Moles are very common, and most people have one or more. Moles are concentrations of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in your skin. People with light skin tend to have more moles.
The technical name for a mole is nevus (plural: nevi). It comes from the Latin word for birthmark.
The cause of moles isn’t well understood. It’s thought to be an interaction of genetic factors and sun damage in most cases.
Moles usually emerge in childhood and adolescence, and change in size and color as you grow. New moles commonly appear at times when your hormone levels change, such as during pregnancy.
Most moles are less than 1/4 inch in diameter. Mole color ranges from pink to dark brown or black. They can be anywhere on your body, alone or in groups.
Almost all moles are benign (noncancerous). But new moles in an adult are more likely to become cancerous than old moles.
If a new mole appears when you're older, or if a mole changes in appearance, you should see a dermatologist to make sure it’s not cancerous.
Types of moles
There are many types of moles, categorized by when they appear, what they look like, and their risk of becoming cancerous.
Reasons that you may have a new mole include:
- increasing age
- fair skin and light or red hair
- family history of atypical moles
- response to drugs that suppress your immune system
- response to other drugs, such as some antibiotics, hormones, or antidepressants
- genetic mutations
- sunburn, sun exposure, or tanning bed use
An acrochordon is a small, soft, common, benign, usually pedunculated neoplasm that is found particularly in persons who are obese. It is usually skin colored or hyperpigmented, and it may appear as surface nodules or papillomas on healthy skin. Most acrochordons vary in size from 2-5 mm in diameter, although larger acrochordons up to 5 cm in diameter are sometimes evident. The most frequent localizations are the neck and the axillae, but any skin fold, including the groin, may be affected.
A seborrheic keratosis is a common noncancerous skin growth. People tend to get more of them as they get older.
Seborrheic keratoses are usually brown, black or light tan. The growths look waxy, scaly and slightly raised. They usually appear on the head, neck, chest or back.
Seborrheic keratoses are harmless and not contagious. They don't need treatment, but you may decide to have them removed if they become irritated by clothing or you don't like how they look.
A seborrheic keratosis usually looks like a waxy or wartlike growth. It typically appears on the face, chest, shoulders or back. You may develop a single growth, though multiple growths are more common.
A seborrheic keratosis:
- Ranges in color from light tan to brown or black
- Is round or oval shaped
- Has a characteristic "pasted on" look
- Is flat or slightly raised with a scaly surface
- Ranges in size from very small to more than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) across
- May itch
A wart is a small growth with a rough texture that can appear anywhere on the body. It can look like a solid blister or a small cauliflower.
Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family.
The appearance of a wart depends on its location on the body and the thickness of the skin.
Palmar warts appear on the hand. Plantar warts affect the feet.
As many as 1 in 3 children and teenagers are estimated to have warts, but only 3 to 5 percent of adults. This is probably because the immune system becomes better able to prevent their development over time.
People with a weakened immune system are more likely to have warts.
The following are the most common types of wart.
Common warts, or verruca vulgaris, [Plantar warts]
Plantar warts appear on the base of the foot.
Common warts have a firm, raised, rough surface and may appear cauliflower-like.
They can occur anywhere, but they are most common on the knuckles, fingers, elbows, knees, and any area with broken skin.
Clotted blood vessels are often visible in common warts as small, darkened spots. These are known as seed warts
The Carbon Dioxide Laser (CO2 Laser) is a laser treatment to solve the problems of hyperkeratosis, and removes moles, nevus, acrochordon, seborrheic keratosis and warts. It can penetrate to deeper layer of skin than the traditional removal technology, and affectively clears unwanted skin tissues such as moles, grease particles, sarcosomes and warts. The energy of the laser is absorbed by the moisture of the skin’s tissues. The excess skin tissues will be gasified gradually and discharged effectively.
- Removes moles, nevus, acrochordon, seborrheic keratosis and warts
- Clears away melanocytes
- Solves the problem of polyps
After The Procedure Leser Co2
After the treatment, you may notice that the area appears somewhat reddish. A scab will form where the mole had been. This scab will eventually fall off after a couple of weeks. Several laser treatments may be required to remove the mole completely.
