Moles on Your Body or Face?
When we have moles on the face, we may find them embarrassing and even a cause for concern.
Moles should always be checked by a dermatologist or your medical practitioner to ensure that they are not a cause for concern.
What are facial moles?
- Moles appearing on the face are often called beauty marks, beauty spots or birth marks. These are pigmented skin growths that may be completely flat or project above the skin surface. They can range in color through all the shades of brown - from fawn-colored to very dark brown.
- Moles are very common - and most people have one or more. Those with light skin tones will tend to have more moles.
- The technical name for a mole is nevus (plural: nevi). It comes from the Latin word for birthmark.
- While the cause of moles is not completely understood, it is thought to be an interaction of genetic factors and sun damage in most cases.
- Moles usually first appear in childhood and adolescence, changing in size and color as time passes. New moles can often appear at those times when hormone levels change - one example is during pregnancy.
Most moles are less than a quarter inch in diameter. As well as facial moles, other moles can appear anywhere on your body and they can be single or in groups.
What types of moles appear on the face?
Common moles are the light to dark brown spots on the skin that have distinct edges as well as a smooth surface - and pigmentation.They will appear on the skin after birth and can appear anywhere on the skin as well as the face. The fair skinned will often have up to forty common moles. They are usually round or oval; flat or slightly raised (sometimes dome shaped); smooth or rough; one color (tan, brown, black, red, pink, blue or skin-colored); one quarter inch in size or less; they don't change their appearance; and they have hairs.
Congenital moles are those that appear on the skin at birth. They are often called birthmarks and can vary a lot in size, shape and color. Some birthmarks may be treated for cosmetic reasons when the child is older and better able to tolerate a local anesthetic if surgery is used. Any changes should always be checked.
Acquired moles appear in adulthood for a number of reasons. These can include sun exposure.
You can find out more about what different moles look like in our link here.
Atypical moles are very unlikely to appear on the face
Atypical moles are those that usually cause some concern for dermatologists. These moles have borders that are not distinct as well as different colors and both raised and flat surfaces. But they rarely appear on the face being more likely to be on the trunk, neck, head or scalp.
Because of their appearance, atypical moles have been characterized as the “ugly ducklings” of moles. They are irregular in shape with uneven borders; varied in color with mixes of tan, brown, red, and pink; pebbled in texture; larger than a pencil eraser; more common in fair-skinned people and in those who have high sun exposure.
How can you tackle facial moles?
Well you can take the conventional path by choosing one of these methods:
- Skin resurfacing known as dermabrasion
- Skin shaving or excision of the top layers of skin
- Chemical peel for lightening
- Laser ablation for lightening
But if you would prefer to take a more natural, safer and gentle route for any benign facial and other moles, then H-Moles Formula is perfect. This is the all natural solution for unwanted moles on the face - and elsewhere on the body.
After your moles have been checked by a dermatologist or a doctor, H-Moles Formula can be used at home on your benign moles. The process simply requires just a small amount of patience and daily applications, working without any pain or scarring.
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