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What Causes Skin Lesions?

What causes moles?

Moles occur when cells in the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. They’re known as melanocytes, and they make the pigment that gives the skin its natural colour. Moles might darken after sun exposure, during teens and pregnancy.

Is there a cause of lentigines?

Exposure to the sun is a major cause of lentigines. They tend to appear most commonly on parts of the body that get the most sun, including the face and hands. Sometimes they can be caused by genetics or medical procedures such as radiation therapy.

What causes freckles?

Causes of freckles include genetics, diseases (such as xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare disease that causes an increased sensitivity to ultraviolet light, such as such), and sun exposure.

Is there a cause of seborrheic keratoses?

The cause of this is unknown, they seem to develop in individuals getting older and do not lead to skin cancer.

Management and Treatment

How to treat moles?

Our specialist will carry out a consultation here at the Clinic and will co-develop a treatment plan if they believe that the mole needs to be further evaluated or entirely removed. Mr. Al Ghazal will take a biopsy of the mole which is then sent to our partner laboratory for analysis. This is a simple procedure carried out at the Clinic.

If the mole is found to be cancerous, Mr. Al Ghazal will remove the entire mole by cutting out the entire mole and a rim of normal skin around this and stitching the wound closed.

If you wanted a mole removed for aesthetic reasons alone, this is not a problem and can be done at the Clinic.

How are skin tags treated?

There are a few methods Mr. Al Ghazal uses to remove skin tags y cutting it off with a scalpel and scissors.

Is there a treatment for freckles?

Freckles are almost always harmless, there really is no need for these to be treated. As with many skin conditions, it’s always best to be careful in avoiding the sun and using sun cream as much as possible.

This is very important because people who freckle easily are more likely to develop skin cancer.

How are seborrheic keratoses treated?

This skin lesion is benign and are not contagious. Therefore, no treatment is required for them.

If you decide to have seborrheic keratoses removed due to aesthetic reasonings, or because they are chronically irritated, then there are a few methods including cryotherapy and shaving excision.

Prevention

Can lentigines be prevented?

The most successful way to prevent lentigines is to stay out of the sun as much as possible. Use sun cream when outdoors and avoid using tanning beds to get a suntan.

Can seborrheic keratoses be prevented?

Unfortunately, this is something that cannot be prevented.

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