How do Moles Develop on the Skin?
Moles develop when pigment cells, a type of skin cells that grow in clusters. They are usually far darker than the surrounding area and triggered by hormonal changes may be caused by:
- Teenage: When a person in a teenager, there is a lot of hormonal changes that tend to occur. The incidence of moles will usually be during the teen years.
- Pregnancy: During Pregnancy women’s has a lot of changes in her body. Although pregnancy does not lead to the creation of any new moles, existing moles become darker in color.
- Sunlight: Excessive exposure to the sunlight may increase the forming of moles. Can sometimes turn into melanoma or skin cancer.
Once people reach middle-age (40 years onwards) the number of moles on the body tends to go down.
Mole removal cost
The cost of per Mole removal varies from $100 to $500 depending on other factors, size and location on the body and one geographic area to another.
Types of Moles
Some of the most common types of Moles are:
- Junctional moles: They lie flat against the skin, is round and is usually deep brown or black in color.
- Dermal Moles: They typically protrude from the skin and tend to have a pale hue. They may include hair as well.
- Compound Moles: They protrude from the skin as well, are usually light brown in color and may contain hair as well.
Following are some rare Moles types:
- Blue Mole: They are dark blue in color.
- Halo Mole: In this case, the mole or moles have a pale circular ring (or halo) that surrounds it. For some reason, the skin loses all pigments around the edges of these moles.
- Dysplastic or Atypical Mole: These moles are somewhat large and look a bit awkward. They could be flat or may be raised in a bump and can appear in different shades.