Moles are quite common, but many people decide to have them removed. Some moles are small enough that they go unnoticed for many years, and others can be large enough to force removal. Depending on how you look at it, you can view a mole as a badge of uniqueness, or you can view it as a minor skin imperfection. Aside from cosmetic reasons, many of our patients choose mole removal because of potential health complications. If you have a mole and you’re thinking about having it removed, it may help to know the common reasons why people choose to get rid of their moles.
Common Reasons for Mole Removal
It’s quite common for moles to form on the neck or face, but they can also form on other areas of the body and cause discomfort. If you have a mole that is hidden by your shirt, it won’t be noticeable to other people, but it can become a source of irritation and discomfort. For example, moles can develop on your bra line, and if this happens, the straps will constantly rub against it, which can lead to severe irritation and discomfort.
Maybe you have a mole that has appeared on your hairline, and when touched by a brush or comb, it will become a source of annoying pain. One of the top reasons to consider mole removal is to get relief from discomfort caused by the problem.
Improve Your Skin
For some people, a mole is a symbol of beauty, and in the right place, it might not look too bad. However, many patients have the opposite view on the moles, and they’d like to have the mole removed because they believe it’s negatively impacting their appearance. Since moles can develop all over your body, you might feel that you have too many of them, and to clear up your skin, you’ll need to have them removed.
Play It Safe
According to statistics, most moles are harmless, but in some cases, they can become cancerous or cause other health complications. Many moles start out small, and over time, they grow much larger and become uncomfortable.
By having a mole removed, you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you don’t have to worry about the mole becoming cancerous. You can also rest assured that it won’t cause other health complications in the future.
When Should You Have a Mole Removed?
If you’re worried about your health, then it’s important to know when it’s best to have a mole removed. Some common signs that indicate the need for mole removal are changes in shape, color and size. An uneven color or bleeding are also important warning signs. It’s almost always a good idea to have a mole removed to avoid potential health complications, but it’s equally justifiable to have it removed for cosmetic reasons.
Learn More About Mole Removal
If you’d like to do something about your mole, laser mole removal at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery can benefit you. We invite you to schedule a consultation at our office in Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Beverly Hills or Newport Beach to learn more. Contact us today to book an appointment!