Everyone has at least a few skin blemishes and imperfections. Almost everyone has moles, pigmented skin spots that can occur anywhere on the body. While most moles do not need treatment, you may want to have yours removed. Your doctor may also decide to remove a mole if it concerns them.
What is a Mole?
Moles form from skin cells called melanocytes. These cells produce pigment molecules that give our skin its color. Moles come in brown, tan, blue, red, or pink. They can occur anywhere on your body, but most often in areas exposed to the sun. Moles develop when clumps of melanocytes grow together to produce a small area of pigmentation.