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Is scratching an age spot off bad

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No, but...: ...It will usually grow back. A dermatologist can freeze your "marks of maturity" with liquid nitrogen to remove them permanently.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Surgery: If you do not like a specific birthmark or "nevus" please seek the advise of a dermatologist.
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Age spots: These "liver" or "age" spots, o/w called senile or solar lentigines, are very common over 40. Of course with pigmented lesions it is very important to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Have new ones checkd: Although changes in our skin are normal as we age, if u notice new changes that r concerning have them looked at by your regular doctor. Most benign s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
It might lighten: spot, but won't likely remove completely.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Brown spot: If itchy, yes you should get it checked out.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Absolutely: In general, I recommend having any changing skin lesion evaluated by your doctor.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Have your doctor check it out.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Age spots: It is unlikely to help. These spots are in the skin and can be treated by a doctor, a dermatologist or a family medicine specialist who does that type ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it can: Melanoma/moles can regress spontaneously and recur. So be sure to consult a dermatologist and get proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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