What It Is
What is a mole? A mole is what presents itself when skin cells production cluster together. These cells cluster themselves so tightly and this causes them to appear darker than the colour of the skin.
Why Do Skin Moles Bother Us?
Moles pose a triple faceted threat. First, they may be a pointer of general poor health, second they could also be closely linked to skin problems and third they can be irritating and unsightly even when they are deemed harmless.
It is hard to say something general about the occurrence of moles. This is mainly so because they are caused by different factors. Moles can come into existence due to damage from sun exposure, they could be genetic or they could be an early indication of early stages of skin cancer. For this reasons, you need to talk to your general practitioner or a qualified skin specialist if you are unsure about the nature of your mole. This is especially important if you have a mole that changes size or shape.
Even in the case of a harmless mole, it is still a wise choice to have it removed. This is mainly for cosmetic purposes. You may also want to consider the option of having it removed if it irritates your skin or catches onto your clothes.
What To Expect
There are 3 main ways to approach the process of mole removal. Small moles can be removed without the use of any laser treatment. The form of treatment used to remove a small mole involves the use of thermal energy which is used to break it down. This same kind of treatment can be used to remove any unwanted hair around and in the mole. It can be a bit uncomfortable, similar to being out in very warm sunny conditions but the heat energy is always controlled.
The two remaining treatment methods are of a surgical nature. If a mole is the kind that sticks out from under the skins surface, it can be shaved off after application of an anesthetic. There are some types of moles that can be surgically exercised under local anesthetics. When this is done the skin will require some stitches after the process.
Something similar in all forms of mole removal treatments is this: the skin that remains after the mole has been removed is always tender. It may need to be kept wrapped until it has healed completely. After the treatment one is advised to use a good sunscreen on the treated area for a period running for 6 months or more as this area remains very sensitive to the sun.
The important thing to remember here is that there is a solution for your mole issues and concerns. You do not have to suffer alone and in silence any more. After consulting a skin specialist or your general practitioner, you can then make the informed choice of having your mole removed through safe laser treatment. The good news is that this form of treatment is readily available in Malaysia.