Birthmarks/moles

Here you will learn which birthmarks/moles ideally should be controlled by a doctor, which are suitable for removal with the LeaLea cream, and which birthmarks/moles you should under no circumstances treat with the LeaLea.

What is a birthmark or mole?

Birthmarks are also called moles or nevi. They are skin symptoms that occur in different layers of the skin and each person has some. Many people perceive birthmarks/moles as a dark brown spot. IIn reality, however, they have a wide range of appearances.

Sometimes birthmarks/moles on women’s cheeks are perceived as modern and even referred to as “beauty spots”. However, not all of them are beautiful. Birthmarks or moles can be very unsightly, e.g. if they stand out. Dark hair can sprout out, or a tumor may develop!

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

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

Types of birthmarks/moles

Moles. Approximately 1-3% of all babies have one or more birthmarks/moles at birth. These are also called nevi, moles or liver spots.

Types of birthmarks/moles:

  • Connected birthmarks/moles are usually brown and flat or slightly raised.
  • Composite birthmarks and 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 birthmarks/moles are produced by overactive sebaceous glands. These are yellow and rough-grained.
  • Blue birthmarks/moles are slightly raised, stained by pigments deep in the skin and most commonly occur on women’s heads, necks and arms.

Risks of birthmarks and moles.

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

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

1. Atypical marks

Most birthmarks/moles are benign. Atypical birthmarks/moles (dysplastic nevi) can become malignant 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 birthmarks/moles.

Congenital birthmarks/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.

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

Birthmarks/moles that may be expected to develop into a cancer:

  • with spontaneous ulceration or bleeding
  • those with symptoms like pain and itching
  • congenital and giant nevi, moles or birthmarks
  • that change in shape and size
  • with the unexplained, inflammatory changes
  • in which branching occur, and composite moles/birthmarks

Birthmarks/moles suggesting a suspected cancer should, as a precaution, be examined in a laboratory (visit to a doctor) or biopsied.

Which birthmarks and lmoles should LeaLea NOT be used on?

LeaLea can be used on approximately 95% of all moles and lbirthmarks that are smaller than 2 cm and do not contain pitch-black parts. Because that may indicate skin cancer. In addition, LeaLea should not be used on seborrheic keratoses, sponges, stigmas or wolf-marks.

Find an overview in detail here:

Not suitable: seborrhoeic keratoses Please note: Sometimes seborrheic keratoses are mistaken for birthmarks / liver stains. LeaLea

Please note: Sometimes seborrheic keratoses are mistaken for birthmarks/moles. LeaLea is NOT suitable for the removal of seborrheic keratoses. This type of lesion is very likely to return after treatment.

Seborrheic keratoses (SK) are the most common skin lesions. Although the exact cause of SK is unknown, they tend to develop in sun-exposed areas in elderly patients. Some patients may develop dozens of them, most commonly on the face, neck and torso. Typically, SKs have sharp boundaries, a brown-black color and a “glued”-on appearance, or even a wart-like or smooth appearance. Occasionally, the surface may form dandruff, especially if it has been irritated or it starts to wet or bleed. Irritated or irregularly shaped SKs may be mistaken for skin cancer or melanoma. Because they are very superficial, they can be removed by a variety of procedures with little or no scarring.

Not suitable: Little bloody sponges

Bloody sponges (cavernous hemangiomas) often appear as reddish skin marks. They consist of dilated blood vessels, are often congenital or develop during the first weeks of life, but are neither hereditary nor contagious. They are among the most common, benign tumors (tumors). Wherever blood vessels occur, blood sponges can form. LeaLea is NOT suitable for use on sponges, as it increases the risk of inflammation. For the removal of this type of tumors, other treatments are better.

Not suitable: purgatives

A purgative is a benign skin change with reddish to red-violet color. It is a congenital malformation of the fine blood vessels of the skin, which are dilated and in the process become thicker and darker and can form small nodules. LeaLea is NOT suitable for use with stigmas, as it increases the risk of inflammation.

Not suitable: pitch black birthmarks/moles

Pitch black moles and liver spots should always be examined by a dermatologist, as the color is currently the most reliable indicator of hazard classification. Here skin cancer may be suspected. LeaLea is therefore NOT suitable for use on pitch black birthmarks/moles.

Not suitable: birthmarks/moles larger than 2 cm

If you have more than 20 birthmarks or moles in one spot, or if your birthmarks or moles are too large (larger than 2 cm) we advise against treating them with Lealea cream. The risk of treatment increases too drastically, not only in the case of use with the LeaLea cream, but also in other conventional treatment methods. If it is a benign lesion, we would recommend you not to treat the birthmark or the liver spot in any way.

For which birthmarks and liver spots is LeaLea IDEALLY suitable?

LeaLea is ideal for use with the following birthmarks and moles:

  • light or dark
  • pink, light brown or dark brown
  • small or large
  • flat or protruding
  • shaped or shapeless
  • on (hairy) legs
  • on (hairy) arms
  • on the back
  • on the stomach
  • on the neck
  • i in the face (also in the eyebrows or on the nose) a cream.
  • on the scalp

In the face and on the head application experience will be an advantage. For this reason, we recommend that your first application should not be on the face, but irather on another birthmark or liver spot on the arms, legs, abdomen or back. This will give you confidence in the application to see if you are satisfied with the results. Only when everything has worked out to your satisfaction and you feel confident in using the LeaLea cream should you apply the cream to the face.

IIdeally suited: Light and or pink birthmarks/moles.

Ideally suited brown and/or pink birthmarks/moles.

Ideally suited: Small and/or flat birthmarks/moles.

Ideally suited: large and/or protruding birthmarks/moles

Ideally suited: misshapen birthmarks/moles

Ideally suited: birthmarks/moles on the neck

Ideally suited: birthmarks/moles in the beard

Ideally suited: birthmarks/moles in the face or on the head.

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