Moles are small, coloured spots on the skin. Most people have them and they are typically harmless.

You should only worry about a mole if there are any changes in its appearance, such as size, shape or colour. It is normal for babies to be born with moles, for new moles to appear in teenage years and for moles to fade or disappear as you get older.

Moles can get slightly darker during pregnancy. If you are concerned about a change in a mole, you should seek medical advice from your GP in the first instance. It is important to get a new or existing mole examined if it has changed shape, looks uneven, changes colour, gets darker, begins itching, crusting, flaking or bleeding. It should also be examined if it becomes larger or more raised from the skin.

Avoiding long periods of sun exposure and the use of sunbeds, as well as using a high SPF suncream, will reduce your risk of skin cancer. We recommend daily use of SPF on face and body (particularly face) even in the winter months. For moles which are harmless however, we can remove them using various approaches at Sur Medispa such as Cool Laser and Cryotherapy.

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