What is mole

A mole is a type of skin lesion that could cover just about any type of skin abnormality. It could refer to skin tags, warts, freckles, or simple brown or black discolorations on…


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Tanning bed lentigo

Lentigines are not typically a cause of medical concern, so they don’t need to be treated. However, some may choose to lighten or remove lentigines for aesthetic reasons.


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Ink spot lentigo

Ink spot lentigo, also known as reticulated black solar lentigo, is a variant of solar lentigo characterized by very dark color and a beaded or wiry, markedly irregular outline.…


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What is solar lentigo

Solar lentigo is a harmless patch of darkened skin. It results from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which causes local proliferation of melanocytes and accumulation of…


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Acquired

Acquired moles are moles that appear during childhood and adulthood. Most of these moles are benign and pose no risk, although sometimes they can turn into cancerous moles with…


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Atypical Moles

ATYPICAL MOLES are unusual-looking benign (noncancerous) moles, also known as dysplastic nevi (the plural of “nevus,” or mole). Atypical moles may resemble melanoma, and people…


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freckles

Freckles are small brown spots on your skin, often in areas that get sun exposure. In most cases, freckles are harmless. They form as a result of overproduction of melanin, which…


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Halo nevus

A halo nevus is a mole surrounded by a white ring or halo. These moles are almost always benign, meaning they aren’t cancerous. Halo nevi (the plural of nevus) are sometimes…


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Intradermal nevus

An intradermal nevus (also called an intradermal melanocytic nevus) is simply a classic mole or birthmark. It typically appears as an elevated, dome-shaped bump on the surface of…


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Lentigo

As you get older, you might notice brown or black spots appear on your skin. These spots are especially common on sun-exposed areas like your face and the backs of your hands.…


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