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Should moles be removed?

Whether to remove moles is a concern of many people. If you are also interested in this topic, do not ignore the article below…

‏1. Does removing moles have any effect?‏

A mole is a proliferation and accumulation of a cluster of melanocytes in the skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), most people have 10-40 moles somewhere all over their body.

Most moles are harmless and nothing to worry about. However, there are still some cases where it is a malignant mole and needs to be checked by a highly qualified dermatologist. To monitor at home whether a mole is melanoma or not, you can rely on the following ABCDE guide:‏

‏ A -Asymmetry: An asymmetrical mole could be a sign of cancer.

‏ B -Border: The border around the mole is not clear, jagged.

‏ C -Color: Malignant moles often have unclear colors, combining many dark, black…

‏ D -Diameter: Malignant moles are usually larger in diameter than a pencil eraser.

‏ E -Evolving: If the mole changes in size, color, etc. in a short time, you should see a dermatologist to check.

In addition, if moles appear in places that make you feel self-conscious, mole removal can also be considered to help you regain your confidence. Or you often experience irritation or itching from moles rubbing against your clothes, removing moles will make you more comfortable.‏

‏Need to consult a dermatologist before deciding to remove a mole.‏

‏2. Current methods of removing moles

‏Do not remove moles yourself at home, you should go to a hospital or reputable facilities to remove moles. Depending on the situation, the dermatologist will prescribe and treat mole removal. A few popular mole removal methods include:
2.1 Non- invasive‏ Remove moles by electrocautery: This is a fairly common method that uses electric current to burn moles. This method is applied to benign moles and is less likely to leave scars after the procedure.
Cryosurgery is a method of using liquid nitrogen to remove moles. The cells inside are completely destroyed and eliminated by the body's immune system or form a scab that peels off and falls off.‏

2.2 Invasive‏ Excisional biopsy A small tissue sample of a mole is taken to check if it is a malignant mole. In the case of a malignant mole, the entire tumor is removed. The area around the mole is given a local anesthetic, then cut out along with some surrounding tissue. This method has a high risk of leaving small scars.
‏ Pressing biopsy Like an excisional biopsy, you will be numbed before the procedure, but this method is much less invasive than an excisional biopsy. Therefore, after the implementation, it may or may not leave a small scar.

‏3. How to prevent malignant moles

Moles are a natural growth of the skin and cannot be prevented. However, you can actively prevent malignant moles (skin cancer) by:‏
  • Limit exposure to direct sunlight.
  • ‏Apply sunscreen every day to protect skin from the effects of UV rays, blue light...
  • Monitor moles for early detection of abnormal changes.

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