Moles are typical skin growths that occur on your body or skin. You do not need to worry about these moles because most of them are harmless. You do not need to remove the mole if it is not cancerous and does not disturb you. Mole removal is your choice, depending on how irritating it is or how it affects your appearance.
How to know that a mole is cancerous?
Visiting a dermatologist is the best option you need to take to understand whether the mole on your body is cancerous. Often screening is recommended if you have a skin cancer background. A checkup is required if you notice such features on a mole that appear on your body.
– Irregular bodies
– Color is not uniform
– Change in shape, size, or color
– The diameter is larger than the pencil eraser
After conducting some tests, a dermatologist will decide whether the mole is skin cancer.
Why is it unsafe to remove a mole by yourself?
Although there are ways of removing a mole at home, it is not recommended because it is unsafe. Doing it at home may seem easy, but there is no proven evidence to show that it works effectively. Online stores provide removal creams that have demonstrated side effects which cause a thick scar.
Because you do not know whether a mole is cancerous or not, you may be at risk when you try getting rid without professional assistance. The mole can spread and threaten your life if it is cancerous and you have removed it by yourself. You may also be at risk of infections when you use tools that are not properly sanitized.
It is advisable to visit a dermatologist to help you test and remove the mole irritating you. This will ensure that all risks accompanied by home removal are avoided.