Moles are growths on the any skin area that are usually brown or black. Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first swenty five years of a person’s life. It is normal to have between 10-40 moles by adulthood.
In human life moles usually change slowly, becoming raised and/or changing color. Hairs may have develop in the mole in some case. Some moles may not change at all, while others may slowly disappear over time.
What Causes a Mole?
Moles appears when cells in the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. These cells are called melanocytes, and they make the pigment, which gives skin its natural color. Moles may change color after exposure to the sun, during the teen years, and during pregnancy.
Types of Moles
Congenital nevi are moles that are appears at birth. Congenital nevi occur in about one in 100 people. These moles are more likely to develop into melanoma (cancer) than are moles that appear after birth. A mole or freckle should be checked if it has a diameter of more than a pencil eraser or any characteristics of the ABCDEs of melanoma (see below).
Dysplastic nevi are moles that are generally larger than average and irregular in shape. They tend to have uneven color with dark brown centers and lighter, uneven edges. These nevi may become melanoma some case. In fact, people who have 10 or more dysplastic nevi have a 12 times higher chance of developing melanoma, It is stage of serious form of skin cancer. Any changes in a mole should be checked by a dermatologist to evaluate for skin cancer.
In Nepal Plastic Surgery Hospital moles, warts, nevus and soft tissue tumors are removed in such a way that the resulting scars are hidden (as far as possible) and remain inconspicuous with the atraumatic operation techniques and fine suture materials.