Red, Brown or Black Moles
Moles come in different tones of red, brown, and black color that exist anywhere in the body. Brown and red moles are common in white-skinned people while black moles are common among people with darker skin. Generally malignant, black moles and other skin blemishes exist as any ordinary skin spot and pose no threat to the health of the person who has them. Black moles in rare cases may warrant a medical concern if something out of the ordinary occurs and that is, when black moles are changing its size, color, shape, border or black moles starts to itch, become painful and bleeds.
Most Asians have black moles. Having black moles is the same as other colored moles that are normally seen in the body. Black moles may come in flat, raised, oval shape spot occur in the face, hands, legs, lower and upper torso and other areas in the body. Normal black moles can transform and change its growth due to hormonal changes, age and environmental factor such as over exposure to the UV rays of the sun. Black moles are more likely to change as a result of too much sun exposure. The ultra violet rays of the sun damage the skin through sunburn. The skin pigmentations that will turn brown moles to black mole is harmful and will develop into malignant melanoma in later years.
If black moles turn into cancerous growths it is best to get a medical attention from your health care provider as soon as possible. A dermatologist will investigate your moles and may recommend a biopsy if there is a suspicion of melanoma. A sample of a mole's tissue will be studied under a microscope for an accurate analysis. If the risk of melanoma is proven, the black moles and the affected skin will be removed and cut through surgery or using other methods preferred by the patient and the doctor.
If black moles look inflamed and painful and all the features described in the ABCD of moles are true then they are showing signs of melanoma. Malignant melanoma is rare yet fatally dangerous type of skin cancer. Skin cancer usually appears in larger sized black moles showing uneven border, irregular shape and variable colors. Melanoma occurs in later part of man's life and this can be attributed from constant sunburns during childhood.
Getting rid of black moles is possible especially if these moles have cancerous conditions. If left untreated these black moles cause a more serious problem. Removal of black moles involves excision surgery, cauterization, electro surgery, cryosurgery and laser surgery. A person may wish to get rid of cancerous black moles may expect a healing of between 1-2 weeks and possible scarring may occur because of the stitches.
To prevent black moles from changing its pattern protect your skin when going outdoors in the sun. Wear protection in your eyes, face, hands and feet. Wearing sunscreen SPF 15 at least is helpful in reducing the risk of developing malignant melanoma. Sun protection is encouraged to avoid further damage to the black moles and the surrounding skin.