What are Moles on the Body?

Moles are collections of pigmented skin cells called melanocytes that grow in a cluster. They can be skin coloured or brown or occasionally darker. They can be either flat or raised depending on the type of mole and can appear on the body or face.

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Moles can be completely harmless and have no real function or use but rarely they can change or new ones form. In these instances it is always important to get changing moles checked with your doctor just to ensure there is no suspicious or worrying signs of skin cancer.

Where do moles occur?

Skin moles on the body are common. They can irritate and get larger as we age and often catch on clothing and bras as well as rub in areas such as the armpits and between the legs. New moles can keep appearing as we get older and this can be normal however you must look out any changes in size shape and color particularly dark brown or black.

How moles can be removed?

There are numerous ways to remove moles from the skin which are simple, cheap and effective and almost leave no scar. The simplest dermatology procedure is to freeze them off however in most cases mole removal surgery or laser mole removal is required.

We advise against home remedies or creams that enable you to remove the moles by yourself as this can often cause worse scarring and potentially you could mistreat a skin cancer.

Mole Removal

Facts About Moles

  • You will often get more moles as you age.
  • Moles are common on the skin of most people
  • The number of moles varies according to genetic predisposition
  • Sun exposure can make your moles go darker
  • The majority of moles are harmless BUT abnormal moles can be very dangerous. Early treatment leads to the best outcomes in such cases

Mole Checks

  • Self-checking for unusual moles is highly recommended to spot any unusual signs as early as possible
  • Examine your skin all over including soles of your feet every 3 months – look for changes in size, shape, colour (particularly dark moles) and over 5mm in size
  • Remember 70% of all melanomas are new moles
  • Most suspicious moles look different from all your other moles –‘ The Ugly Duckling Sign’
  • If in doubt consult your doctor see mole check for further information

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Dr Turner was extremely efficient. I have been hesitating to remove moles but I should have just done it earlier. The scars are healing fine and no pain at all. Thank you so much!

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Millie

I attended the clinic on the 20th June to have a large mole removed on the centre of my neck. Dr Turner was absolutely amazing! I was very nervous on arrival but she made me feel very welcomed and relaxed. The procedure was pain free I couldn’t feel a thing. 2 weeks later and it is healing very nicely with no infection. Thankyou so much, I am very pleased with the result and feel so much more confident. Would 100% recommend :)

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Anonymous

I visited Cosmedics yesterday to have a large mole removed and I am really really happy with how the whole procedure went. The doctor was great, the appointment took ten minutes all-in-all and I am still in shock about the fact I felt 0 pain throughout the whole procedure. I was very nervous before hand but I didn’t feel a thing! Very happy. Thank you

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Larry M

My experience with Dr. Perry and the staff (most importantly Helen) was great. Dr. Perry took great care to do a very detailed and thorough mole review (I am VERY moley so this is a process). He found 3 moles, removed them all and sent them for testing. There was ZERO pain. His process was amazing actually. My recovery was exactly has he prepared me for and I was healed and infection free in 2 weeks. The biopsy DID reveal one mole was pre-cancerous so he called me in to expand the margin around that mole. Again, working with Helen during the pandemic was nothing but graceful. Dr Perry once again did the work he needed to AND found 2 more moles that he decided needed to be remove. The labs came back clean and I am very thankful to him and for him.

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Fatma

Brliinat experience! Very professional and expert staff

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Dawn

Great experience and treatment

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2 thoughts on “Moles on the Body

    1. The full body mole check is available in London clinics with specific doctors who are highly experienced in mole checks. However, if there is a particular mole or area of moles causing concern, our Bristol team would be very happy to review and advise. You can also send a photo to info@cosmedics.co.uk for advice in advance of your appointment. This doesn’t replace a consultation but can be a useful guide.

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