Mole is dark brown or black in color and may appear alone or in a small cluster. Their texture differs from person to person. In some cases, it has hair growing from the insides.
How do Moles Develop on the Skin?
Moles develop when pigment cells, a type of skin cells that grow in clusters. They are usually far darker than the surrounding area and triggered by hormonal changes may be caused by:
- Teenage: When a person in a teenager, there is a lot of hormonal changes that tend to occur. The incidence of moles will usually be during the teen years.
- Pregnancy: During Pregnancy women’s has a lot of changes in her body. Although pregnancy does not lead to the creation of any new moles, existing moles become darker in color.
- Sunlight: Excessive exposure to the sunlight may increase the forming of moles. Can sometimes turn into melanoma or skin cancer.
Once people reach middle-age (40 years onwards) the number of moles on the body tends to go down.
Mole Removal Cost
The cost of per Mole removal varies from $100 to $500 depending on other factors, size and location on the body and one geographic area to another.
Types of Moles
Some of the most common types of Moles are:
- Junctional moles: They lie flat against the skin, is round and is usually deep brown or black in color.
- Dermal Moles: They typically protrude from the skin and tend to have a pale hue. They may include hair as well.
- Compound Moles: They protrude from the skin as well, are usually light brown in color and may contain hair as well.
Following are some rare Moles types:
- Blue Mole: They are dark blue in color.
- Halo Mole: In this case, the mole or moles have a pale circular ring (or halo) that surrounds it. For some reason, the skin loses all pigments around the edges of these moles.
- Dysplastic or Atypical Mole: These moles are somewhat large and look a bit awkward. They could be flat or may be raised in a bump and can appear in different shades.
Laser Mole Removal Procedure
To remove a mole, laser involves numbing the area using local anesthesia. Afterward, this treatment reduces the pigmentation of the mole. The body’s natural healing processes cleared away the pigment. Scab forms over the mole which eventually falls away.
After the procedure, the area may turn darker for a few days. However, cosmetics cover it easily. Patients should avoid exposure to sunlight for at least six weeks and use sunscreen when they are outside.
The process is generally safe, and the risk is minimal (about 1%) such as scarring. Whether or not it is painful depends on the patient’s pain threshold. Some people report feeling a slight tingling during the process of feeling like someone snapping a rubber band against their skin.
Benefits of Laser Mole Removal
- The main advantage is that it is non-invasive because there is no cutting or burning of the skin. The risk of infection reduced significantly.
- Lasers are also able to reach areas of the body, such as the face or nose that may be difficult to treat using other methods. Lastly, one session treats multiple moles.