Moles represent a very common skin condition that is, for the most part, completely harmless. Here at Certified Dermatology, we can help you understand whether or not your moles are cause for concern.
Causes for Concern
For the most part, most moles are benign and not cancerous. When a child develops a mole, that mole may change as he or she gets older and grows. The mole can sometimes grow bigger, or change its color to become darker or lighter. Often, these changes are not an issue or cause for concern.
In adults, however, these changes are a bit more worrisome. When examining your own skin, be on the lookout for any mole or growth that is new or changing in any way. Not all new growths or lesions that change are bad, but some are. The earlier these are identified, the better.