Moles are the growth on the skin which are commonly seen in everyone. Moles can be present either at birth or can appear later in life.
Scientifically, a mole is termed as “Nevus”. Nevi can be of different colour, shape, and size. The colour of such bumps can be brown, tan, black, red, blue, pink, flesh-colored or colorless and their shape can be oval, round, or an unordinary one.
Nevi are either slightly elevated or levelled on the skin. Size of the mole can remain unchanged throughout life or you can see some changes in it. Nevi tend to disappear as well. Course is quite unpredictable!
Some nevi also have few hair growing out of them. Nevi can be present on any part of your body, scalp, face, palms and soles and under your nails (on the nailbed).
Surgical excision of mole and Q switched Nd:YAG laser are the treatment options available for mole removal. Laser mole removal is usually done for smaller moles and one might need 4 to 6 sessions to achieve good results. There is a slight chance of recurrence following the procedure. Surgical excision is done for both aesthetic reasons and in persons where there is a suspicion of melanoma.
Ignorance is bliss but not always! Visit your dermatologist without hesitation if you notice any changes in your mole!!