A mole on the inside of your palm, located exactly on a spot above your hips and below your chest on the back or a small spot near the corner of your lips are sought-after spots for a mole! They are considered to be your lucky charms in fact. We are all born with moles in different places of our body but there are also chances of developing new moles as we cross adolescence.
A Blind Spot
Moles are small, colored spots on the skin that are a cluster of skin cells appearing anywhere in the body. They are harmless and better to be ignored unless they change in size, color or shape which may be indications of skin cancer. A-Z information on skin cancer is available at www.firsteatright.com right from the symptoms to the treatment available. Some moles appear in places that are not prominent but a few of them might stare at you from the face, hands or even eyes. Its 100% unnecessary to remove a mole unless it bothers you, irritates your skin by rubbing against your clothes, interrupts your smooth shaving process or seems to upset your physical appearance.
Most people have anywhere between 10 and 40 moles in the body. The best way to get a mole removed is surgically but individuals hesitate to get this done owing to unnecessary healthcare costs and try home remedies. On any given day, it is better to meet a dermatologist and get his/her approval before removing the mole at home. Given below are the common remedies practiced by individuals and surprisingly, none of them have been proven to be effective through population studies or research:
While all of the above methods seem to be simple and followable there are no proofs backing their effects. Even the creams that are available at drugstores are proved to have dangerous side effects on the skin as they cause thick scars to form in the area of the mole. Some individuals become over-conscious and try removing the mole with a scissors or razor for immediate effect. Sadly, this increases the chances of an infection or a permanent scar in place of the mole.
Removing a mole might nullify your chances of becoming aware if the mole is cancerous or not. Failing to test the mole for cancer can lead to spreading of the disease throughout the body which can result in life-threatening effects. The best way is to consult a dermatologist and go with either of the two proven ways that have been promoted for mole removal:
Surgical excision: The area surrounding the mole is numbed, the physician uses a sharp device to cut out the mole and some skin surrounding it. Finally, the doctor stiches/sutures the wound
Surgical shave: The area surrounding the mole is numbed and a blade is used to shave off the mole. There is no requirement for stiches or sutures here
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