About the Skin Mole
You probably understand that a skin mole is not found only as one “type”. There are different kinds of moles and they can be called freckles, beauty marks, skin tags, and more.
Generally, any true skin mole develops when pigment cells grow together into a cluster rather than being dispersed evenly. These cells are also called melanin or melanocytes, and they can darken over the years. Moles might also increase in size over time, but some need to be considered as risky or even dangerous.
For example, there are “congenital” moles that are already present when a person is born. They are far more likely to become cancerous at a later time, and so new parents will want to consider how to deal with this issue right away. There are also the dysplastic nevi, which are usually going to appear in great quantity on a person with moles. These too can be cancerous and are most often known for turning into melanoma, which is a deadly form of cancer.
The common skin mole is called the nevus and can be pink, brown, or flesh colored. The shape, color, and size of moles need to be monitored by a skin doctor to ensure safety. When someone has more than 50 moles on the body it is always a sign that they are at risk for cancerous growths, but even someone with only one or two moles should have them examined at least once each year.
The only way to diagnose any mole for cancer is to have it biopsied, and it is only a physician who can order such a course of action. There are remedies for those who dislike the appearance of moles, and these too should be requested from professionals. Moles can be serious or not, but they should always be treated by a medical expert.
If you have questions about a skin mole contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.