What is the difference between a mole and a freckle?
Moles are different to freckles, which tend to appear on light skin as small brown, flat spots of extra pigment (melanin). Unlike moles though, freckles aren't characterized by an increase in the number of melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin).
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