Moles are coloured spots which occur when cells grow in a cluster rather than spreading out evenly on a person’s skin. They can come in all different shapes and sizes, as well as appear on any area of the body. These days it’s more convenient than ever for a person to have a mole removed if they choose to do so. Let’s look at three common reasons why people decide to go down this route.

Cosmetic

In 2015, the number of people having moles removed increased by 127%. One consultant dermatologist, Dr Sasi Attili, admitted at the time that many patients simply didn’t like the appearance of their moles. He told the BBC: “Sometimes they just think their mole is ugly.” Of course, this reason isn’t just to do with beauty but also that it can improve a person’s self-esteem or self-confidence simply by having their mole removed.

Health

It’s common for people to have their moles removed because of the health risks associated with them. In particular, moles can develop into a form of skin cancer called malignant melanoma. This typically happens when a person is exposed to large amounts of sun and the powerful UV rays it omits. Though the moles can be used to monitor the possible development of skin cancer, others still choose to have them removed rather than worry about them.

Practicality

Moles can be elevated from the skin. This can make them rather unpractical for people to deal with on a day to day basis, especially for those who find themselves catching a mole while getting ready in a hurry. In addition, moles can be in places that people regularly shave, such as their face or legs. This increases the likelihood of them accidentally cutting a mole with the razor, in the process causing it to bleed.

Do you want a mole removed?

It’s completely up to you whether you want to have one or more of your moles removed. No matter what the reason, you can have your moles safely removed at MedSkin Clinic. You only need to get in touch to start the process.

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