Types of Pigmentation – Flat Moles

September 19, 2010

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Flat moles are referred to as dark mole spots which are not raised on the skin, they are often confused with other types of skin pigmentation.  They can appear anywhere on the skin and can come in varying colours of brown , pink or tan. Majority of moles found on skin are flat in shape and they come in even colours and regular shapes. It is generally believed that flat moles can be easily removed than raised moles, and with a fade cream , the appearance of a flat mole can be lessen and with time may even fade away completely if it is not a Malign tissue formation.  Flat moles are so called because they do not protrude out of the skin unlike raised moles. Just like other types of moles, flat moles can also get darker especially when left untreated .

Aside the use of fading creams, flat moles and other similar types of pigmentation can also be removed through a number of other processes. Flat moles are characterized with a regular shape and pigmentation type, the regularity of the shape and size of these kinds of moles may sometime extend beyond their original position especially when flat moles are left untreated. In most cases flat moles do not change to malign except they become more pronounced and raised. Flat moles could be congenital or acquired in nature. A congenital flat mole is also referred to as Congenital nevus, it is a flat mole which appears on the body of an infant or new born. It is believed that almost everyone has one or more moles especially at birth, these kind of flat moles can vary from small to large or giant size moles which can extend to around 20 centimeters and these large flat moles carry a higher risk of developing into melanoma

The typical mole is also referred to as Dysplastic nevi. This is the kind of flat mole can appear larger than average and can  also come with irregular shape. Many of these flat moles often come with a mixture of colours such as tan, brown , red and pink.  People with Dysplastic nevi are at higher risk of developing melanoma and they often run in the family. The acquired flat mole does not generally call for a huge concern, these are flat moles acquired at birth , people who have more than 50 of these moles may develop melanoma later in the future , hence it is ideal to check with a dermatologist.

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