Types of moles

Properly Identifying Dysplastic Moles: Comprehensive Facts about Nevus Syndrome, Including Surgical Options and Pictures

Once considered a fashion accessory on the face, moles used to be synonymous with “elegance” – after all, everyone is familiar with Marilyn Monroe’s iconic beauty mark on her face. However, the reality is that not all moles are innocent and some do require medical intervention. Not all moles are dangerous, but occasionally an assessment from a medical professional is warranted. Knowing how to tell a harmless mole apart from a cancerous one is especially essential. Whether you have a worrisome mole yourself or you simply want to learn more about nevus syndrome, please keep reading to learn how to identify the key distinguishing characteristics of both benign and dysplastic moles.

What to Do When You’ve Got Hair on Your Mole and What it Means

Everyone has moles. They’re as common as anything you can think of and occur in pretty much every race and skin color there is. These dark spots on our bodies are sometimes called “beauty marks” and usually start in childhood, becoming more frequent as we age. In people with light skin, there are usually more moles than those who are darker. Sometimes, you might find that there’s a hair growing out of a mole. While it can be weirdly unsettling, it’s not necessarily abnormal. Here’s some more information about hairy moles, what they mean, and what you can do about them.

Moles Of a Different Color: Where do Cherry-Red Moles Come From?

Red mole on neck

Have you suddenly discovered a red mole on your skin? Don’t be alarmed. Red moles are actually angiomas; abnormal growths, almost always benign, that are produced when blood vessels are dilated or being formed. What most people refer to as red moles are actually cherry angiomas, which are characteristically cherry-red to purple in color. Red moles are rarely seen on the hands and feet, and the majority of them develop around the torso area. Red moles can develop alone, or in groups →

Why Do I Have Small Red Bumps on My Skin That Itch?

Red bumps on your skin

Although you may not think of it as such, your skin is the largest organ in your body. It has several functions, one of which is protection against external pollution, trauma, organisms such as insects, and chemicals. Exposure to any of these elements can cause small red bumps to appear on your skin.

Your skin also regulates your body temperature, usually through sweating. Additionally, it contains nerves that tell you if you’re touching something or feeling pain. It will tell you if those bumps you have are swollen, hot, or itchy →

Could Your Black Mole be Cancerous

Spider picture

So, after taking your evening shower after work, you notice that there is small black mole on the skin of your right shoulder. After closer inspection, you see that it is raised and dark.

Maybe, it is a little bit itchy, and it has started to bleed. Granted, you know that you have been going swimming without any sunscreen this summer, but could it really be cancer? Well, there are some specific signs to look for to tell if it is time to head to the doctor →

How Do I Tell the Difference Between Harmless and Harmful Skin Growths?

Skin Growths Information

Your skin consists of three layers that are designed to protect the rest of your body from harmful conditions.

Skin keeps weather, chemicals, pollution, and wounds from destroying your insides. Your skin also has to cope with internal toxins such as those expelled through your pores when you sweat. It warns you when something is going wrong on the inside. Conditions like rashes, hives, itching, or redness are your skin’s way of warning you that there’s a problem that needs your attention. Skin growths can be another warning →

Dysplastic Nevi: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Atypical Mole diagnosis and treatment potential

Do you have atypical mole on your skin? Trying to decide whether to seek treatment? Ignoring skin moles can kill you.

Common moles pose no threat other than skin discoloration to your appearance. However, dangerous moles – known as irregular or atypical moles – have been identified as precursors to the development of melanoma, a type of skin cancer that can be deadly if it is ignored. Atypical moles should be quickly viewed by a medical professional since it may be an early sign of melanoma. Let’s see why you need to keep an eye on your mole and how to determine if your dysplastic nevus is cause for concern →

Face Moles May Vary in Appearance

Moles on face treatment

You either love them or hate them. The reality is that moles on the face can be of different types, sizes, colors, and exhibit different growing patterns. The majority of moles are benign, but some moles should be watched carefully.

Moles are very common, and though they can appear anywhere on the body Facial moles generally get more attention than those located elsewhere →

The Cause, Symptoms & Cures of Itchy Moles

Itchy mole symptoms and cures

Itchy moles could be a dangerous symptom of skin cancer. However, not all itchy moles will lead to cancer. When having an itchy mole, before freaking out and feeling depressed, you should examine it carefully and consult a doctor. Chances are, your moles are not dangerous.

The same applies to removing moles. Before removing them, you have to make sure it is safe to do so. So what are the things you need to know about itchy moles? And what treatments are available for dealing with unwanted moles? This article will help you make the best possible choice depending on your condition →

Telling the Difference between Normal Moles and Potential Skin Cancer

Normal moles on body

It is not always easy to differentiate between normal moles and atypical ones that are usually at high risk of turning into melanoma.

Fortunately, most moles that develop on people’s skins will most likely not turn into skin cancer/melanoma. Only very few of skin moles pose the danger of becoming cancerous. Read on for an overview on normal moles and malignant ones and the different qualities that can help you tell the difference →

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