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To be safe from Cancer to prevent infection, here's why should you consider mole removal

Moles appear on bodies that have skin folds like armpits, eyelids, under breasts, etc. Even if one has normal moles, consulting a dermatologist will ensure that these moles are free from cancer.

India TV Lifestyle Desk Edited By: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Updated on: August 22, 2022 11:24 IST
Why should you consider mole removal
Image Source : FREEPIK Why should you consider mole removal?

Moles are harmless growths on the skin. Usually, almost everyone has moles on their bodies. It ranges from 10-15 from person to person. However, people having more than 20 moles do consider visiting a dermatologist. These pigmented skin growths are harmless, but some unnatural moles can be cancerous which is quite rare. 

Moles remain on our bodies like an unnoticed guest as they hardly bother. But some moles can appear different from the others in size, shape, or color. Some moles often lead to itching or even blood and at that time it’s best to consult a dermatologist. 

Moles appear on bodies that have skin folds like armpits, eyelids, under breasts, etc. Even if one has normal moles, consulting a dermatologist will ensure that these moles are free from cancer. 

Although these are harmless, their appearance does not look on the body. Hence many people consider removing them. Mole removal is a simple process. Doctors adopt many techniques to remove moles and most of the methods are painless. Once removed moles usually never make a comeback. So, you are free from those ugly-looking moles totally. 

Why you should consider mole removal

To be safe from cancer

If you see any unnatural growth on your mole such as its changing its color or getting bigger in shape, you should consider removing it. Sometimes these moles may become cancerous with time, so it’s best to remove them as early as possible. 

To prevent infection

Moles can lead to various bacterial growth on the skin. Your skin gets more exposed and vulnerable to infection, rashes, and itchiness. When you remove the mole, you prevent all these harmful infections from your skin. 

Look and appearance improves

Moles on the face or even in other exposed areas of the body can ruin the look. Makeup can not hide your moles as they are mostly round in shape and appears in black or brown color. It looks unattractive on the face. So, if you are conscious about your looks because of the presence of moles, removing them can be the safest option for you. 

Consult a dermatologist

It is extremely important to consult a dermatologist if you wish to remove your moles. Although there are several home remedies to remove moles, it can be risky for the skin. On the other hand, a dermatologist examines the mole carefully based on its shape, size, and color, and after that, they proceed with their methods. Surgical shave and surgical excision are two popular methods to remove moles. One can get it done in the clinic. It is a painless and quick process. 

Although there are no side effects of mole removal, one must follow the post-mole removal care routine thoroughly. The doctors provide instructions on how to take off the skin after your mole is removed. 

So, if you were in flux about whether to remove your moles or not, you have got your answer. A mole-free skin looks fresh, clean, and smooth and you become more confident in your skin. So, consult your dermatologist and start the mole removal process now. 

 

(This article is attributed to Dr Alekya Singapore, Dermatologist & Cosmetologist, Founder, The Skin Sensé, Skin and Hair Clinics)

(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author. They do not reflect the views of India TV)

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