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Laser Mole Removal: Why They Are Effective For Removing Possibly Harmful Moles by nishimj16(f): 12:43pm On Mar 19, 2021
A mole is a mark found in the skin. It can be easily identified as tiny spots that can either be coloured brown, tan, red, black, or grey. These markings generally differ in colour, texture, and growth. A person may notice a new mole grow at any age. They also contrast based on how deep they are nested into the skin. The answer to what causes this skin irregularity remains a mystery to this day. Studies have linked the existence of moles to genes, hormones, and damage caused by sun rays. Moles are common occurrence in the skin across all races of people. With a majority having at least ten (10) present in their bodies, moles are not a welcome sight when it comes to the society’s standard of beauty that highly favours flawless and close to perfect types of skin. This article will let you in on further facts about this skin condition, symptoms that should cause alarm, and the advantage of laser mole removal(https://askdr1.com.sg/how-to-get-the-best-laser-mole-removal-what-it-costs-in-singapore/).

Mole anatomy
Moles, in general, are visible to the naked eye as a blot that is tiny in size. Medically speaking, moles are described as benign tumours buried in the skin. They are comprised of melanocytes. The tint of our skin comes from melanin, which is the pigment produced by the melanocytes.
Moles are categorised into three (3): Congenital, Acquired, and Atypical. Congenital moles or birthmarks are those that are present in the body upon childbirth. Acquired moles develop on the skin in any part of the body after birth. The atypical type, as their name suggests, are moles that can emerge in the body’sskin and are more concerning as compared to the other two mentioned. Moles of this kind should be observed closely because they can signal the presence of cancer.

Mole traits and how to single out a harmful spot
The fact that the word “tumour” is linked with moles is a rationale why these marks can be disconcerting to some people. As mentioned, one type of mole can be a connotation of the existence of cancer. Below is a guide on how to know what kind of mole you have on your body.
Congenital moles. Usually found in any area of the face and body. Their shape, size, and colour differ. Some may remain permanent, while others disappear as the person grows old.
Acquired moles. Moles of this kind remain the same even despite changes happening in the body. They are small, typically circular in shape, only have one colour, and may either be flat or raised. They can also be rough or smooth in texture and have growths of hair.
Atypical moles. This kind can be identified by its irregular border and shape, mixed colours, pebbled texture, and dimension—usually 6 mm in measurement or greater. These do not usually appear on the face. They, however, show up on the trunk of the body and also on the neck and scalp. Atypical moles should be given attention to when discovered because there is a possibility that they can turn to a serious cancer that plagues the skin called Melanoma.

When should you be bothered by a mole?
If you have existing moles or have noted new appearances of moles, avoid stressing yourself and do not treat each spot as an enemy. You can learn of ways to know if a mole can wreak havoc to your body. At most, they should not be a reason for you to be anxious.
However, note that it is always a wise practice to lookout for any kind of changes in your skin and when moles start to appear. Always be on the safe side and have a doctor check on your mole or moles if you feel or see anything peculiar. Specifically, take note of the following:
• Changes in colour, growth, and texture
• Existence of pain when felt or touched
• Number of moles (more than 50)
If you come from a family that has a history of melanoma, then there is a greater risk of acquiring this skin cancer. Be sure to get an atypical mole examined by a medical professional to see whether it is benign or malignant.
Doctors also recommend the assessment of moles that develop in adulthood. Dermatologists are the experts that can help assess your condition.

Laser mole removal
On the topic of mole removal, lasers are the notable choice to effectively banish a mole, regardless of the depth of their being embedded in the skin. You can opt between two (2) kinds of lasers for mole removal:
• Ablative lasers
• Pigment lasers
Ablative lasers. Ablative lasers work to remove the mole by delivering heat into the skin and vaporising the mole layer by layer. This laser mole removal is effective on raised moles.
Examples of ablative lasers are:
• Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
• Erbium-YAG
Pigment lasers. This laser type is effective for targeting dark and heavy skin pigmentation. Pigment lasers breakdown moles by delivering concentrated heat energy to the mole’s pigments, which results to their breakdown. Because the laser focuses all the energy into the pigmentation, it leaves the areas surrounding the mole unharmed. Flat and tiny moles best respond to this procedure.
Examples of pigment lasers are:
• Alexandrite
• Ruby
• Nd:YAG

Combination of ablative and pigment lasers for mole removal
Using both ablative and pigment lasers is possible and may be recommended when removing raised moles. However, the use of this method for removing moles comes with advantages and disadvantages. One should choose a doctor that is highly experienced in carrying out this combined procedure as their judgment whether this technique will effectively work on a certain mole’s condition is important.

Costs of laser mole removal in Singapore
Depending on several factors, such as the location of a mole, its size, number, and complexity, ablative laser mole removal can range from $50 to $600, while pigment laser mole removal can cost around $50 to as high as $500.

Re: Laser Mole Removal: Why They Are Effective For Removing Possibly Harmful Moles by kimduhan2: 10:21am On May 05, 2021
thanks for sharing own experience. Speaking about muself I can say that I had few laser hair removal procedures in different beauty clinics. There are few ways of hair removal. For example, shaving, laser hair removal which should only be performed or supervised by a board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon.

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