About Skin Moles
Moles on skin, skin moles, freckles, skin tags and more are thought of in many different ways. In some parts of the world, moles are considered beauty spots and if they are in the “right” place, they are highly valued. As such, cosmetic enhancements are available through the use of makeup or other procedures to create “fake” moles or beauty spots, particularly on the face or the midriff of women.
These types of skin lesions are not cancerous and will not pose any health risks. However, some of them may be removed for cosmetic reasons.
What is a skin mole?
A skin mole is a brown or a black skin growth that can change in many ways over the years. They usually appear on your body when you are a child and all the way up to your middle ages. As you get older, they can become raised and even change color. Some even develop their own large hairs. Some people consider them ugly and have them removed, others ignore them and keep going.
Are they birthmarks?
Skin moles are not usually birthmarks as they start to develop in early childhood. Birthmarks are also called congenital nevi and they are quite rare. They are usually larger. Children who have birthmarks can also have them as freckles. These latter are considered beautiful in some cultures and are also applied cosmetically through makeup.
Should I be scared if I have a mole?
Generally there is no reason to fear developing skin moles. They rarely, if ever, turn into skin cancer. On the other hand, it makes sense to keep having your skin checked by your doctor and your dermatologist and if you notice anything strange such as pain, itching or bleeding around any of your moles then to have it evaluated immediately.
If you have questions or concerns about skin moles contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.