Moles

The average individual can have as many as 30 moles, so if you have several, you’re not alone. Moles are part of our skin, often from childhood and can grow and change over time. They can also become a cause for concern due to their relationship to skin cancer. Here’s a little bit about what you need to know.
 
Why Do Moles Occur?
Moles grow on the skin when cells grow in a cluster instead of being spread out across the skin called melanocytes, and they make the pigment that gives skin its natural color. These cells are called moles and they may darken after exposure to the sun, during the teen years, and during pregnancy.
 
When Should I Be Concerned About My Mole?
Moles are usually dark brown or black in color and can appear by themselves or in a group. They will gradually change over time, which is why it is important to perform regular skin cancer checks. Look for changes in appearance, shape, color, firmness, size or anything that may be itching or bleeding. If anything has changed noticeably, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with your Radiant Complexions skin care provider for a skin cancer exam just for an expert opinion.

Should You Have Your Mole Removed?
While most adults have many moles by adulthood, most moles are harmless. If a mole is not bothersome and is not changing in shape, color, appearance or texture during your regular skin care checks, there is no need to worry or to have it removed. However if you are bothered by a mole and the way it impacts your appearance, or have concerns a mole might be cancerous, call your local Radiant Complexions today to learn more about mole removal.
 
Ask your Radiant Complexions Dermatology expert to perform a mole check and be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as you notice any differences or changes in your skin’s appearance.

Source: WebMD