Moles are common landmarks found on your body.Â Throughout history, they have been topics of discussion of so many people. Some cultures even have specific meanings for their locations on the face and body. Centuries ago, they have been seen as abnormal growths usually associated with witches. But these days, celebritiesâ€”Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford, and Madonnaâ€”have been known for their moles. Moles are now indicators of lower risks of age-related diseases. The reason why moles are colored is because of the melanocytes present at the bottom of the epidermis. They can be of different colors, numbers, and sizes. On the average, a person can have about fifty body moles.
Some moles are developed naturally but some are acquired. It is said that moles develop during the first twenty years of oneâ€™s life. These are congenital moles considered as a hematoma or a malformation. When it is acquired, it is usually diagnosed as a probable benign neoplasm. These moles can either be facial moles or body moles. Body moles could be very unsightly for some people. This is why they want them surgically removed for cosmetic purposes. Here Â are Â Â the types of moles to watch out for on your body:
- Junctional Nevus â€“black or brown lesions between the dermis and the epithelium
- Compound Nevusâ€”these are the beauty marks that are slightly raised. It is usually a mixture of dermal layers
- Intradermal Nevusâ€”these are found in the dermal layer that are raised and of the same color as your skin.
- Dysplastic Nevusâ€”these can either be raised or flat. They are characterized by irregular coloration and borders. This should usually be tested to find out if they are cancerous. They are most likely to become malignant.
- Blue Nevusâ€”these are the blue-colored that are usually found in the deeper portion of the dermal part of the skin.
- Spitz Nevusâ€”These are found in the intradermis of young skin. They are reddish and raised which may also be found on a mature femaleâ€™s leg.
- Acquired Nevusâ€”These are not present at birth. They are composed of intradermal, junctional, or compound nevus.
- Congenital Nevusâ€”This already appears by birth, which are small to large. Smaller ones are less likely to become cancerous.
- Pigmented Giant Nevusâ€”These are the hairy and large moles that are brown to black in color. About 10-15% of them becomes malignant cancer.
- Intramucosal Nevusâ€”These are found around the genitals or mouth (upper hard part of the palate).
- Nevus of Itoâ€”these appear from birth. These are often found on the shoulder or on the face.
- Mongolian Spotâ€”these are blue, large lesions commonly found on the back
- Recurrent Nevusâ€”these grow back after an inefficient surgical removal.
Body moles are usually an outcome of hyperpigmentation, heredity, and atypical mole syndrome. Sunlight or UV rays in excess may contribute in the formation of body moles. This is because people develop hyperpigmentation whenever they are exposed to sunlight. Another cause of body moles is the lack in potassium. There are many ways that you could use in treating body moles. Here are some do-it-yourself methods that you may want to consider:
2. Gauze treatment
You must first soak the gauze in a paste made of castor oil and baking soda. Then you place the gauze over your body moles and leave them overnight. When you do this over time, you will find that the mole has reduced in size.
5. Tea Tree oil
7. Aloe vera
Always consult with your dermatologist before you try any of the above-mentioned methods. This is to make sure if you really donâ€™t have to resort to other more advanced methods of surgery on your body moles.