Moles on the face or body are typically the outcome of an excessive growth of melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing the skin's pigmentation. These pigmented spots, also known as nevi, can appear at birth or develop gradually over time.
The number of moles an individual possesses can be influenced by various factors, including genetics, exposure to sunlight, and hormonal changes.
Certain individuals are genetically predisposed to having a higher number of moles, while others may acquire them due to prolonged sun exposure, particularly if they have fair skin prone to sunburn.
While the majority of moles are benign, some may necessitate medical attention if they undergo changes in size, shape, color, or exhibit symptoms like bleeding, itching, or pain. It is crucial to regularly monitor moles and seek evaluation from a dermatologist for any alterations. Moreover, taking proactive measures to shield the skin from sunlight can help minimize the risk of developing new moles and potentially prevent existing moles from transforming or becoming cancerous.
In certain cases, mole removal procedures can be employed for cosmetic or medical reasons. These procedures, conducted by qualified
aesthetic consultants, involve the elimination of moles through various methods such as surgical excision, laser treatment, or cryotherapy. If you are considering mole removal, it is advisable to seek an aesthetic consultant to determine the most suitable approach based on your specific circumstances.
Precious Medical Centre
290 Orchard Road, #12-01 Paragon Medical
(Lobby E & F), Singapore 238859
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Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm
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The schedule and availability of our GP doctors may change without prior notice. Last GP appointment on weekdays is 3:40pm please contact us for the updated schedule.