Atomic Kitten’s Liz McLarnon has mole removal as a precaution
Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon has spoken about the dangers of sunbed use – especially for those with pale skin – after undergoing mole removal surgery.
The singer recently had surgery to remove one mole from her lip, with further sessions planned to remove eight more on her neck and body.
Though the mole removed was not dangerous, she admits that memories of using sunbeds as a teenager made her decide to remove all her moles for peace of mind.
She says she used tanning salons every so often as a “social thing” with friends, until at the age of 16, just after joining Atomic Kitten, somebody advised her “you’ve got moles, you shouldn’t ever go on sunbeds”.
She admits this was an eye-opener as she’d never realised the dangers before:
“I don’t think I would ever have thought twice about it if it hadn’t been pointed out to me, because I was used to having (moles) and I think you stop even noticing them. But after that I never went on them again.”
After years of keeping a close eye on her moles to make sure they weren’t changing in size, shape or colour, the singer decided to take the plunge and remove them to free herself from the worry.
“I have skin that is prone to moles, and I was always conscious of keeping an eye on them. But there are enough things in life to worry about so I decided I didn’t want to have to worry about my moles anymore”.
The moles will be removed at a clinic in her home town of Liverpool and sent off for analysis, which is a routine precaution after mole removal.
The star says she is now careful to protect her skin in the sun – and that of her friends:
“I’m always telling my friends to be careful – I go to parties and I’m the one with a bag big enough to get a bottle of sun lotion in. I go round lending people it and making sure they rub it on their ears!”
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