How do you get moles? Are you born with them?

I have a skin colored mole on my face and a light brown one too and the light brown mole if you look at it closely it sorta seems spread out with the mole itself in the middle but light brown around it could that mean its cancerous?

Doctor Answers 1

Cosmetic Mole Removal -- Lasers, Radiowave, Shave -- See an Expert

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Moles are formed when melanocytes grow in clusters instead of spread within the skin. I suggest seeking a board certified dermatologist who can evaluate the mole and remove if necessary. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.