When to Worry about a Mole on a Child

Whether they’re called moles or beauty marks, those minor blemishes may make grownups uneasy. It’s tempting to get concerned when moles occur on newborns and toddlers, yet these are the years when moles are entirely normal to grow. Since most newborn babies are initially born without them, and most people have between 10 and 45, they will emerge at some time during these early years. Before contacting a skin expert in Dubai, keep the following points in mind.

When do moles show up?

The majority of newborns are conceived without moles, and the majority of moles occur throughout childhood or early adulthood. Before the age of 40, almost all moles begin to develop.

The number of moles a person possesses is mainly governed by genetics; however, sun exposure may result in the formation of new moles or the darkening of existing moles. Melanoma, a kind of skin cancer that happens when the cells that make the pigment in the skin become malignant, is also increased by exposure to the sun. This implies that you and your child should use extra caution regarding sun protection. Avoiding direct sun exposure during peak hours of the day (late morning to mid-afternoon) and applying sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 before going outside, as well as frequently reapplying if your child is active or sweating, can help to do is provide sun protection that lowers the risk of melanoma and the discoloration and increase of moles.

When should you be concerned about a mole on a child?

Moles aren’t dangerous. Instead, the concern with moles is that they may indicate danger if they are irregular or expand in alarming ways. On the other hand, the existence of moles is neither hazardous nor cause for concern. When moles alter, on the other hand, this might be a symptom of a problem.

Even though they’re fresh, young children’s moles are usually nothing to be concerned about — this is the period when they’re expected to develop. Melanomas in newborns and toddlers are very uncommon; thus, moles are typically not a symptom of melanoma. It’s normal and anticipated for moles to develop in tandem with the kid they’re attached to, as long as they develop at the same pace. Moles that grow more quickly and out of proportion to the kid, on the other hand, should be assessed by a healthcare professional.

Other warning indicators that a mole on a young kid may be the reason for worry include the same ones that should urge medical treatment in older children and adults.

  • Asymmetry refers to moles that are not symmetrical and have an uneven form.
  • Moles without a defined border or with irregular margins are called border moles.
  • Moles that change color from white to black, blue, or red.
  • Moles develop at a pace that is disproportionate to the child’s growth rate should be examined closely as they might change in diameter. 

All of these traits, as well as moles that itch or bleed, should be assessed by a healthcare professional. Moles that don’t have any of these traits aren’t a cause for concern and are a natural part of your child’s growth.

How Can it Be Treated?

Suppose a mole has to be examined further. In that case, a dermatologist will perform a biopsy, which involves cutting or shaving away the whole mole to be examined under a microscope. This is a straightforward technique. If the mole is malignant, the dermatologist will remove the affected portion of the skin and sew the incision up.


Dermoscopy Mole Evaluation in Dubai can be used to determine whether a mole is dangerous or not. 

Because malignant epidermal melanoma might share many clinical symptoms with an atypical nevus, identify the early stages of malignant melanoma. Dermoscopy, also known as epiluminescence microscopy (ELM), has added a new dimension to the evaluation of pigmented skin diseases and, in particular, to the detection of cutaneous malignant melanoma in its early stages.

Dermoscopy is a non-invasive technique for assessing the colors and micro-structural layers of the epidermis, dermo-epidermal junction, and papillary dermis that are not perceptible to the naked human eye.

Bottom Line 

The majority of moles on the skin are innocuous, although this is not always the case. Moles are typical throughout childhood and grow in size as a kid grows older. It’s also common for these moles to change color and fade away. Melanoma in children is uncommon, but that doesn’t mean you should not pay attention to some of the warning symptoms.

When it comes to skin health, Dynamic Clinic has years of expertise. Our first focus is to provide comprehensive, empathetic treatment to our patients while also educating and aiding them in making choices about their skin’s health as well as their children’s skin health. 

Our doctors understand how important skin health is to you. If you believe your child’s mole should be examined, call our health professionals to schedule an appointment with the best dermatologist in Dubai.