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A quick guide to mole removal

27th April 2014

Moles are probably the most visible and stubborn marks that appear on the body. They're not the most attractive looking and you might just have to resort to more permanent mole removal treatments at one of the reputable skin clinics like sk:n.

Almost every adult has a couple of moles that are present on their body. See below a more detailed insight on the different types of moles that are out there, and the type of people that are most likely to get affected.

Acquired moles

Moles which appear on the skin, 6-12 months after birth, usually known as acquired moles and can affect anyone. Health professionals in the past have also pointed out that, 50 or more of these types of moles, can increase the risk of individuals getting melanoma.

Atypical moles

Atypical moles are often large in size, have an odd shape (not round) and are normally multi-colored (mixes of tan, brown, red and pink). They can appear anywhere on the body like the scalp and neck but very rarely will they appear on the face.

Those who are most likely to getting melanoma, a serious skin condition, are people who, for example, already have 4 or more atypical moles or if a member of their immediate family already suffers from melanoma.

Spitz nevus

This type of mole is usually pink, raised, and dome-shaped. This also closely resembles melanoma and it can sometimes even be difficult to distinguish between the two. Some findings have also shown that most spitz nevi appear on the skin during the first 20 years of life but there is a chance for it to also develop in the more elderly.

Your next steps?

Those of you, who have had enough of your moles, should perhaps consider starting mole removal treatment sessions at a sk:n clinic near you. Our dermatologists at sk:n specialise and have great expertise in this type of cosmetic treatment. Visit our website today, to find out more about mole removal cost, for these treatments and much more.

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