How do skin moles develop?
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Why does the mole occur in the body?
Moles occur when cells in the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. These cells are called melanocytes, and they make the pigment that gives skin its natural color. Moles may darken after exposure to the sun. A few of these moles, called congenital melanonaevi, are usually present at birth. But most develop spontaneously or are caused by exposure to sunlight and tend to appear on those areas of the skin that catch the most sunlight. Most of these moles appear during the first 20 years of life, although they may continue to develop into the 30s and 40s
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How do you get moles?
You get moles by how the melanin in your skin is transported throughout your body. In some cases, the melanin can create small clusters in your skin, known as the mole. In rare cases, a mole can be cancerous but moles can disappear as you age. There is no known reason as to why moles are formed or their purpose.
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What are moles that can develop into malignant melanoma?
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What cause freckles and moles?
Freckles are caused by the melanocytes of that particular patch of skin to produce more melanin than the surrounding skin usually due to UV radiation exposure. Moles are actually considered tumors as they are abnormal skin growths. Most moles are caused by mutations of a given skin cell but are not usually dangerous.