What are moles?
Moles are evolutions on the skin that usually are flesh-colored, brown or black. The majority of moles appear during the first two decades of a person’s life. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. The most common types of moles are skin tags, raised moles and flat moles. Benign moles are usually circular or oval and not very large, though some can be larger.
In medical terms a single mole is called nevus and several moles are called nevi. Dysplastic Nevi are irregular in shape and will be raised and flat at the same time, their color will be dark brown with a pinkish border. They are mostly found on the breast, buttock, scalp, chest or back.
How to Get Rid of Moles?
There are certain procedures involved in the removal of moles.
Surgery: In this procedure a surgeon will remove the mole with a scalpel and then stitch the open wound, however it is a painful method to get rid of moles and can lead to scarring.
Laser surgery: In this method the surgeon uses special laser to abolish the mole tissue. This surgery is becoming popular to get rid of moles because it is the least painful.
Electro surgery: In this process, the surgeon trims off the mole with a blade before destroying the melanin forming tissue with an electric needle.
Cryosurgery: This surgery involves liquid nitrogen to destroy the tissue.
Acids: This process is held without involving any surgery. It includes the use of medicated creams and acids to get rid of the mole and destroy the tissue.