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All you need to know about Moles:

Moles are skin growths that are often brown or black in colour. Moles can appear alone or in clusters anyplace on the skin. Moles can appear at birth or grow during infancy, adolescence, and maturity. Moles typically alter slowly over time, growing higher or changing colour. In the mole, hair can occasionally grow. Some moles may not alter at all, while others may progressively fade over time.

When skin cells multiply in clusters rather than spread throughout the skin, moles appear. Melanocytes are the cells that produce the pigment that gives skin its natural colour. Moles can become darker after sun exposure, in adolescence, and during pregnancy.

The majority of moles do not pose a threat. Moles that differ from other moles already present or that first arise after age 25 are more likely to be cancerous. Any time a mole’s colour, height, size, or shape changes, you should see a dermatologist and get it examined. Additionally, if moles bleed, leak, itch, or develop tender or painful patches, you must get them checked immediately.

How can your moles be safeguarded? Your moles are seriously at danger of developing melanoma if you expose them to the sun. First, make sure you consistently apply enough sunscreen. It is always advised to apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and a UVB and UVA protection star grade of 4 or 5. When spending time outdoors, apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before stepping out and reapply every 2 hours. On sunny days, it’s a wise idea to stay out of the sun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With the advancements in technology, moles can also be removed. Based on the type of mole you have, there are three primary types of treatments: laser removal, shave removal, and excision removal.