What causes moles?

What causes moles?

What causes moles is something doctors cannot fully answer.

We know what moles are, and what factors encourage moles to develop, but the underlying causes remain a mystery.

Moles are growths on the skin, and are darker in color than the surrounding skin. Everyone’s skin has some color. The pigment that colors our skin is known as melanin. The melanin that colors our skin occurs naturally – darker skinned people have more melanin than lighter skinned people.Let me explain . . .

Usually the melanin in our skin is distributed evenly and this creates an even skin color. However, sometimes our melanin pigmentation cells grow in a cluster, causing a mole.

The cells that produce our melanin pigmentation are called melanocytes. So moles are clusters of melanocytes.

According to the Mayo Clinic: “Scientists don’t know why moles develop or what purpose they serve, if any, although they do appear to be determined before birth.”

The American Academy of Dermatology states: “Moles probably are determined before a person is born. Most appear during the first 20 years of life, although some may not appear until later. Sun exposure increases the number of moles, and they may darken. During the teen years and pregnancy, moles also get darker and larger and new ones may appear.”

Human moles

A typical human being will generally have between 10 to 40 moles. In other words, even if we don’t know what causes moles in an underlying sense, we know that they are usually harmless and are very “normal”. In fact, for humans, moles are the rule, rather than the exception.

Today we do NOT consider ALL human moles to be beautiful. Some may be in large, very dark or uneven in color, very raised, or in disfiguring places on the face or body.In certain times and societies moles have actually been considered desirable. For example, a small, well placed mole on a woman’s cheek was traditionally known as a “beauty mark”. These facial moles were so fashionable that women would actually fake them.

Some of the moles that are most upsetting to people are those with hair growing out of them.

Wart and mole remover

Moles are like warts and skin tags – most people have some experience with them. For many people they are irritating, but for some people they are embarrassing, disfiguring, or even dangerous.

This has given rise to the need for a safe and effective wart and mole remover. The medical industry can use lasers, “freezing”, surgical incisions, and other techniques.

However, unless moles are cancerous and need to be cut out of the body as a matter of life and death, for some of us this sort of surgical intervention is too costly or inconvenient, or we may worry about the side effects such as scarring.

The photo below shows a better way:

Some people care more about removing moles than about what causes moles.

Today there is a proven and effective technique for removing moles, developed by a medical doctor, and made popular by the thousands of people who have found it successful, as in this picture.

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