Skin Moles

What are Skin Moles?

Skin moles are non-cancerous skin growths made up of cells (melanocytes or nevus cells) that produce color (pigment). Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most skin moles appear during the first 20 years of a person’s life. Some may not appear until later in life.

  • Moles are usually brown in color, but they can be blue, black, or flesh-colored.
  • Size and shape may vary.
  • During the teen years and pregnancy, moles tend to become darker and larger, and new ones may appear.
  • Some moles may contain hairs, stay smooth, become raised or wrinkled, or fall off in old age.

Although most skin moles are harmless, they can become cancerous. Majority of skin moles are benign. To safeguard whether a skin moles are cancerous moles, it would be in your best interest to seek an evaluation from a dermatologist. Cancerous moles have abnormal surfaces on them. A surface of the skin that is scaling, flaking, oozing liquid, bleeding, has an open sore that wont heal are all possible links to cancerous moles. They can all be itchy, tender to the touch and painful. The skin mole can also have abnormally colored skin around it.

Mole removal different options.
There are different options today regarding mole removal. Dermatologists today do a surgical procedure for mole removal. The charge for this procedure can average a hundred dollars per mole. There are topical products on the market today that promote a natural mole remove treatment. Some of these products claim beneficial results without being subjected to invasive surgery. Using a topical application of a natural mole remove treatment is another alternative. If opting for the surgical procedure, there can be risk of damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. Perhaps an incision can lead to a scar larger than the mole itself!


Dr. Nisreen explains what skins moles are and how you can get rid of moles on your skin. There are different types of skin moles. Learn when moles can become cancerous.