Asked by: Sulayman Lopez De Pablomedical health skin and dermatology
Can you get new moles in your 40s?
Last Updated: 16th January, 2020
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Likewise, what causes moles to suddenly appear?
The cause of moles isn't well understood. It's thought to be an interaction of genetic factors and sun damage in most cases. Moles usually emerge in childhood and adolescence, and change in size and color as you grow. New moles commonly appear at times when your hormone levels change, such as during pregnancy.
Beside above, is it normal to develop new moles? Moles are common, usually harmless, skin growths that develop due to an overgrowth of melanocytes, or pigment-producing cells. Although most moles are noncancerous, or benign, the development of a new mole or sudden changes to existing moles in an adult can be a sign of melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer.
Keeping this in consideration, is it normal to get new moles in your 40's?
A brand new mole in an adult aged 30+ may be a sign of an evolving melanoma. We can still develop new moles in our 30s and 40s, but the older we get, the rarer and more suspicious new moles become. Most people do not develop new regular moles after 30.
At what age should you stop getting new moles?
Most people do not develop new regular moles after the age of 30. Adults often develop non-mole growths like freckles, lentigines, "liver spots," and seborrheic keratoses in later adulthood. New moles appearing after age 35 may require close observation, medical evaluation, and possible biopsy.