Types of Moles
Moles are categorized into three types: acquired, atypical, and congenital.
Congenital moles, or congenital nevi, are moles that are present at birth and can vary greatly in size, while acquired moles develop over the course of one’s lifetime and are typically harmless.
Atypical moles, or dysplastic nevi, tend to bear signs of melanoma, including large size, irregular shape and uneven coloring , so it is important to check them for cancerous cells.
Skin tags are another type of skin growth are small, flesh-colored and benign and may be removed for cosmetic reasons.