Growth and mole removal

This entry was posted in Surgical Dermatology on November 17, 2017 by brentwooddermatology.

Moles are any dark spot, growths or irregularity on the skin and in scientific term they are just clusters of melanin cells. Moles can occur in single spot or in groups in the form of dark or light, raised or flat. Plus, they can happen on any part of the body like face, neck, back and arms etc at any time.
Generally, moles can be categorized in different ways. But, congenital nevi and dysplastic nevi are among those types that can lead to high risk of melanoma skin cancer.

Moles are basically caused by clusters of melanocytes—skin cells that produce melanin. When these cells cluster together release melanin in high concentration and this large amount of melanin on the skin area cause the skin color changes. Melanin is a chemical responsible for giving our skin color.