Laser Removal Of Naevi (Moles)
Some moles may appear in early childhood and some may appear during late childhood or adolescence till early adulthood. But some moles may appear late in life.
Different adults may have a varying but normal amount of moles - between 5 to 50.
Moles may grow with time, usually changing slowly and becoming bigger and changing to darker colors. Some moles may develop hair but some may not change.
Moles start as benign skin growths but at a later stage, there is the risk that they may become malignant (cancerous).
A mole is also known as a "naevus" or "nevus". Moles are known as "naevi" or "nevi". Moles are common. Almost every adult has got a few moles.
Moles are brown or black skin growths.
They may appear anywhere on the skin, but most of them appear on the face, more frequently below or on the eyelids, upper cheeks, forehead, in neck folds, back and chest areas.
In fact, moles can appear practically anywhere on the body.
You need to see a specialist doctor if a mole starts to grow rapidly or acquires an uneven shape or itches or bleeds. The first sign of malignancy is frequently a change in the mole. You need to know that skin cancer, known as melanoma, can develop in a mole. However, if diagnosed early, melanomas can be treated and cured.
So having your skin checked by a specialist doctor (dermatologist or a plastic/aesthetic laser surgeon) can help you find your melanoma early and have it treated by laser. Up to date, no moles have been seen to recur after laser removal.