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Guide To Prevention And Treatment Options For Moles

Moles are commonly occurring growths on the skin. Almost everyone has at least one somewhere on their body. In fact, the majority of individuals have anywhere from ten to forty moles on their bodies at any given time. Many moles are harmless and should not cause any worry. Individuals do not need to remove moles unless they are bothersome. However, if they have an issue with the effect a mole has on their appearance, or it is causing skin irritation when it rubs along clothes, there are options to remove it. A dermatologist should examine moles if they change over time. A mole that changes in shape, size, or color could indicate skin cancer.

As mentioned, many patients do not need moles treatment. However, sometimes they may want to cover up moles or remove them for cosmetic reasons. This is where individuals must consult a dermatologist for options, as home remedies for moles can be unsafe or ineffective. There are quite a few possible options, including simple surgeries or cryotherapy for moles. Of course, it can also help to prevent moles from forming as well. Patients should consider all options and then discuss them with their doctor.

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Cover Up With Makeup

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Moles often add character to an individual's body or face. However, if their appearance bothers them, one option individuals have is to cover up with makeup. Individuals may not be able to hide the mole entirely, particularly if it is raised or very dark. However, there are some methods to help camouflage it. Individuals will need to find a concealer and color corrector that matches their skin tone. Experts recommend finding color correcting concealers with purple, yellow, or green tones. These tones help neutralize the difference in color between the mole and the individual's skin, which allows the mole to be erased when individuals put skin-tone makeup over it. 

After individuals have found a color corrector that works, they will apply their regular concealer over the mole. When picking a concealer, experts recommend individuals use a shade lighter than their actual skin tone. If individuals cannot find a concealer that blends well enough or is thick enough to cover the mole, they may want to invest in some tattoo concealer. This type of concealer is specifically made to conceal dark marks.

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