Skin Moles

Raised moles: Causes, Types, Natural removal (could it be melanoma?)

Raised moles are a natural skin condition which affects a large number of people. Moles tend to develop on all types of skin, all genders, and all races.

If you have a raised mole and you want to know more about it, why does it appear? How does it develop? And how do you treat it? Follow the below article for more details.

What is a raised mole?

Moles are growths on the skin with colors ranging from light brown to black. They form the melanoma cells in the skin grow in clusters.raised mole picture

This process causes the appearance of moles practically anywhere on your body neck, face, scalp, legs, genitals… based on the place with high level of pigments in your skin.

They are common and anyone can get them. Usually, people with lighter skin tend to develop more moles than darker skin people. Sometimes moles can even appear in groups.

A raised mole is a type of mole which is sticking out the natural surface of the skin. This type of moles usually soft and has a light color than a normal flat mole.

The more the mole sticks out the lighter its color becomes. They are not abnormal because they are a natural evolution of a normal mole [1].

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Raised moles Symptoms

Raised moles do not have any invisible symptoms, however, they have several signs that can help you identifying it if it is harmless, or not.

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Causes of raised moles on skin

There are different causes which contribute to the appearance of your mole. Typically moles do not need any cause to appear on your body since they first appear when you get born.

However, the elements high contribute more in the appearance of such moles are the following:

  • Genes

    Sometimes if moles are prone in your family’s medical history you probably are going to inherit such skin condition.

    The intensity of your condition may vary from others members of your family. Nevertheless, you may get it on any part of your body either the ones exposed to the sun or not [2].

  • Sunlight

    The rays of the sun may worsen your mole condition. It might help raise the number of moles on your body as well as lead to skin cancer if you are exposed to the sun for a long time.

    It is highly important to know that people with lighter skin are more risked to have skin cancer due to the sun more than dark skin people [3].

  • Hormones

    Hormone is one of causes that can help growing of moles for example the woman has more possibility to get a mole during her pregnancy due to Hormonal imbalances

Types of  raised moles

Moles, in general, have different types:

  • Acquired

    They are moles which appear on your body during your childhood period but tend to get more visible later.

    This type is not harmful, painful, or even cancerous, the main cause of these moles is sun exposure, and if you stay under the sun for long periods it may develop into skin cancer [4].

  • Congenital

    Sometimes called birthmarks and they are caused by the melanocyte cells in your skin.

    They are usually harmless but can lead to skin cancer in your adulthood period.

    You have to check them regularly for any sign of change that may cause melanoma and protect them from the sun  [5].

  • Atypical

    This type of moles is abnormal, they have different symptoms than other common moles.

    They are not even colored spots, but rather blurry uneven in borders with a larger size.

    If your mole has these characteristics you need to visit your doctor immediately to check if you have initial melanoma [6].

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How to remove a Raised mole – Natural removal

Natural remedies are the best option for you if your mole is harmless or does not cause risk to your health.

But you want to remove it for appearance reasons. There are several remedies that can help you remove your mole and decrease the scarring level after it.

  • Baking soda

    Baking soda helps the discoloration of your mole to be reduced. It is also one of the ingredients that can go deep in the skin and helps it to recover.

    1. Mix a small amount of baking soda with water.
    2. Take the paste and apply it directly but gently on your mole.
    3. Cover the area with gauze and leave it over night.
    4. Repeat this method daily until you start noticing the results.
    If baking soda is strong on your skin you can mix it with other ingredients such as castor oil apple cider vinegar.
  • Garlic

    Garlic is an antibacterial ingredient which helps killing the bacterial elements of your mole, its application will push the mole to dry out then fall off.

    1. Take garlic and crush it in a small bowl.
    2. Apply the garlic on your mole and leave it overnight.
    3. Rinse the area with water and repeat the process daily until your mole vanishes.
    If you have sensitive skin, or garlic is harsh on your skin and has caused irritation; stop the treatment.
  • Vinegar

    The vinegar acid is a good healing element, because it helps your mole to stiffen and fall off

    1. Take teaspoon of vinegar and mix it with a teaspoon of castor oil
    2. Apply the mixture on your mole and leave it for 10 minutes
    3. Rinse the area with lukewarm water
    4. Repeat the process daily until your mole starts to fade away, or fall off.

Raised mole removal

raised Mole Removal before and afterTreating moles is often easy and does not require complex operations. There is a variety of ways on how to treat your mole and they vary from natural simple ones to complex surgical ones.

If you are interested in removing your mole follow the following steps:

How to know if my mole is Harmful or harmless?

If you are concerned whether your mole is harmful or not you need at least to know what the difference between the two types is.

  • Harmless mole

    It is a mole which is common among people. This mole occurs in early childhood periods and starts developing and appearing in later years. Such moles have the normal mole characteristics which are: round and even, one color, fixed size, and irritation free [7].

  • Dangerous moles

    This type of mole can be fatal because it always leads to melanoma which an extremely dangerous type of skin cancer. This type of cancer develops very fast and can kill you if not treated immediately.

    Dangerous moles tend to have more than one color, it has uneven edges and an evolving size by the day. It can be painful and irritated most of the times. The most dangerous moles are the ones which appear after your adult years [8].

When to consult a doctor?

  • If your mole changes color to black contact your doctor for a biopsy.
  • When your mole appears in your adulthood years, have your doctor check it.
  • Your mole shows signs of itchiness or sometimes irritations because of scratching.
  • Feeling that mole tends to be a painful majority of times.
  • fast development in the size of your mole is getting bigger fast.
  • The mole bleeds or catch an infection and starts oozing.

How to prevent raised moles?

  • Check your body regularly for any changes in your moles. Also the appearance of new moles.
  • Do not scratch your mole in order to avoid irritation and bleeding.
  • Always apply sunscreen and avoid strong sunlight.
  • Do not attempt to remove your mole using sharp tools such as knives; call your doctor instead in order to avoid infection.

 

Raised moles are often a developed version of a common flat mole. It elevates due to several reasons if you have a raised mole or your flat mole starts to stick out and you do not know why. Immediately call your doctor to figure out why and get the suitable treatment. If your mole is in advanced stages do not attempt to remove it using conventional methods. Your doctor is the only one who can provide you with the proper methods to remove it.

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