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What's difference between moles and freckles?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Moles and freckles

Freckles are small brown spots usually found on the face and arms.
Freckles are extremely common and are not a health threat. They are more often seen in the summer, especially among lighter-skinned people and people with light or red hair.Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.

In brief: Moles and freckles

Freckles are small brown spots usually found on the face and arms.
Freckles are extremely common and are not a health threat. They are more often seen in the summer, especially among lighter-skinned people and people with light or red hair.Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.
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