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moles and milia

Moles and milia

Moles are concentrations of pigment producing cells (melanocytes) in your skin and are very common. Most people will have one or more moles and fair-skinned individuals tend to have more of them. Moles are thought to be formed due to an interaction of genetic factors and in most cases, sun damage.

 

The medical term for them is naevus and it comes from the Latin word for birthmark. Most moles are harmless and requests for removal are largely cosmetic in nature. However, if there are changes in growth, colour or shape, or if pain occurs, further evaluation is recommended in case of possible malignancy.

 

Milia are small cyst-like lesions that are usually white or yellow. They are found under the skin and are typically 1-2mm in size. They form when dead skin cells or keratin become trapped under the skin. Milia can be found most commonly on the face as well as around the eyelids and cheeks, although they can occur anywhere. Milia can also develop if the skin loses its natural ability to exfoliate which can happen as a result of aging.

 

If you have concerns regarding moles and milia, call the clinic @ 67329989 to schedule a non-obligatory consultation.

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