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You may opt for removing a mole for cosmetic reasons- if it is unattractive or bothersome. The procedure used to remove your moles takes only a short time. The mole is usually removed and examined to confirm that it is normal.

• The procedure for removing a mole is usually a simple outpatient process.
• The recovery time depends on the size of the mole and the removal method. It normally ranges from two to four weeks.

Most moles are harmless. It is a good practice to check your skin every few months for any new moles that develop or any changes to existing moles. A helpful way to remember what to look out for is to use the ABCDE method:

 A – asymmetry
 B – border irregularity
 C – color change
 D – diameter
 E – elevated (raised) or enlarged
(Source: NHS Choices)

If you notice any of the above in your mole, it is advisable to consult your dermatologist for Mole removal Abu Dhabi-AECMC.

A glimpse through the journey of perception about moles:

• In traditional Chinese culture, mole-reading known as moleomancy predicted fortunes.

• In certain areas of medieval Europe, moles were considered a sign of evil.

• The mole was considered to be a symbol of fashion in France during the 17th century.

• The goddess Venus was believed to have had a mole. This slight imperfection on an otherwise perfect body made her appear even more beautiful.

• In Britain, wealthy women used fake moles to show off their pale skin. Pale skin was perceived as a symbol of luxury, indicating a life without hardships. Under the reign of Queen Victoria, a mole was considered to be a mark of disgrace according to noted author Madeleine Marsh in his work-‘The Compacts and Cosmetics’.

• Marilyn Monroe used makeup to highlight her beauty mark. A mole was part of her inherent beauty appeal.

• Today the mole is once again considered a flaw especially in the unforgiving world of fashion where both men and women are expected to be flawless. Moles or flaws are usually Photo shopped out to enhance the beauty of an image.

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