Moles are benign growths that can occur throughout ones life. Most moles are completely harmless and should be left alone unless they happen to be cosmetically concerning for individuals. In rare instances certain types of moles can turn into melanoma, a rare type of skin cancer. Warning signs would be recent change in size, shape or color of the mole or bleeding, scaling or crusting. In most instances if moles are a cosmetic concern they can be removed in virtually a scar less fashion with minimal effort. Prior to removal however your moles should be assessed by a qualified physician.