Moles are very common growths on the skin. Melanocytic nevi is the scientific term of moles. Moles are skin lesions, caused by the congestion in the epidermis and dermis of the pigment producing melanocytic cells. Almost everyone has moles, but they only differ in size, location, color, and type. Today, we’ll discuss on a rare type of mole, and how to get rid of this.
What most people don’t know is, there is a rare type of mole called red mole. It is called as such, simply because its color is red unlike the typical mole which is colored black. Although red moles are benign, they are high risk factors for melanoma. Melanoma is a malignant skin tumor metastasis. There are two types of red moles: congenital melanocytic nevi and acquired melanocytic nevi. Congenital melanocytic nevi are red moles that appear at birth or a few weeks after, and studied to be more prone for melanoma development. Acquired melanocytic nevi appear on age one and continues until childhood to early adulthood. Also, red moles are common signs of aging.
Some people distinguish red moles from cherry angiomas, also common growths on the skin. Their differences are, the latter do not have active dividing cells and are the causes of the dilated capillaries concentration on some superficial areas such as the abdomen and torso. Cherry angiomas easily bleed when bruised. Meanwhile, red moles are genetic.
Although red moles are benign, many still opt to have them remove, because some are afraid of the risk of developing melanoma while some claims that red moles appearing on the face are hindrances to their beauty, especially to women.
There are several ways on how to remove red moles. First option is using over-the-counter acne removal creams. They are easy to find and easy to use as well. A popular choice is the NoNevus mole removal cream. There are also organic choices like the oregano essential oil with natural plant extracts. Second option, which is cheap, is home remedy technique. A common way to remove moles at home is using apple cider vinegar and or crushed garlic. You simply have to apply it on the affected area, at least twice a day. Of course, these techniques are applicable to tested benign red moles. It is still wise and safe to have your moles checked by a dermatologist if you experience itchiness or bleeding. If you have a bad feeling about your red moles, and was confirmed by your dermatologist, a third option is through surgery. The red mole is usually shaved off from the infected part.