Red Moles Are Called Animas:
As we age, more and more “age-related diseases” appear. In addition, after the thirtieth year of life, more and more moles may appear on the skin. Have you noticed a bright red spot on your skin in addition to the brown moles? We call it an animal. There is a way to get rid of those red moles. Here’s how dermatologists explain it.
What Are Animals?:
They look like bright red birthmarks, but they are growths of blood vessels. No one knows precisely what causes it, but it appears to be genetic. If your mom or dad has them, there’s a good chance they’ll show up on your skin in years to come. Red spots are not dangerous, and therefore there is no medical reason to have them removed. However, it is wise to have animals examined by a dermatologist, explains Moths surgeon Anthony Rossi: “We generally think of melanoma as a black and dark birthmark, but there are other types of skin cancer. Like animas or Merkel cell carcinomas that look like little red spots”.
Dermatologists Vs. Beauticians:
Whether or not you want to remove an animal, your dermatologist can examine this area – as well as other areas of the body – for signs of cancer. That’s why it’s essential to see a dermatologist rather than an aesthetician, who has no medical training, says dermatologist Ivy Lee. The beautician can remove the spots but cannot test for the presence of malignant tumors.
Can I Remove Them Myself?:
Once you know that the anima on your skin is harmless and not cancer, it may be tempting to remove the red birthmark at home. This is a bad idea, as the self method can leave a scar. Animas is made up of blood vessels, so sometimes, a normal-looking spot keeps bleeding. “In some cases, people will have to go to the emergency room to stop the bleeding,” Dr. Lee said. “It can be much more expensive than having it treated by a specialist. “
Treatment From A Dermatologist:
For small animals, a dermatologist may use a device called a Hyfrecator®. “It’s actually a very fine needle that provides a bit of heat and electricity to seal the blood vessels,” says Dr. Lee. A numbing cream is first applied to the skin, but the treatment can still hurt a bit afterward.
For larger areas, it is possible to apply laser treatment directed to specific blood vessels. “It’s pretty cool – you can see them darken, then shrivel up and shrink,” says Dr. Rossi. This option is also less painful than the needle, says Dr. Lee. Each laser prick looks a bit like the prick of a rubber band. Laser treatments can be expensive, so you can also have a dermatologist scrape the anima with a scalpel.
If you’re not comfortable with lasers and planning, consider freezing the stain through cry therapy. Note that the equipment for freezing animas is less precise. It may leave a dark or light spot on the skin. Dr. Lee only recommends it to patients with very fair skin, where the white site is less noticeable. And don’t worry if these treatments don’t seem worth it. “I want to reassure people that these red moles are benign and should only be treated if you open them,” Dr. Lee said.