Do not panic because throughout lifetime, the average person(especially if it’s pale complexion and up to 40 years of age), can always get new moles. People get moles from their birth, their childhood, puberty, but also later in life.
They don’t grow in size, but can grow proportionally with the area of the body where they are.It’s difficult to give an adequate definition of moles, but most often they are said to be benign tumors of the skin. According to some experts every adult has about thirty, of which an average of 7 on their face.
Moles are classified according to the type of tissue they arise from, the type of cell from which they were made, the amount of pigment, etc. Pigmented moles are the most common.They vary in color from light to dark, almost black.
They can be in line with the skin, slightly convex, they can be on a stalk, and sometimes can grow hair. Although usually rounded and relatively small, moles can occupy large areas of the skin. Most common are the mocha-colored moles that are completely in the level of the skin and can be hand size.
It should be known that in pigmented moles there is a possibility (although very small) of malignant alteration (transition from benign to malignant formation). Moles on specific areas such as the palm, soles, and genitals are more sensitive.
- Rapid growth of moles in width and height;
- Increased pigmentation, especially when uneven;
- Erosion and bleeding;
- Extension of pigmented area around the mole;
- Occurrence of inflammation;
- Itching or pain.
Since you can’t avoid moles, what you can do is consciously reduce irritation and the risk of injury if the mole is in a vulnerable place and to track any changes, which are unlikely, but you still need to keep in mind.