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Overview of skin moles
Medically known as nevi, moles are skin growths, and are due to concentration of pigmented cells. Skin moles comes in different shapes, sizes, colors, and types. Colors can vary from light tan to black. They may appear as one or a few, or they may be scattered over the body. Mole can come into existence at any age from early childhood to later on throughout your life. While any growth that is present from birth is more likely to be a congenital birthmark. Moles has strong hereditary occurrence means if grandparents or parents have moles then there is chance that their descendants may have moles. Generally moles last for 50 years, while some moles may disappear as you age.
Normally most of the skin moles are harmless, while some may dangerous and can lead to cancer. Moles come in two forms: Pigmented or non-pigmented. If there are pigmented moles its color varies from light tan to black. A black, rough in appearance, and especially elevated moles may be a melanoma. If it is melanoma you should have to take proper care of it and should be checked by doctors. Sometimes it needs to be removed if it seems to be like a cancerous. Although not all melanomas develop from previously existing moles, many begin in or near a mole or other dark spot on the skin.
Some moles are unattractive while some are attractive. A mole on your nose tip definitely considered detracting from beauty, while a small mole near the lips might appear quite attractive.
Keep in mind that other skin growths like papillomas, seed warts, regular warts, and keratoses are different from moles. These growths may occur due to cosmetic problems or clothes-catching nuisances, can be removed easily with the help of your family doctor or dermatologist. Seed warts and keratoses normally develop, as one gets older. It appears round the neck, face, upper trunk, and have hereditary connection.
Sun effects on skin growths. Fair-skinned people have to take care of it as they have a high sun-sensitive skin. To prevent this make use of high SPF sunscreen lotion.