Moles are small patches on the skin that form due to collections of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin.

Moles are often a brownish colour, although some may be darker or skin-coloured. They can be flat or raised, smooth or rough, and some have hair growing from them. Moles are usually circular or oval with a smooth edge.

Moles can change in number and appearance. Some fade away over time, often without you realising. They also sometimes respond to hormonal changes, for example during: 

pregnancy - when they may get slightly darker

teenage years - when they increase in number

older age - when they may disappear from 40 to 50 years of age onwards

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