert perform surgical mole removal. Learn more about safe mole practices and your best options for mole and skin lesion removal. Schedule a professional consultation with us today.
DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.