Q. Is there a way to prevent little moles from coming all over my body?

Answered by Dr. Ashwini V Swamy and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Hello doctor,

I am an 18 year old girl and I am starting to notice little moles all over my body. Nothing unusual or worrisome. My mother and grandmother are also covered in moles so I guess I should have expected it. My question is, is there a way that I can prevent them from coming in or at least slow down the process? I am most concerned about the ones on my face. I have a number of them under and around both of my eyes. They are still in the "beginning stages" I guess. They have not risen and you can only tell if you get close to me. But I am afraid that over time they will grow in and be harder to look over.

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Dr. Ashwini V Swamy
Dermatology, Venereology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

These are not moles. These are called dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN). It a genetic condition, runs in families. These have to be removed individually.

Options are:

  • Radiofrequency cautery.
  • Co2 laser.
  • Chemical peel.

Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist for this procedure.

I am very sorry there is no measure to prevent it from appearing since it is a genetic condition. However, gentle facial scrubs may help some individuals. Take care.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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