Moles may be present at or may develop during childhood or young adulthood. Moles tend to increase in number during the first two decades of life, and sun exposure can stimulate the body to make more moles. Melanoma is more common in adults but occasionally develops in teenagers.
These are benign moles that are present at birth or within the first few weeks of life. They have an increased risk for transformation to melanoma. The risk correlates with their size therefore they are categorized based on their (projected adulthood) size. Management of these lesions require consideration of melanoma risk, patient’s age, aesthetic, treatment risks, and psychosocial aspects. Most small and medium-sized lesions are managed with baseline photography and regular follow-ups. If treatment is needed, excision/removal is recommended as first choice.
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