A 34-year-old female asked:
was born with mole on head.will bleaching hair cause mole to turn into melanoma?is it safe to bleach my hair?bleach will be on scalp. not dye, bleach.
2 doctor answers
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered
56 years experience Dermatology
Safe: Bleach or hair coloring does not cause melanoma. When you are on your horse or on your yacht, or when you go to a clothing-optional beach, wear a HAT. How dark or how pale is your skin?
Answered on Dec 27, 2019
Dr. Joseph Mele answered
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Moles and Melanoma: Moles should be checked periodically for changes. Moles greater than 1 cm in diameter have a slightly higher risk of cancer, and are often removed to be certain they are ok. Chronic skin irritation is associated with cancer, but occasional bleaching is not. Sun exposure is, so hats and sunscreen are helpful.
Answered on Oct 21, 2019
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