Meaning of Moles on the Face

Updated on 14 May 2009,
Published on 23 Dec 2008

The presence of moles on the face, if you look up the Chinese translation for face reading, would indicate variable meanings. It will throw some light on the personality of the person. However, none is sure of how accurate the interpretations are. Here, let us take a look at the moles from a different perspective instead of following the Chinese interpretation.

A mole is usually seen as a colored spot on the face which for some add to their beauty and for some is a cause of great anxiety. Only a physician can determine through medical examinations if the mole should not be a cause of worry. Through this article, we will discuss about the moles on the face.

Moles are a pigmented spot that occurs on the outer layer of the skin. They occur in various shapes, colors and sizes. It can be round, oval, flat or raised and they sometimes appear in clusters and sometimes singly. The color of the moles ranges from pinkish flesh tones to yellow, dark blue or black. But most commonly moles are brown colored. Moles on the cheek were usually considered as a beauty mark however, not all moles connote beauty marks, some of them may be rather dangerous and risk cancer. There is no specific area on the body for the moles to develop; it can develop in any part of the body.

There are some spots on the face which may be cancerous and the most deadly is the melanoma. And in order to determine whether a mole is at risk for developing melanoma there are some basic guidelines. It is important to know the warning signs of melanoma for early diagnosis. Following are the ABCDE of melanoma which you should be aware of:

1) A stands for Asymmetry: These moles do not look the same. One half of the mole is different from the other half of the same mole.

2) B stands for Border: The mole would be a cause of worry if the border is irregular, scalloped or poorly defined.

3) C stands for color: Always check the color of the mole. If the mole has varied colors, for instance, if the mole has shades of black, brown, red, blue etc. then it may be worrisome.

4) D stands for diameter. Those moles which are bigger and have a large diameter are dangerous. For instance, those moles whose diameter is more than 6 mm, then it is a cause of worry.

5) E stands for elevation or evolution: The mole that changes its color, size and shapes should be properly evaluated. Also, those moles which have different elevations above the skin should also be properly scrutinized.

Moles have their own growing pattern and the life cycle of a mole is about 50 years. Some moles continue to grow with age and tend to become darker while some moles remain the same. In some cases, moles fade away and disappear. There are some moles which are present since and are referred to as congenital nevi. These moles grow with the person but they are not dangerous.

And if you want to get rid of these moles, then there are various methods for mole removal like surgical methods, but not everyone is interested in surgeries as they cost you a lot and are not free from side effects. So, its better to go for home remedies for mole removal as they are quite cheap and moreover, they do not have such dangerous side effects. But, either you go for surgery or home remedies, a doctor's advice is a must.

After all, its a matter of your self-confidence for whole life.

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