Mole Treatment Dorset

Moles are medically known as 'melanocytic naevi' these are small skin lesions that are usually brown but can be darker or even skin coloured.

We get moles from birth or you can get them by being out in the sun and being exposed to its light for too long, these are called sunspots. But they are not acutally moles they just look like them and can be easily removed with laser treatment.

Keeping an eye on your mole is improtant if it changes it's appearence you may need to see someone about it but that's if these changes are drastic, you can keep track of how your mole looks like on an app called mole checker, this will let you know if your mole has changed very qucikly and will let you know if you need to get it checked out by your GP.

ou can check your moles against the 'ABCDE' rule as follows:

A is for ASYMMETRY: One half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other.

B is for BORDER: Normal spots have smooth edges. Cancerous spots may have irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred edges.

C is for COLOUR: The colour is not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black or sometimes with patches of red, white, or blue.

D is for DIAMETER: Normal spots are about the size of a pencil end-about 1/4 inch- anything larger is worrisome.

E is for Elevated: Having a spot above skin level is another warning sign.