Dear Dr. SerVaas,
This past year I have had at least 100 moles appear on my body, primarily on my neck, chin, chest, and back. The moles are embarrassing, and I try to hide them with high-necked blouses. Thank you for any help. I enjoy reading all the information you provide in The Saturday Evening Post.
Director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Indiana in Carmel, Indiana, Dr. C. William Hanke replies:
“The most common benign skin lesion is the seborrheic keratosis. Many patients refer to them as moles. These lesions are hereditary, can occur anywhere on the skin, and are usually multiple. Some patients have hundreds of them, and the number increases with age. Seborrheic keratoses can be removed for cosmetic purposes, but many patients choose to live with them.”