Interesting facts about birthmarks

Almost all people over ten have pigmented moles. According to medicine, they are most often found on the face - when calculated for every hundred square centimeters of skin surface.

In infants, there are almost no point moles, but they appear already in the first years of life. Most likely, in newborns, dotted pigment spots are so small that they are difficult to notice. A large number of moles appear during puberty - under the influence of hormones. Barely noticeable spots begin to increase in size, color changes, up to black. The fact is that the formation of melanin pigment in the skin is strongly influenced by the melanotropic hormone of the pituitary gland. New moles often appear in pregnant women, while old ones change color and sometimes increase in size.

There is no place on the human body where a mole could not appear. Moles are not uncommon even on mucous membranes, in the mouth, on the tongue, in the vagina and in the anus. Moles on the mucous membranes are more common in women than in men.

Under the influence of external factors (ultraviolet radiation, mechanical damage - trauma or frequent rubbing), a pigmented mole can degenerate into melanoma - one of the most dangerous human malignant tumors. Doctors advise to monitor moles - if an increase or change in color is noted, or new moles appear, it is better to contact a medical institution.

Regardless of the number of moles on the body, people are at the same risk of developing melanoma. Only if there are a lot of moles on the body, then the risk increases that one of them may turn out to be malignant.

  • It is interesting that in the 17th-17th centuries in France, court ladies became fashionable for artificial moles - flies, which they glued to themselves on various parts of the face. Perhaps this is due to smallpox raging at that time. The women, in order to hide the pockmarks on their faces, began to cover them with flies.
  • The medieval Inquisition considered birthmarks as marks of the devil. People "rich" in birthmarks were burned at the stake as servants of Satan.
  • The more moles a woman has on her body, the more temperamental she is and the more often she has sex.
  • British scientists have concluded that the more moles a person has, the more likely their DNA has special anti-aging mechanisms. People with a large number of moles, although they are at serious risk of cancer, on the other hand, have the opportunity to live longer
  • The difference in biological age between the owners of 100 moles and no more than 25 is 6-7 years
  • A mole is called a nevus in Latin
  • There is a whole branch of fortune-telling and reading a person's character by moles on his body. It is very important which side of the body the mole is on. For men, "good" information appears on the right side, "evil" - on the left, for women, the opposite is true.
  • Usually children and parents have approximately the same number
  • A person is born practically without moles, 80-90% of them appear before the age of 25
  • At the age of forty, they begin to fade away, and by the age of eighty, they are practically nonexistent
  • Moles are usually irregular and may be due to a variety of factors: sun exposure, overheating, childbirth