Preventative Measures Against Your Moles

Most people will go through life having some sort of mole on their body without it ever being a problem, but don’t forget that they can be deadly too. With recent reports stating that there is a hole in the ozone layer over the UK this Easter week, you can never be too careful with protecting your skin, especially if you are prone to moles.

There are 3 types of moles that are the most common; skin tags, raised moles and flat moles, with an average person having around 30 on their body. The appearance of most moles generally occurs between early childhood and your 30s.

Most moles are benign and it is completely normal to have them, although sometimes they can seem unsightly – even Madonna and Enrique Iglesias had their iconic facial moles removed!

There is a sinister side to moles though which can be revealed by too much exposure to harmful UV rays. This can lead to benign moles turning into melanoma i.e. skin cancer. Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is an example of a celebrity having had moles removed for health rather than aesthetic reasons – one of his facial moles was cancerous. If you have pale skin, as many Brits naturally do, then your moles are at increased risk of becoming malignant.

The ozone layer usually protects us from some of the damaging UV rays however with the formation of the hole in it, protecting your skin is so important. Once moles have appeared, they will not naturally disappear. The only way to remove them is through a surgical procedure.

This sounds a lot scarier than it really is. At Snowberry Lane Clinic we deal with moles and skin tags every day using radio surgery. This means no surgical stitches and therefore a quicker healing and recovery time, as well as less chance of scarring.

If you have had a mole that has been niggling you for years, why not just eliminate the worry, and visit Dr Rupert Gabriel and his highly trained team at the Snowberry Lane Clinic to have it removed safely, swiftly and with the minimal amount of discomfort. Visit our mole removal page at for more information.

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