The appearance of small red dots on the skin that look like moles can certainly cause concern. Nevertheless, unpleasant outwardly these formations are in most cases harmless. This so-called senile angiomas are also known as Campbell de Morgan spots.
These skin lesions can appear anywhere on the body, but most often on the body. Affect both men and women. The most common age is after 30 years. But they can also form in younger people.
Aging angiomas usually appear in the form of very small red dots( 0.1 mm) and almost flat. Nevertheless, over time they often grow to one or two millimeters in diameter, and sometimes even more than a centimeter. Also, while increasing in thickness, getting a rounded shape in the form of a dome.
Many people have the appearance throughout the life of such red dots are often alarming. After all, for us the most familiar are dark brown or black dots and hillocks on the skin, and the formation of red ones may seem at first sight a terrible phenomenon. However, this color does not mean that it is cancer. Potentially malignant birthmark from benign is distinguished by color, size and shape. So the reds are in most cases benign. This is just a common symptom of skin aging.
- 1 How to make sure it is not cancer?
- 2 Treatment of red moles on the skin
- 3 Prevention of the appearance of
- 4 Photo of
How to make sure it is not cancer?
Although most red moles are harmless, and the only problem caused is the possible discomfort due to their size or location. However, this does not mean that you can absolutely not watch them. Monthly self-examination will help to be aware of changes in the size, location and color of all birthmarks on the body. In order to prevent the development of skin cancer, you should always monitor your birthmarks and consult a doctor if they start to meet one of the following criteria:
Asymmetry. Moles, in which the sides differ in size, are called asymmetric. Such formations should always be taken into account. If you imagine a line through the center of a birthmark, and both halves are of different sizes, you need to show it to a specialist.
Borders. Malignant moles have uneven borders with notches.
Color. Birthmarks vary greatly in color. As a rule, they are darker, the higher the risk of malignancy. It is necessary to observe the shade. If such formations on the skin darken with time, then they should be checked.
Size. Finally, the diameter may indicate malignancy. Most benign moles are no more than a pencil eraser. If the formation is larger than this size, or continues to grow - it's time to see a doctor.
Treatment of red moles on the skin
If you have any doubts during the observation, you should consult a doctor. Any birthmark that suddenly began to bleed, ooze or cause pain is a serious reason for this, regardless of color or size. At occurrence of any fears it is necessary to show it to the expert and to delete, if he so will recommend.
Even if it is not skin cancer, you can, if necessary, remove the red dots or tubercles that appear for cosmetic purposes. Dermatologists usually have the opportunity to perform in their office a procedure for removal under local anesthesia. After this, the doctor usually orders a separate biopsy of the separated tissues in the laboratory to make sure that the formation is of good quality.
Prevent the appearance of
Skin can drastically change with age. Although nothing can turn back time and prevent small changes, such as red dots on the body, preventing further occurrence is always worth a try. To do this, you need to maintain the necessary balance of fluid in the body, exercise daily to improve blood circulation, and replenish the lost skin moisture with night creams or lotions.