Moreover, some people have a greater genetic susceptibility to develop new moles as they age.
However, any mole or mark that bleeds, oozes, or scabs over frequently needs to be checked out by your doctor.
“Another warning sign is when a mole stands out and looks different to other moles,” Harker said. “This is called the ‘ugly duckling’.”
To “provide peace of mind”, Harker recommended that anybody concerned about their moles should get the lesions checked over by their GP – or by a skin specialist, such as herself, at The Mole Clinic.