Can a mole fade in time and only leave a bit of pigment behind?
Union City, NJ
6 months ago
I had a mole about 2mm and medium brown inbetween my fingers. I never thought much about it until recently I noticed it had faded. I never grew or looked weird, but it just faded and now I only see a bit of pigment left I look really hard. Can this be a normal process?
Doctor Answers (2)
Moles can grow and become darker or lighter in color. There is no way to tell the nature of the lesion without examining the lesion itself and possible biopsy of the mole. Please consult a board certified dermatologist for examination.
Any mole that changes colors should be examined in person by a trained professional. It is always your safest bet to go this route.
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