Mole Removal

Mole removal 

 Nevi -or mole-, are the most common benign damage to our body. They are divided into many categories, most of which are not at risk of becoming malignant. However, a few nevi, although benign, need special attention and mainly monitoring.

Skin that is very exposed to sun has an increased chance of developing skin cancer and especially melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer. Any nevus that changes in color, shape or size is suspected to be malignant and should be removed immediately. In addition, any mole that has vague boundaries and is quite large in size is suspicious.

It is very rare to find a person who does not have even a benign tumor on his skin.

When do we remove a nevus?


Only a dermatologist can decide when and if a nevus should be removed. But what makes us suspectful is the change in a mole in terms of color, shape or size. Also, moles located in frequently injured areas should be removed.

But even if a nevus does not need to be removed but we want it removed for aesthetic reasons, it must be, also, seen by a dermatologist.

The proper period to remove moles is right before the summer. The reasons are the following:

1. after removing the mole, it is best not to expose it to too much sunlight,

2. if the moles are removed during the summer we will not be able to swim in the sea for a period of a few weeks and

3. an already suspected malignant mole should not be exposed to extra radiation during the summer.