Some people are more predisposed to having moles than others, but even if you only have one or two, they can be irritating or unsightly depending on their location. Whether it is for health or for beauty reasons that you are having a mole removed, find out what you need to know right here.
One of the major reasons to remove a mole is that it could contain cancer cells which can obviously lead to skin cancer, one of the most easily treated forms of the disease if it is found in time. Any changes to a mole, such as it growing, changing colour, itching or bleeding and you should go straight to your doctor to get it checked out. In this case, mole removal will be carried out more swiftly.
The second main reason for mole removal is of course for vanity reasons; who can forget superstar singer Enrique Iglesias having his facial mole removed. If find a mole unsightly and unflattering, and your confidence is taking a dent from it, then getting it removed is the smartest option for your future happiness.
Now onto the details of how a mole is actually removed. In most instances of mole removal, the procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic. First of all the area around the mole is injected with this until it is numb. Then the mole is surgically removed. If it has been removed for health reasons, it will then be sent off to a lab to be checked more closely under a microscope. If pre-cancerous or cancerous cells are found, then subsequently more skin from around the area may be removed.
Mole removal is a simple outpatient procedure that can be performed easily and quickly, so really what are you waiting for? If a mole is worrying you, of course get it checked out, or if one is upsetting you and detracting from your appearance, then there is really nothing holding back from seeking a referral and getting it removed.