Skin discoloration and skin marks are what makes people unique. Identifying marks on a person’s skin is natural. However, these skin growths and formations may suggest two things: age and health. Particularly, people with red moles on the skin may terrify people, thinking that it is a symptom of cancer. Red moles on skin may show for people of any race or age. So, if you want to prevent having more of these skin problems, a professional skin doctor may give you advice. Furthermore, you should get your skin checked if you see more symptoms of skin problems or breakouts. Acne scars, slow healing wounds, and bumps on the epidermis are common for both men and women.
Types Of Skin Patches And Abnormal Skin Growth
Overgrowth of skin, or having several patches, brown or red spots, as well as irritation on these areas, may or may not be a sign to go to a dermatologist soon. Skin issues can vary from the three layers of skin, mainly the epidermis, basal cell layer and the squamous cell layer. Though most skin cells may not get cancer immediately at a young age, squamous carcinoma cells are caused by either genetic/congenital disorders, environmental factors or health problems as people are aging. Here are some other skin growth and spots that you need to observe.
Moles (Nevi And Atypical/Dysplastic)
All people can have moles, and some can even have them at birth. These skin spots are small brownish or black spots come from cells that produce pigment on the skin. Moles vary from being flat, raised, are usually small and develop in children to adults. Due to hormonal changes, moles may produce more or less. Additionally, moles are commonly benign but may become active or melanoma if the size continues to grow. You may want to have treatment if you see the nevi (benign) become atypical or dysplastic and have sudden changes in color or diameter.
Freckles form from melanocytes that contain the melanin pigment that is usually brown or black. Often, Caucasian blondes and redheads are prone to have freckles due to their lack of dark pigmentation. Moreover, patches are also triggered during extreme sun exposure. These spots are present at birth or may grow during childhood. A massive area of the skin, particularly, the back, or on the face may have freckles that have various sizes and are usually flat. They are typically harmless but most people may desire to remove their freckles using noninvasive procedures. However, most doctors suggest not to proceed with cosmetic treatments as they require intensive removal and can cause serious side – effects.
Fat cells may also grow on the epidermis layer and bulge into bigger sizes that grow into lipomas. Unlike a mole, lipomas are usually bright (pink) and don’t have darker colors. A lipoma is a generally harmless and easily removable lump. Most women have lipomas on the forearms, back of the neck, and torso. Since they also grow, you must go to your doctor for advice if the non-cancerous benign cell becomes malignant.
A dermoid cyst grows first as a benign tumor with hairs, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands. However, cysts tend to grow larger and become pockets under the skin with bacteria or pus. Moreover, dermoid tumors can also have cartilage, bone fragments, and teeth. For women, cysts near the breasts or reproductive parts are dangerous for their health and if she decides to have a baby. It may be best to consult a doctor with an approved license for dermatology testing and treatment to prevent health complications during pregnancy.
Enlarged sebaceous glands may not become a mole or have surgery, but they form into sebaceous hyperplasia. Sebaceous glands are responsible for oil on the skin to keep it healthy and moisturized. But, this skin growth is also benign and occurs for middle age or older adults. They form mostly on the forehead, back, chest, areola, cheeks, nose, penis, scrotum and vulva. A decrease of the androgen hormones or genetic history may cause sebaceous hyperplasia. The good news is that it is also harmless but may irritate the skin for specific times. Have a dermatologist check your skin’s condition to prevent any disorders or cancers in the future.
Why Do Red Moles On Skin Occur?
Another common skin issue that most people experience is the symptoms of red moles on the skin or cherry angioma. A cherry angioma is a mole that doesn’t cause cancer (melanoma cells). According to skin experts, red moles on skin show for people above 30 years old. But, teenagers or people during their twenties may start having cherry angioma or red mole. Moreover, hormones and pregnancy also have a relation to why your cherry angioma or red mole is increasing over time. According to skincare specialists, estrogen increases the size of blood vessels, which leads to the red moles on the surface.
Are Cherry Angiomas (Red Moles On Skin) A Health Risk?
Most red moles on the skin are ¼ inch in diameter and should not grow beyond this size. Since this is a non-cancerous skin patch, there is no need for treatment unless you want to remove them due to cosmetic reasons. It would help if you did not practice a do it yourself removal as skin cells can become cancerous due to tearing, damage, or injury. Always ask professional advice on removing growths like warts, moles, or any skin discoloration. Even though melanoma causes cancer, neglected growth of a mole-like cherry angioma may be dangerous for your skin’s health. Prevent your basal cells to become cancerous squamous cells by going to the nearest skincare clinic near you.
What is The Treatment To Remove Red Moles On Skin?
Can cosmetic surgeons remove cherry angiomas safely? Most clinics and hospitals today use laser technology and electrodesiccation. For cherry angiomas, most treatments do not require biopsies. Pulse laser technology focuses on removing the moles by destroying the blood vessels that cause the bumps. On the contrary, electrodesiccation which heats the lesions and makes it removable using an electric current. For other options, shaving excision is also performed but may not have the assurance for full removal of these red moles on the skin. It is too invasive and painful, so most patients opt for both intense pulsed light (IPL) and long-pulse Nd: YAG laser systems.
How To Detect If A Mole Or Skin Bump Has Melanoma (Cancerous)
Are you aware that your mole has cancer cells growing? Your dermatologist can show pictures of melanoma so you can compare if your mole is growing and can become cancer. But, you can also check out what type of mole causes cancer by these tips.
- Multiple colors of the mole is already a warning sign
- Melanoma cells have different asymmetry
- Their border is ragged and irregular
- Diameter is growing larger than a pencil’s eraser
- It evolves and changes like bleeding, irritation, and crusting