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Mole Removal with Jett Plasma.
Jett Plasma Pen is a safe and effective way to remove non risk moles.
We advise that all moles and other skin pigmentations should be looked at by a GP or dermatologist before treatment or removal.
We would work from the top of the mole with controlled scanning and wiping away the carbonised skin until we reached skin level.
The Jett Plasma Pens unique scanning mode allows us to remove moles safely in a controlled way and if the aftercare is followed, the risks of scarring are very low, however with all mole removal there is a minor chance of scarring.
All protocol’s and procedures for mole removal with Jett Medical Plasma have been written by qualified dermatologist. This will be within your level 4 plasma qualification.
Due to our Patented DC device Jett Plasma is the safest plasma device on the market to treat moles and other skin conditions.
Our patented Direct current technology is what allows us to be the only Plasma device to offer controlled scanning. All others offer an unstable plasma shower which cannot be controlled in the same way.
What is a Mole?
A mole or nevus is a dark, raised spot on our skin comprised of skin cells that have grown in a group rather than individually. These cells are called melanocytes and are responsible for producing melanin, the pigment (colour) in our skin.
Most moles and birthmarks appear within the first 20 years of our lives and are usually not dangerous. However those that appear later on in life present a higher risk of developing into abnormal moles or melanoma skin cancer.
Moles can form from sun exposure, but we are also born with them, inheriting them genetically. Although number of moles varies from person to person, fair skinned people generally have more moles due to lower amounts of melanin in their skin, and the average adult has between 10 and 40 moles. Moles can even come and go with hormonal changes such as pregnancy or puberty.
Types of moles
Not all moles are created equal. Here’s a quick guide to mole types and what they mean for our skin. It’s good to note that moles are categorized by multiple factors, including when they developed, where they are located in the skin and if they exhibit typical or atypical symptoms. That means moles are often described by multiple classifications. For instance, you can have a common acquired junctional nevus or an atypical congenital nevus.
A common mole is one that is usually about 5-6 mm in diameter, has distinct edges, a smooth, dome-like surface and even pigmentation. These moles are usually found on skin regularly exposed to the sun and have the potential to turn into skin cancer, but it is a rare occurrence.
For a lot of clients they are unsightly and in an area that they feel is unattractive. With the Jett plasma, the treatment of common moles is simplistic and very effective.
Atypical moles, or dysplastic nevi, are moles that exhibit irregular symptoms. They usually have fuzzy or blurry borders, are varied in colour, larger than most moles and have both flat and raised components. While dysplastic nevi share a lot of the same signs of pre-cancerous or cancerous moles, most dysplastic nevi are benign. However, a person with many dysplastic nevi is at an increased risk for skin cancer. The more dysplastic nevi a person has a higher the risk. Regular self-examinations are important to detect changes in these types of moles.
Mole types by time
Congenital moles, also known as congenital nevi, are moles that are present at birth. They are caused by melanocyte cells in the dermis (middle layer of skin), epidermis (outer layer of skin), or both. These types of moles can range in size and are sometimes referred to as birthmarks. Congenital nevi can be at risk of developing into melanoma later in life and should be monitored as you enter adolescence and adulthood.
Acquired moles are moles that appear during childhood and adulthood. Most of these moles are benign and pose no risk, although sometimes they can turn into cancerous moles with age. This is the most common type of mole, and it is usually caused by repeated sun exposure.
Mole types by location
Junctional Melanocytic Nevi
Junctional melanocytic nevi are moles that occur from an accumulation of melanocytes where the dermis and epidermis meet. These moles are typically slightly raised with regular borders and dark pigmentation, although they can range in colour from tan to dark brown. People normally acquire these moles in childhood to early adulthood, because, as we age, it is common for melanocytes to migrate down to deeper layers of the skin.
Intradermal nevi are flesh colour moles that often blend in with your surrounding skin. Their pigmentation is not as dark as junctional melanocytic nevi because they are located in the dermis, or the middle layer of your skin. These moles usually develop in late childhood or throughout adulthood and are very common and usually benign.
Compound nevi show signs of both intradermal and junctional nevi, with melanocyte cells located in the dermis and dermo-epidermis junction. These moles usually have a central raised area with flat areas around the edges. They usually have distinct borders and even pigmentation.
Other mole types to note
Halo nevi are raised moles that have a ring of skin around them that has lost pigmentation due to inflammatory infiltrating cells. Doctors are still trying to understand why this reaction occurs, but if diagnosed properly, these moles are benign and require no treatment unless for cosmetic reasons.
A Guide to of how to know if your mole is safe (always ask for GP advice before treatment)
Moles that are considered “safe”, or not at risk for cancer, generally have a few common features.
They usually resemble common moles and have:
- Neat edges,
- A smooth or dome-like shape,
- They are around ¼ inch (6 mm) in diameter
- And stay the same shape, size or colour over time.
It’s important to take a quick inventory of the moles on your body so that you can recognize any changes that may occur over time. Understanding what’s normal for your body is the key for catching early skin cancer symptoms and prevention.