There are three main reasons why mole removal is a good idea. The first and most important is if the mole is cancerous. The second is if it gets in the way of shaving, wearing jewelry or certain clothing. The third reason is cosmetic. If you don’t like the look of a mole or if it is embarrassing, you can have it removed via professional mole removal.
How to Know if a Mole is Cancerous
The safest way to know if a mole is cancerous is to have it examined and tested by a professional. If you are not sure about a mole, here are some things to look for:
• A cancerous mole may have several different colors such as pink, brown, tan and red and change colors. A healthy mole stays the same color, brown or black, all the time.
• A cancerous mole may have an irregular shape without even edges. It doesn’t look like other moles you have. A healthy mole is round or oval with sharp edges.
• A cancerous mole may have a rough or bumpy texture. It may be scaly or crusty. A healthy mole is smooth even if it is raised above the level of the skin.
• A cancerous mole is larger than a healthy mole.
• A cancerous mole may be one of 100 moles. Healthy moles are usually one of about 40.
• A cancerous mole may appear on the breast, buttocks or under the hair. Cancerous and healthy moles may appear on the face, neck, back, chest and arms.
How Moles are Removed
There are different types of mole removal procedures that professionals can use. At Invogue Rejuvenation, we use electrocautery, which doesn’t require surgery or extended downtime.
After a mole is removed, you may need to watch the place where it was to make sure it doesn’t come back, especially if it was cancerous. If the area starts to change, you should inform a specialist immediately.
Mole removal is a good idea if you want to get rid of a mole. It may be because you don’t like its appearance or because it bothers you when you wear jewelry or certain clothing. If you think there is something odd about a mole, such as it is changing color or shape, you should have it checked by a professional as soon as you can.