A mole is a nevus, a dark or brown colored spot on skin that is composed of skin cells. The moles are mostly appearing in groups not individually. Thes are called melanocytes that produce pigmentation. Moles appear on our skin from sun exposure and they come with our born time.
The number of moles varies from men to men and fair people have more moles due to less melanin in their skin. The average mole number varies from 10-40 for adults. It is found that moles may appear with the hormonal changes like during pregnancy and puberty.
Types of skin moles
All moles are not equal but they vary in different ways like according to shape, size, place of growth, typical or raised amount etc. Moles can be described by multiple classifications. For example you may have a functional nevus or atypical congenital nevus.
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Is your mole safe?
Only the cancerous moles are unsafe but all others are safe. The safe moles have the following features.
- Have neat edges.
- They are smooth and domed shaped.
- They have ¼ inch or 6 mm dia.
- They preserve the same size, shape or color overtime.
It is very important to survey or make inventory of your skin moles. These may change overtime and sometime become dangerous. You should always discuss with your doctor or dermatologist about the future of the mole.
When you need to treat mole?
Almost every adult have moles on average 10-40 moles per person. Those who are with light skin have more moles. Most moles appear at ones childhood and at adolescence. Some mole will be darken some will be lighten overtime.
These changes are very dangerous as because of turning to cancerous. For adults new moles and changes in mole are symptom of melanoma. If caught early then it is treatable. Here are 3 facts that can find melanoma early and get treated.
- A new mole or a change in old mole is the first sign of melanoma.
- You can find melanoma by checking your skin early.
- If you see that a mole or a spot is growing, itching, bleeding or changing in any way you should consult immediately with a doctor or a dermatologist. Accordingly the dermatologist will suggest you.