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Mature Mole

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Updated September 20, 2009

Mature Mole
Photo © Heather L. Brannon, MD

I call this a mature mole because you can see that the surrounding skin has wrinkles throughout. The mole itself has been present for many years. This mole has all the features of benign moles.

If a mole forms over a hair follicle, over time the hair may grow through the mole and poke out on the other side. This is very common and removing the hair by plucking or shaving will not cause the mole to become cancerous.

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