If you have moles on your body, you may be considering having them removed. Here are some quick facts about skin moles and what is entailed when removing moles from your body.
Moles are made up of abnormal skin cells; the average mole is not cancerous. Another type of mole meanings, a congenital moles — are moles that are present at birth. These congenital moles can vary in size some as small as 1/4 inch to some that cover almost the entire body of the child. These large (nevi) moles vary in size, in shape, in color, texture, and also hairiness. Some of these moles are colored reddish-tan; others mole are almost black. Most of them are shades of brown. Some of these congenital moles have fine downy hair; others have long, thick, darker hair. Giant congenital nevi involving much of the body are less common, possibly around one in every 200,000 to 500,000 births.
Removing moles usually requires a doctor to cut the mole at the base with a sharp scalpel. The mole is removed from the skin in this outpatient procedure, only a few stitches are required. Removing moles in this manner causes scarring so it was passed over some 20 years ago when laser removal was adapted for dermatology.
Laser removal was very popular in the U.S. until the cost of the procedure broke the $300.00 mark. Laser mole removal has less of a chance of scarring than removal with a scalpel, but most doctors will not guarantee a scar free result. Now an old remedy (used by Native Americans) for removing moles, skin tags and warts is now being hailed, ‘even by dermatologist’s’, as the best way to remove moles from the skin. This natural mole removal remedy, DermaTend has replaced the laser for more than 20,000 patients a month. Hana, Hawaii Dermatologist, Dr. Makai said, ‘DermaTend and its natural ‘bloodroot’ medicine has the most unique properties. It removes bad skin cells naturally without the use of a scalpel or laser light’ — it is also is used for removing genital warts, skin tags, and athlete’s foot. DermaTend is available online at discount prices.
Skin cancer, like melanoma, and basil cell, affects more than a million people each year in America alone, worldwide it is estimated that 10 million new cases appear each year. Experts say more than one in 5 Americans will get skin cancer in the course of a lifetime… that adds up; by 2010, ‘Melanoma’ is projected to rise to one in 50 Americans. The incidence of this melanoma type of skin cancer, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is rising faster than that of any other form of cancer. One person dies every hour from skin cancer, primarily the melanoma type of skin cancer. Here is one stat that is shocking. There are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the combined incidence of cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, and colon. The only bright light in the tunnel is, ‘most of the things that pop up on our bodies as we age; the moles, the skin tags, etc are nothing to worry about, and they can be removed with natural mole removers or laser surgery.’
American Skin Cancer Information Network says ‘more than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by ‘sun exposure’, yet most people still use no form of sun protection; less than 33 percent of adults, adolescents, and children routinely use sun protection.’ The majority of people diagnosed with the melanoma form of skin cancer are ‘White Men over age 50.’ Skin cancer is the #1 cancer that hits men over age 50, way ahead of prostate, lung and colon cancer. Middle-aged and older men have the poorest track record for performing monthly skin self exams or regularly visiting a dermatologist. They are also the least likely individual to detect a melanoma in its early stages. While this type of skin cancer is uncommon in African-Americans, Asians, and Latinos, it is most deadly for these populations.
Melanoma also kills more young women under the age of 40 than any other cancer. In the past thirty years, skin cancer has tripled in women in America. The incidence of melanoma is increasing so rapidly in women that it is now the most common cancer in young women aged 25-29, and second only to breast cancer in women aged 30-34. New research out on skin cancer and its causes revealed that one type of ray – the ‘UVA’ causes more genetic damage than the other ‘UVB’ rays. These UVB rays harm skin cells where most skin cancers arise – the keratinocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis. The UVB rays tend to cause damage in more superficial epidermal layers. Dr. Makai recommends ‘If all you have is a mole, skin tag or wart, you can have your doctor remove it with a scalpel or laser; or it can also be easily be removed with all natural DermaTend Mole Remover.