Why Khloé Kardashian Is Removing All of Her Freckles and Moles

by Allure

This just in: Khloé Kardashian is removing all of her freckles and moles. Didn’t catch that? Allow us to repeat: In an effort to ward off future skin cancer scares, Khloé Kardashian is getting rid of her moles and freckles after a skin cancer fright earlier this year, and, of course, she filmed a portion of the in-office experience on Snapchat.

On Monday, the reality-TV star took to the app to share a glimpse of the mole and freckle removal process during a session with her dermatologist, whom she calls Nurse Jamie. “Nurse Jamie is burning off my moles, one by one,” she says in the short clip. “So one day, I’m gonna be freckle- and mole-free.” Why is the star so set on doing this? Kardashian recently tweeted that she has “literally a few hundred” spots and was dying to get rid of a majority of them due to insecurity. “I promise I’ll still have some,” she said. “But my back made me so insecure. I look like a Dalmatian lol just toning it down.”

But because individually removing each and every spot in sight might seem like overkill, we wanted some expert advice on the matter. So we reached out to Howard Sobel, a dermatologist in New York City, to find out if Kardashian’s skin treatments are helping—or hindering—her in the long run.

“Before removing moles and/or freckles from the skin, you must first meet with a dermatologist to evaluate and, if necessary, get a biopsy done to determine if the mole or freckle is cancerous,” says Sobel. “If the biopsy comes back and shows signs of precancer actinic dysplastic nevus—made up of abnormal cells—or melanoma, there are several ways to remove: You can have it removed with a laser treatment, a prescribed topical medication, or frozen off using liquid nitrogen. If it is a dysplastic nevus or melanoma, it needs to be surgically removed.”

To watch the video of Khloé removing her moles and freckles, check out the full article on Allure.