Moles are harmless skin growths that may be flat or protruding. They vary in color from pink flesh tones to dark brown or black. Everyone has moles; some of us have a lot, others have only a few. Rarely a mole can become cancerous. If you have a mole which is marching out of step with your other moles, you should have it checked immediately by your doctor.
The number of moles depends on our genes. Moles sometimes appear in "crops," especially during the early teens, and no one really knows why we get moles.
Pregnancy can cause moles, to get bigger, but if one is getting bigger faster then the others, have it checked by your doctor.
Most moles are harmless and safe to ignore, but if you would like to try and get rid of them, there are some ways out there. Treating a mole for cosmetic reasons is a simple procedure. After numbing the skin, the projecting part of the mole is removed with scissors or a scalpel, and the wound heals to leave a flat mole, with the color generally staying the same. Complete destruction of a mole requires removing the full thickness of skin. The resulting scar may be more noticeable than the mole was. Moles sometimes grow annoying coarse hair, and it may be safely removed by shaving or plucking. Permanent removal of the hair, which has roots deep within the skin, requires electrolysis or complete surgical removal of the mole.
In any case, it is recommended that the mole is removed professionally by a physician.
A mole that bleeds, itches, markedly changes color, has an unusual appearance, or changes in any way should be checked by your doctor immediately.
Monday, March 8, 2010
It turns out that the Brazilian wax is aparently outdated in 2009, and there’s a new fangled movement towards going “completely bare with flair”, otherwise known as “Vajazzling”. Recently, on the George Lopez Show, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt gushed about "vajazzling," a new trend in ladies' intimate fashion that involves rounding out a brazilan bikini wax with the decorative application of Swarovski crystals. The procedure, which is offered in certain spas in New York City for about $115, including the cost of the bikini wax and your choice of crystal design, takes about 45 minutes. The decoration is applied to the freshly waxed skin using an adhesive on the back of the crystals—which are applied in a large pattern or, in the case of certain detailed designs, are also individually hand-placed—and the glitzy result is supposed to last about five days.