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Moles & Skin Blemishes

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Moles & Skin Blemishes

Most moles & skin blemishes are completely harmless. Moles are small patches on the skin that form due to collections of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. The scientific name for moles is melanocytic naevi.

A blemish is any type of spots, discoloration, mark or flaw on the skin. Skin blemishes can be removed with various forms of burning or freezing such as cautery, laser or liquid nitrogen. Your plastic surgeon will inform you as to the best way to remove your unattractive blemishes. Some blemishes, however, can signal skin cancer.

 Signs of Moles & Skin Blemishes may include

  • The mole has uneven shading or dark spots.
  • The spot is changing in size, shape or texture.
  • The mole has an irregular shape.
  • Fleshy bumps, warts, or other skin growths.
  • Raised bumps that are red or white.

 What causes Skin Blemishes?

  • Virus - Some blemishes, like cold sores, are caused by viruses, such as HSV-1.
  • Infections - Certain types of skin infections can cause blemishes to erupt on the skin.
  • Genetics - Acne may have a genetic link. Certain hereditary conditions can also cause blemishes to occur.
  • Sun exposure - Overexposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) A and B rays can cause skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, and other forms of skin damage.

Are there any risks involved with Moles & Skin Blemishes removal?

Risks of mole removal methods vary from infection to rare anesthetic allergy and very rare nerve damage. One of the most common difficulties after mole removal is a scar. Mole removal is a very simple procedure and considered a very minor surgery. Many patients have moles and blemishes removed each year without any problems or complications. Before the procedure takes place, your surgeon will discuss the risks involved and explain the entire procedure from start to finish together with any after-care that may be required and give the best treatment that suits your circumstances. The surgical wound may bleed a little. It will be covered with a dressing. The surgical wound could develop an infection, which can usually be treated with antibiotics. Signs of an infection could include redness and swelling.

Other risks vary depending on the area being treated and the method of removal. It is always advisable to choose a dermatologist or surgeon with appropriate skills and experience with these removals. You can visit our clinic to meet cosmetic surgeons in Manchester, Chester and Preston. They provide good advice and care for the removal of moles and blemishes.

Post Operative Activities

  • It is recommended you leave the dressing on for 48-72 hours depending on where the site is.
  • Gently cleanse the wound with a Cetaphil cleanser or gentle fragrance free soap. Do not use antibacterial soap. Rinse well.
  • Some people get itchy bumps or blisters around the wound site. This is usually due to an allergy to the antibiotic ointment.
  • Sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, and hats reduce your exposure to UVA and UVB rays. This can help protect your skin from additional damage.

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Frequently Asked questions


Doctors can diagnose many skin problems by discussing the symptoms and examining the skin. Sometimes, additional testing may be necessary. A variety of skin tests are available to help diagnose skin problems such as bacterial, viral, or fungal skin infections.
The ideal method for maintaining balanced skin is keeping a consistent skin care routine and avoiding harsh chemicals that can strip the skin and create more blemishes. Additionally, a diet rich in water, fresh fruits and vegetables and low in preservatives is also important.
They don't indicate any long-term damage to your skin cells, pores, or follicles. It can take a while, but dark spots tend to become lighter over time, and eventually go away completely. It can take anywhere from 3 months to 2 years for them to vanish from view.
Lemon juice for acne - reduced oil (sebum) due to the drying effects of citric acid. antiseptic qualities, which may kill bacteria that lead to acne, such as P. acnes. reduced redness and inflammation that may help treat inflammatory acne as well as leftover scars.
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly.
No, moisturizing your skin does not cause acne. In fact, moisturizing is a very important part of treating acne. It loosens the sebum built up inside pores. But you need to find a moisturizer that suits acne-prone or oily skin so that you do not end up clogging your pores or aggravating the acne.
An overproduction of oil by the sebaceous glands can cause blemishes. Hormonal changes often trigger this overproduction, such as puberty. Excess oil can mingle with dead skin cells, dirt, or bacteria. This results in pimples, pustules, blackheads, and whiteheads to form.

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