Medically Reviewed By: Kelli Bryant, MD Moles, also called nevi, are sometimes considered beauty marks. But if you have a mole — especially a facial mole — that’s more of an eyesore, or if a mole is easily irritated by clothing or gets snagged on jewelry, chances are you’d rather be rid of it. Can you
When a new mole appears, a brief panic sets through your mind as you consider the possibility of it being cancerous. Moles are tiny growths on the skin that develop when pigment cells, known as melanocytes cluster together, rather than being distributed across the skin. As years pass, moles can change, or even disappear. However,
Dermatologists stress how important it is to check your moles regularly, but do you know all the steps to give yourself a head-to-toe mole self-exam?
Skin Moles are common. Almost everyone has a few, and some people develop hundreds. And melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, can develop in or near moles. Don’t get frightened—most skin moles are not melanoma. So how do you know when to see a dermatologist for your moles? It’s easy; just keep in mind your