The newly-grown skin under the mole will be very raw, tender, and sensitive. Sun exposure will prove harmful, especially at this point. You should avoid going under the sun during this stage. If this is totally unavoidable, make sure that you apply sunscreen for at least a month and a half following laser mole removal.
If you're not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering.
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Benefits of laser hair removal include:
Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Completely getting rid of undesirable hair in certain areas of your body can be quite rewarding and it can certainly boost your self-esteem. Laser hair removal eventually eliminates the need for plucking, shaving or waxing. The common body area where this treatment procedure is done includes armpits, bikini line, upper lip, and legs. Although this treatment procedure is possible in almost all parts of the body, the eyelid area is one exemption.
In choosing the right doctor for your procedure, you have to take note of the following:
1. A doctor who specializes in dermatology or cosmetic surgery and has experience with laser hair removal.
2. If a physician assistant or a licensed nurse will execute the procedure, make sure that your doctor is available on-site for supervision.
Before your actual treatment procedure, you have to schedule a consultation with your chosen doctor. During your consultation, costs, expected results, and possible risks will be discussed with you. Furthermore, your doctor will also review your medical history and determine whether this procedure is the appropriate treatment for you. You may also be advised to do the following before your scheduled day:
1. Avoid sun exposure, typically 6 weeks before your treatment and use sunscreen daily.
2. Lighten your skin. Your doctor might also prescribe a skin bleaching cream to lighten your skin if you have a darker skin complexion.
3. Avoid plucking, waxing electrolysis 4 weeks before your treatment. These other methods of hair removal might disturb your hair follicle.
4. Avoid blood-thinning medications like aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs.
5. Shaving and trimming are recommended a day before your treatment procedure. It gets rid of the hair above the skin that can be burned but at the same time, it leaves the hair shaft intact below the surface.
For the first two days, it may seem like the treated area was sunburned. Applying a cool compress and moisturizer will help you with your discomfort. If your face was treated, you will not be allowed to wear makeup if your skin is blistering.
It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to see any difference. You may schedule your next treatment after 4 or 6 weeks. Note that you need to continuously undergo the treatment until your hair stops growing; this may take 8 to 12 treatments before acquiring full results.
The heat from the laser will stay in your skin for 24 hours so you need to avoid the gym, sauna, or even taking a hot shower. Doing so will increase the risk of bacteria multiplying and giving you spots. Strictly avoiding the sun before and after your procedure is essential, it is also recommended for you to avoid chemical peels for 2 weeks after your procedure.
Over 90% of laser hair removal patients have been reported to have permanent hair loss after an average of 3 to 6 sessions. The treatment, however, is not recommended for eyelids, eyebrows or its surrounding areas due to the possibility of severe eye injury.
On a very rare occasion, this treatment may also cause blistering, crusting, scarring or changes in your skin texture. Graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth on darker skin may also occur as side effects. The most common side effects are skin irritation and pigment changes. All these risks of side effects will vary on your skin type, hair color, treatment plan and your adherence to pre-treatment and post-treatment care.
Alternatives to Laser Hair Removal
Not everyone is a good candidate for laser hair removal, especially if you have darker skin or fairer hair. But the good news is that there are alternatives to this procedure:
Electrolysis - This is actually the closest procedure for laser hair removal. Instead of making use of intensive light, a radio frequency will be used to destroy your hair follicle. You may be required to undergo at least 15 to 30 sessions to achieve your ideal result.
IV Drips: Skin-Lightening, Vitamin B12, & Slim Boosting
Intravenous (IV) Injections is a method to deliver formulas directly into the body through the veins to provide patients with instant results and improvements to the skin and body. Our IV treatments come in three different formulas to meet all your beauty concerns, we provide “Whitening drips”, “Vitamin drips”, and “Slim Boosting drips”
Glutathione for skin whitening effects
Glutathione is a potent and powerful antioxidant that has multiple anti-aging benefits including glowing skin, lighter skin, removal of blemishes, improved acne symptoms, improved skin quality, collagen production and more. It is found that increase glutathione interacts with melanin production, the main pigment resulting in pigmentation of the skin and darker skin tone. Melanocytes convert an amino acid called tyrosine into melanin using an enzyme called tyrosinase. Glutathione inhibits tyrosinase glycosylation and thus blocks the production of melanin and skin pigmentation.
