laser mole removal

And Should it Be Removed?

Who would have guessed that a such a little skin abnormality could cause such concern? Moles, though one of the most common of skin markings, as most people have at least one somewhere on their body, can cause embarrassment, insecurity and even concern about health issues. Though some cultures believe the presence of moles can indicate a person’s propensities or even chart their destiny, western medicine sees certain moles as an indication of skin ailments and a sign of possible skin cancer.

Though moles often take on a variety of shapes, sizes and colors there remain only three types of moles: congenital, acquired and atypical. Congenital moles are those present at birth and are found on only about one percent of all people. They are viewed as being at increased risk of morphing into skin cancer. Acquired moles can develop either during childhood or young adulthood. Smaller than a quarter inch, these moles are indicative of too much sun exposure but carry little risk of becoming cancerous. Atypical moles are those that are generally larger than a pencil eraser and have irregular borders. The uneven tone and color is common with the mole’s center usually being dark brown or black with reddish tones around the edge. These moles are believed to be at higher risk of developing into skin cancer.

How our Skin Care Experts Can Help

Any mole should be watched carefully, especially as we enter later stages in life. A mole that changes shape, color or size should be examined by a dermatologist. Mole removal could be required in order to avoid developing melanoma or other forms or skin cancer. As skin health and beauty experts, our team uses laser therapy to ablate or remove the entire mole without leaving a scar. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation regarding any of our skin rejuvenation services in Minneapolis call 952-920-6545 today.

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