Beauty & Cosmetics

Moles: Cover or Removal

If you are considering getting mole removal treatment, then reading this article will hopefully provide all the necessary information surrounding moles and mole removal treatment in order to make an informed decision about this cosmetic treatment.

What are Moles?

Moles or melanocytic nevus, are a part of a family of common skin lesions that are benign in nature (non-cancerous), including freckles, skin tags, benign lentigines, and seborrheic keratoses.

Moles usually present themselves anywhere on the skin, they can be alone or present in groups and they are brown or black in colour.

Moles tend to appear within the earlier years of a person’s life and as years go on they can change in their appearance. Over time they can slowly become more raised up on the skin or they can change colour and at times they can develop hair.

What Causes a Mole?

The factors that determine how many moles a person’s body will develop are the genes in which are inherited from their parents as well as the amount of sun exposure they get, predominantly in their childhood.

What Cosmetics Will Cover a Mole?

If your mole is on your face or a prominent part of your body and it bothers you, the option of covering it using cosmetics is available.

There are lots of different articles online that describe specific colourings of make up products that will cover your moles such as this particular one on

What Mole Removal Treatments Are There?

There are different mole removal treatments available.

Moles cannot be removed or treated using lightening creams, bleaches or any other chemicals.

Methods of surgical removal are shave excision which involves the area being numbed and the mole being sliced off using a scalpel blade.

Another and more modern method is Radiofrequency surgery which involves a very thin loop of wire in a designed hand piece and radio-waves are subsequently passed along the wire which allows the surgeon to cut and cauterise skin simultaneously.

This is arguably the quickest and cleaner surgical procedure for mole removal, as it is faster and there is reduced bleeding than more traditional methods such as shave excision.

Mole Removal treatment via Radiofrequency surgery is available at many high-end clinics depending on your location. The Snowberry Lane Clinic near London in the UK is a reputable cosmetic clinic which carries out this procedure.

Scarring and Aftercare

After anything is removed from the skin, it is impossible for the skin underneath to removed area to completely match the skin around it.

Regarding the more traditional surgical method, shave excision there will be more scarring and a more noticeable leftover mark than if you decide to get your mole removal treatment using the Radiofrequency surgery method.

Aftercare procedures will differ depending on the location of where the mole was removed. There will be more aftercare required if the removal takes place on someone’s face, such as applying cream to keep the area clean to keep it free of infection and let the skin recover naturally.

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