Our bodies naturally produce glutathione but oral consumption of glutathione pills or tablets have not been found to dramatically increase glutathione levels in our bodies. IV Glutathione therapy for skin lightening usually involves weekly intravenous administration of glutathione ranging from eight to ten sessions for desired results. Every person is different and has a different skin tone and skin pigmentation and thus results and treatment required varies.
IV Glutathione and IV Vitamin C for skin whitening
Numerous articles and publications have shown the health benefits of vitamin c for the body and skin specifically. Vitamin C also inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase and thus also decreases the production of melanin. IV therapy for skin lightening can combine vitamin c with glutathione for a more potent skin whitening effect. Besides vitamin c and skin whitening effects, vitamin c helps repair damaged skin, helps collagen production, fights redness and inflammation, increases the elasticity of the skin, resulting in younger and more youthful skin and appearance. As mentioned glutathione has many health benefits including supporting the central nervous system, eliminating toxins from the body, detoxifying the body, improving liver function, improving respiratory conditions and more.
Benefits of Skin Lightening IV
Skin lightening IV uses “glutathione” to detoxify and augment cellular health. The procedure helps lighten and reinvigorate skin using the powerful antioxidant in a controlled manner. Glutathione is administered directly into the target area(s) to maximize absorption.
A patient’s skin color is reliant on the generation of melanin. Skin lightening IV helps control and inhibits the production of melanin. Without this nutrient, the skin will continue to darken, as the concentration of pigmentation remains heightened. Melanin is produced by melanocytes and has to be managed to lighten the skin effectively. This treatment assists patients in doing so and lightens the skin.
Benefits of Skin Lightening IV include:
- Lighter Skin
- Increased Production of Collagen
- Elimination of Skin Blemishes
- Removal of Acne
- Reduction of Wrinkles or Fine Lines
- Enhanced Appearance and Texture of Skin
- Improved Skin Elasticity (Collagen Production)
Patients will see a noticeable change in the skin’s condition post-procedure, as the treatment is exceedingly resourceful. The specialist will help determine the skin’s response to the treatment before cultivating a seamless recovery plan.
A patient can expect to see results within a few weeks of their first session. The skin will begin to lighten, glow, and appear healthier. For patients with acne (active or scars), a noticeable change will appear as everything clears up. Remember, Skin Lightening IV is an internal treatment and will work as the nutrients empower your body.
All treatments are customized based on the patient’s pre-procedure expectations. The specialist will determine the patient’s goals and set up a plan to line up with those expectations. Skin Lightening IV is a resourceful solution and will not lead to inefficient results. The results will be easy to the eye and will not give off a bleached appearance from any angle. The specialists are refined professionals with years of experience ensuring your results are subtle but beautiful.
IV treatment requires intravenous treatments with multiple 30-minute sessions. These sessions are performed based on the patient’s requirements and goals. In general, Skin lightening IV of 10 sessions will help lighten the skin by 1-3 shades. Vitamin drips and Slim boosting drips will have apparent results in 1 -5 treatments. We recommend all patients to continuously engage in IV injections for the maximal results. Once again, these results may vary and it’s important to speak to a specialist about your specific case.
Longevity of Results
The results will vary but most will notice a changes for at least a year or permanently. Some will see results different from this period depending on the responses of their skin and body.
To maintain results, it’s recommended to visit the clinic and receive additional treatment at least once a month for optimal results and value.
For patients who smoke, drink alcohol, or have a poor diet, it’s important to maintain a regular treatment schedule for suitable results. A specialist will help pinpoint the best plan for your needs.
To begin treatment with our leading clinic, please call in and book your consultation as soon as possible. The no-obligation consultation is a one-step solution for all your beauty concerns. Let this clinic guide you towards fresher, healthier skin.