Convex mole – This is a formation that rises above the level of the skin, which is a cluster of cells. It occurs after a long stay under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, if hormonal changes occur in the body or the functions of the pancreas are disturbed.
Why is a convex mole dangerous?
Convex moles on the body are benign neoplasms. But they are considered the most dangerous, as they can degenerate into a malignant tumor (melanoma) and provoke the appearance of cancer. Rebirth can cause direct sunlight. This is due to the fact that usually a convex mole on the back, legs or face is larger than flat small nevi, therefore it attracts more harmful UV rays. Melanoma can also develop if the nevus is injured with clothes, a comb, a washcloth, jewelry, a razor, or any other items.
You should definitely consult an oncologist when:
- the nevus itches or peels off strongly;
- a convex mole began to increase in size;
- liquid appeared inside the formation;
- the color of the mole has changed;
- the nevus bleeds and becomes inflamed;
- next to the formation there are seals.
Removal of convex moles
A brown or red raised mole causes some physical or psychological discomfort, especially if it is on the face. Therefore, the removal of such nevi is carried out not only for medical reasons. It is strictly forbidden to carry out this procedure at home.
After the initial examination by a specialist has shown that the removal of a convex mole can be carried out, you can choose which method to do this:
- With a scalpel – usually this method is used if the formations are extensive and deep. After surgical excision, subtle white scars remain.
- Using the laser method – due to the small diameter of the laser beam and the adjustable depth of exposure, all formations can be removed literally in one procedure, without injuring the surrounding tissues. There is no bleeding during the procedure, and the skin heals within 5-7 days.
- High frequency electric current – burning a mole from the surface of the skin is carried out by a current pulse very quickly. This method is bloodless, but subtle scars may remain on the skin.
- Freezing with liquid nitrogen – a quick and effective procedure for removing moles, but since during its implementation healthy tissues near the nevus may suffer, it is not used when the formation is located on the face.