Moles are basically pigmented skin cells and can occur in almost any part of the body. Some are symmetrical in appearance and others irregular, some look raised and others are flat. They can present themselves in various colors like black or brown and some are even the same color as flesh! Sometimes moles can develop malignancy and hence, any mole requires a close analysis. This is especially true when some early indications occur, like a change in color, sudden expansion in size, bleeding, itching etc.
Moles are not a cause for concern unless they develop certain signs like: Itching / Increase in size / Change of colour.
In fact they are considered to be a beauty spot by many, especially on the face area. Some even consider this to be a sign of good luck and prosperity.
Moles can appear anywhere on the skin. They are of different shapes and sizes. Moles are usually brown to black in colour due to pigment melanin. Sometimes moles can be skin coloured. Moles are pre-determined at birth. They develop usually in the first 20 years of life and over the years due to sun exposure they can increase in numbers and darken in colour.