Here you can find out which moles should ideally be checked by a doctor, which are generally suitable for removal with LeaLea cream and which you should never treat with LeaLea.

What is a mole?

Moles are also called nevi. They are skin symptoms that occur in different layers of the skin and each person has some. Many people perceive moles as a dark brown point. In reality, however, they have a wide spectrum of appearance.

Sometimes moles on women’s cheeks are perceived as modern and even referred to as “beauty spots”. However, not all are so beautiful. Moles can be very unsightly, for example if they protrude. Dark hair can sprout out, or a tumor may develop!

Moles can occur anywhere on the skin. They are usually brown, of various sizes and may have different shapes.

Most moles occur during the first 20 years of life, although some appear later in life Intense sunbathing can darken existing moles and increase their number.

Types of moles

Approx. 1-3% of all babies have one or more moles at birth. These are called nevi, birthmarks, or moles.

Types of moles:

  • Connected moles are usually brown and flat or slightly raised.
  • Composite moles, which are slightly elevated, range in color from flesh-colored to dark brown, and include pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in both the upper and lower layers of the skin (epidermis and dermis).
  • Skin blemishes, ranging from flesh-colored to brown are elevated, most commonly on the upper half of the body and may contain hair.
  • Sebaceous moles are produced by overactive sebaceous glands. These are yellow and rough-grained. These are yellow and rough-grained.
  • Blue molesare slightly raised, stained by pigments deep in the skin and most commonly occur on women’s heads, necks and arms.

Risks of moles

  • Moles are the most common tumor in humans.
  • Each person has about 15-20 moles.
  • Moles occur in different morphological types.
  • Moles can develop into melanoma or malignant skin cancer.
  • A “regrowth” of moles is typical in a melanome!

These 3 types of moles are most likely to develop into a malignant tumor!

1. Atypical moles

Most moles are benign. Atypical moles (dysplastic nevi) can becomemalignant melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer. These are usually hereditary. Most are larger than a pencil eraser, shape and pigmentation are irregular.

2. Congenital moles

Congenital moles are more likely to cause cancer than those that develop later.

3. Maligna Lentigo

Maligna Lentigo (melanotic patch of Hutchinson), which occurs most commonly in the face and after 50, first appears as a shallow point containing two or more skin-colored tints. It gradually gets bigger and darker. It gradually gets bigger and darker.

These 3 types of moles have the greatest chance of developing into a malignant tumor!

Moles that you can expect to develop into a cancerous ulcer:

  • with spontaneous ulceration or bleeding
  • those with symptoms such as pain and itching
  • congenital and giant nevi, birthmarks or moles
  • which change in shape and size
  • with the unexplained, inflammatory changes
  • Enter in the branch and compound moles / moles

Birthmarks/moles suggesting a suspected cancer should, as a precaution, be examined by a doctor and a laboratory or biopsied.

On which birthmarks and moles should LeaLea NOT be used?

LeaLea should not be used on birthmarks and moles larger than 2 cm and they should in any case not contain any pitch black parts, because skin cancer is suspected here. In any case, consult your doctor or dermatologist here. Furthermore LeaLea should not be used for seborrheic keratoses / old warts, blood sponges, fire marks or wolf marks. If you are not sure, then go to a trusted dermatologist here as well.

Here you will find an overview in detail:

Not applicable: Seborrheic keratoses / age warts

Please note: Sometimes seborrheic keratoses are confused with moles or birthmarks. LeaLea is NOT suitable for the removal of seborrheic keratoses. This type of skin change is very likely to come back after use.

Seborrheic keratoses (SK) are the most common skin lesions. Although the exact cause of SK is unknown, they tend to be  at  areas exposed to the sun in the elderly  to develop. Some patients can develop dozens of them, most commonly im  Face, on the neck and trunk. Typically, SKs have sharp boundaries, a brown-black color and a “stuck on” appearance or else  a  wart-like  or smooth appearance. Occasionally the surface may flake, especially if it has become irritated or if it begins to ooze  or to bleed. Irritated or irregularly shaped SKs can be mistaken for skin cancer or melanoma. Because they are entirely superficial, they can be removed by a variety of procedures with little or no scarring.

Not applicable: blood sponges

Blood sponges  (cavernous hemangiomas) often appear as reddish ones  Skin marks. They consist of dilated blood vessels, are often congenital or develop in the first few weeks of life, but are neither hereditary nor contagious. They are among the most common benign growths (tumors). Blood sponges can form anywhere where blood vessels appear. LeaLea is NOT suitable for use on blood sponges , as there is an increased risk of inflammation here. Other treatments are better suited for removing these types of tumors.

Not applicable: Purgative / fire marks

A fire mark is a benign skin lesion with reddish to red-purple color. It is a congenital malformation of the fine blood vessels of the skin, which are dilated and become thicker and darker over time and can form small nodules. LeaLea is NOT suitable for use on fire marks, as there is an increased risk of inflammation here.

Not applicable: pitch black moles

Pitch black birthmarks and moles should definitely be examined by a dermatologist, because the color is currently the most reliable indicator for hazard classification. Skin cancer is suspected here. LeaLea is therefore NOT suitable for use on pitch-black moles / moles or moles / moles with black parts .

Not applicable: Moles larger than 2 cm

Should more than 20 birthmarks or moles in one place or r moles / moles that are too large (larger than 2 cm) occur at you, then guess so do we from treatment with LeaLea cream . The risk of treatment increases too drastically, but not only when using LeaLea cream, but also with other common treatment methods. If it is a benign skin lesion, we would recommend that you do not treat the birthmark or mole in any way.

On which moles can LeaLea be used?

LeaLea is generally suitable for use with the following benign moles and moles:

  • light or darker, if not black
  • pink, light brown or dark brown
  • small or large
  • flat or raised
  • shaped or misshapen
  • on (hairy) legs
  • on (hairy) arms
  • on the back
  • on the stomach
  • on neck
  • on the face (also in the eyebrows or on the nose)
  • on the scalp

Light and or pink moles

Brown or dark moles

Small and / or flat moles

Large and / or raised moles (smaller than 3/4 inch / 2 cm)

Misshapen moles

Moles on the neck

Moles in the beard

Moles on the face or forehead

If you want to perform a removal on the face or on the head, then some application experience is an advantage. We therefore recommend that you do NOT apply it to the face for the first time, but instead treat another mole or mole on the arms, legs, stomach or back. This will give you confidence in the application and see whether you are satisfied with the results. Only when everything has gone to your satisfaction and you feel confident in handling the LeaLea cream, apply it to your face.