Moles are skin growths made up of cells that produce color (pigment). A mole can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most people get a few moles during their first 20 years of life. They are usually brown in color but can be blue, black, or flesh-colored. Most moles are harmless and don’t cause pain or other symptoms unless you rub them or they bump against something. Skin tags are small, soft pieces of skin that stick out on a thin stem. They most often appear on the neck, armpits, upper trunk, and body folds.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, they’re not.
No. Unlike warts, skin tags don’t spread to other parts of the body or to other people, even through direct contact. Removing one skin tag doesn’t directly lead to the growth of new tags, either.
There are several DIY skin tag removal methods circulating on the Internet nowadays. However, if you try removing the tag yourself, you can end up with an infected wound, an unsightly scar, and other complications. It may also be quite painful if you’re dealing with a larger skin tag.
Moles are the result of clustering melanocytes, or skin cells that produce melanin. Melanin is the color pigmentation that while usually distributed evenly throughout the body sometimes groups together to form moles.
Removal sometimes means removing cancerous or potentially-cancerous moles. However, removal is also a path to increased self-confidence, as moles can make a person feel self-conscious depending on their location.
From start to finish, a Laser Mole Removal appointment takes about 30 minutes. Mostly this involves discussion about the procedure and the aftercare.
The laser treatment itself isn’t at all painful. The local anaesthetic given prior to the procedure can sting a little, like any injection. But once it has started working, the patient will not feel the laser treatment when it begins.
The area heals like a graze so takes approximately 10-14 days to achieve a smooth pink mark. This colour then fades over the following few weeks.
Patients can return to work straight away in most cases as the procedure is similar in nature to attending the Dentist. If the moles have been removed from a visible place then people could notice where they have been removed.