moles on the back

This may not be the exact look of your condition. Please confirm your diagnosis with your dermatologist.

What is it?

A mole is one of the most common growths on the skin and can occur anywhere on the body. 


Moles can be either raised or flat. The surface of the mole can be smooth or wrinkled and some may contain hair. Though generally brown or flesh colored, moles may also appear tan, black, red or blue. As the body ages, moles may lighten in color, flat moles may become raised, and some moles may disappear. It is always a good idea to monitor any changes in a mole, or the appearance of a new mole,  and bring them to the attention of your dermatology provider.

Could this be what you have?

Anyone can develop moles. Ten to 40 moles is a common range for most people; however, some people may develop over 100 moles. Some factors that may influence the presence and quantity of moles are:

Family history
Sun exposure
Hormonal changes (e.g., pregnancy)

Treatment Options @ Pinnacle

Although, it is not medically necessary to remove a benign mole; some moles can be dangerous and should be removed.  In some cases a mole can cause irritation due to clothing, or may have a cosmetic effect (for example, a prominent mole that appears on the face, neck or other visible area). Consulting with your dermatology provider for diagnosis and treatment options may be the best course of action.