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how can you get rid of moles on your face and neck naturally? what causes moles on the face and neck area and what causes them to get bigger?

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
The : The tendency to have moles is hereditary and they can develop or become apparent as you age. A dermatologist can evaluate your moles and help you determine the best options for having them removed in a cosmetic acceptable way. There is no "natural" way other than surgical removal. Typically, it would be a cosmetic procedure to have moles removed unless there was a medical reason to do so. I hope that helps!
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Moles : Mole development, size, shape, location are under genetic influences. One tends to see more moles over time . Moles should be evaluated and treated by a dermatologist if necessary.

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