If you have a small red dot anywhere on your skin that looks like a combination of a pimple and a large freckle, there’s a good chance that you have a red mole. They can appear anywhere on the body, but there is a better chance that they will appear on a spot that has had more direct contact with sunlight (e.g., arms, face).
Red moles can appear on any part of the body, but the chance of their development is greater if you expose your skin to the sun regularly. There is not a surefire method of prevention, but avoiding excessive amounts of sunlight and UV rays will help.
Getting rid of red moles depends on whether or not they are cancerous. If you begin to see red moles on your skin that fluctuate in shape and size (especially when in contact with sunlight), go to a dermatologist immediately. The best chance when fighting cancer is to attack it early.
Mole Removal Treatment
In most cases, a mole removal treatment is not necessary, but there are still some moles that are removed for cosmetic or health reasons. The method chosen for your mole removal will generally depend on the type and characteristics of your moles.
Laser Mole Removal
Laser or IPL is usually used for removing flat and pigmented moles. This method of mole removal may require about 3 treatments to make the mole invisible. The laser beam or pulsed light is selectively absorbed by the pigment of the mole, which is then destroyed and shed away.
At Laser Health Works, we understand how you feel about unsightly or troubling moles. We use laser, IPL and electrocautery to safely remove benign moles with minimal pain and scarring. Our medical staff will check your moles to ensure the right option is carried out for your specific conditions. Please call us and schedule a complimentary consultation to find out how we can assist you.