Most people have a mole or two somewhere on the body. When they are located in visible areas like the face, many people consider mole removal to improve the appearance. This is not a procedure to be attempted at home, however. Your doctor should be consulted before you make any kind of decision concerning having them removed by a qualified professional. He or she will probably want to have the mole analyzed after it has been taken off.
There are certain things to watch for if you have one mole, or several, on your body. Make it a habit to check them every so often to see if they have changed in any way, or have someone do it for you if they are located in an area that is hard to see. Note size changes, irregular borders, and especially, color. Anything that does not look “normal” to you or causes concern should be looked at right away.
Many people decide to have moles taken off for cosmetic reasons if they are on their face, for example. Your medical doctor can refer you to a plastic surgeon for this procedure which is often relatively simple. There might be slight scarring after removal, and again, the plastic surgeon can take care of this quite easily.
Shave excision involves cauterization, where the surgeon will actually use a method whereby the mole is literally shaved from the surface of the skin. Depending on how deep the mole is will determine whether the the surgeon has to go deeper, or can remove the growth at skin level, leaving the area relatively smooth. Of course, the area is numbed beforehand, and cauterized after removal to prevent any bleeding. A light bandage is usually all that is needed to prevent infection.
Any irregularity on the body should be taken seriously. If left unattended, some of them can grow into something other than a simple growth, and the results can become very serious. Never ignore something like this, even if you have had it all your life. In your own best interest it is best to watch them carefully. They may never change, but at least you can see a doctor immediately if they do.
Sometimes growths are not really moles at all. They may be just small skin tags or irregularities. Your doctor will know upon examination. If you spend a lot of time in the sun however, have all abnormal appearing growths checked as soon as they appear. Don’t take chances by ignoring them. Skin cancer is caused by spending time in the sun, even if you only do it occasionally.
There are other means available to attempt removal that can be obtained over the counter, but be aware that they do not usually have much effect. Creams or lotions that guarantee disappearance in a short time are not recommended, especially if you do not know what type of irregularity you are dealing with. Seek the advice of your doctor.
There are various methods such as creams or potions that claim to get rid of these growths virtually over night. Most of the time these methods fail to do what they promise, and you have wasted your time and money. The best thing you can do is seek the advice of a professional health care provider for a proper examination and diagnosis. BOLA TANGKAS