The Five Types of Moles
What Are the Five
Types of Moles Found on the Skin?
The different types of skin moles have different appearance
and properties. Thus, it is important to know of the main types of skin
moles that exist.
Basically skin moles are non-cancerous growths on the skin. They are most commonly round
or oval-shaped. Their color is generally brown and darker than the surrounding skin.
They are extremely common and they can
be found all over the body although they appear more often on the trunk
of the body, arms and face.
Here are the five main types commonly found:
These types of moles can contain hair and
are very common on the upper half of the body. They can range from being the same colour as the skin to dark brown.
growths are usually raised and have a tan to a dark brown colour. These
moles involve the melanocytes (which are the cells that gives our skin
the brown colour) and
can be found in the upper and lower layers of the skin.
These moles are always raised a bit and as the
name indicates have a deep brown or blue colour. They get this colour from
deep down in the skin. These are more common in women than in men.
These are typically brown in colour
and can be very slightly raised above the skin or completely flat.
This type of growth does not look like the
rest because they are very rough to the touch and are usually yellow in colour.
They are caused by oil glands (sebaceous glands) being over-active.
The majority of the different types are not cancerous and do not present any risk. But
if your notice any changes in them, either shape, colour or size, you must seek medical attention. Some may
develop into a cancerous growth and early treatment is absolutely essential.
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