Moles (Pigmented Nevi)

Moles are non-cancerous lesions arising from the skin's nevus cells. Moles are one of the most common acquired skin growths. Moles occur more often in whites than in darker-skinned people and can appear at any age, usually after the age of 6 months and before 35 years.

Physical exam

Moles may be light to dark brown and have a uniform color and borders. Moles require no treatment unless they begin to change in color, shape, or size.


  • Cosmetic - Moles can be removed for cosmetic and comfort reasons
  • Shave or elliptical excision - for changing or symptomatic lesions
  • Henry Ford Pigmented Lesions
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