Types Of Moles And Their Removal

Most of us have moles on our body. There are different types of moles which we will discuss later in the article. Many people are not usually aware of the presence of moles in their body. Unless moles are very visible, dark in color, or appear on the visible parts of our body, they are not noticed since they do not cause us any kind of harm.



Moles usually occur when certain skin cells grow in cluster instead of spreading. These cells are known as melanocytic, and they are the ones responsible to give skin its natural color. Moles can be raised, flat, elevated and dermal. On average, there can be 10 to 40 different moles on our body.  Most of the moles that we have do not pose any threat to our health. They do not bother us except when they appear on some visible parts of our body and become unsightly.  This is what necessitates mole removal in majority of cases.

Causes Of Mole:    

Most of the times, moles come with us when we born. They can also appear any time during our lifetime. Overexposure to the sun can also help mole growth. Sometimes heredity also takes the responsibility to grow moles.

Types Of Moles: 

  • Compound Moles:  

    This type of mole is slightly raised, and is tan to dark brown in color.  Melanocytes or the pigment producing cells are involved in forming such types of moles in both the lower and upper layers of the skin.

  • Congenital Nevi:   

    Such moles appear at birth. Their appearance is estimated as one in every 100 people. Such moles have to be well taken care of due to their possibility of developing into cancer. They carry high risks of melanoma. These types of moles are to be taken care of as soon as possible.  Seek immediate medical advice if you suspect any mole as malignant.

  • Junctional Moles:  

    These types of moles are slightly raised kind of moles that remain flat initially. They are usually black or brown in color. Junctional moles are benign in nature but they can develop halo phenomenon or lightening up. If so, medical advice has to be sought immediately.

  • Blue Moles:  

     They are slightly raised in appearance, and are usually found on the neck, head and arms.

  • Sebaceous Moles:  

    These moles grow when the oil glands become over active. They are usually rough to feel and appear in yellow color.

  • Dermal Moles: 

    Such moles are commonly found on the upper body, and they sometimes contain hair. They are elevated in nature, and are brown to flesh-color in appearance.

If you want to categorize the different types of moles, we can divide them into two main groups, moles of benign nature, and moles of malignant nature. Whereas moles of benign nature do not harm us in any way, moles of malignant nature can develop into cancer. Such moles usually come with the potentiality of developing into skin cancer. Congenital nevi and dysplastic nevi are among the highest skin cancer risk factors.  They can develop into melanoma skin cancer.

Mole Removal Methods – How To Treat Different Types Of Moles:    

Moles of benign nature can be taken care of by any method of your choice and convenience.  Actually, they are harmless and do not bother you unless they appear on some visible part of your body. They can be removed by using surgical procedures like excision, cauterization, shaving, Cryotherapy, and laser surgery. Except laser surgery, most of the surgical procedures leave scars behind. Therefore, surgery is not usually performed in case of moles of benign nature.

To deal with the different types of moles, you can also use some safe types of creams with natural ingredients to remove them. It is, however, important to find a preparation that does not cause any damage to your skin. Many over-the-counter preparations produce negligible or unsatisfactory results. Some creams can even damage the skin.

Natural or home remedies are the safest of all mole removal options which do not cause any pain, they are free from any kind of side effects, cost you nothing, and they prove effective in most of the cases.

While dealing with moles of malignant nature, you are left with no options except surgical removal of the suspected moles. Since such moles can develop into cancer, they are removed deeply and even some area around the mole is removed too. Removing a malignant mole is an essentiality that you have to do without giving it a second thought. Whatever potential side effects are seen in surgical procedures, they have no significance at all when it comes to consider the seriousness of the case.

Let’s Discuss!   

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removal methods discussed, you can share them by adding comments.

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2 comments on “Types Of Moles And Their Removal
  1. kalpana says:

    i have lots of JUNCTIONAL MOLES onmy face i want to trmove it plz give me the right solution.

    • RJS KOCHHAR says:

      There are number of methods for mole removal depending on the type and condition of moles. Giving a solution online for a particular case would not be the right thing. You are advised to visit some good dermatologist who would properly examine your condition and suggest the right remedy for it.

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