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Not true: No this is not true. Good wishes. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Heredity: These marks are inherited from your ancestors. ...Read more
I am 25. I had a few beauty marks. Over the last year I have had over 20 new beauty marks appear on my face. Should I be worried?
I'm just turned 30 end of may is it normal to get random beauty marks. I allergies going to the hamptons 4th if July weekend they haven't changed size?
Depends on what!: The answer depends on what "beauty marks" are! If you have been exposed to " a lot of sun", skin lesions on areas of sun exposure could mean more than simple change in color. As an allergist, I do not see any connection between allergies and "random beauty marks". Go ahead and enjoy the beach! ...Read more
Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?
Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops, not so much as depth of penetration (Clark), it is now invasive. ...Read more
What can be done about raised up skin tags that used to be beauty marks around my neck all around my neck?
Simple excision in t: Easy to take off in the doctors office. In the old days you could tie a thread around them and they would strangle and fall off... though this seems painful and liable to get infected ...Read more
New "beauty marks/moles" on face, just this week. Should this be a concern as I have also started taking chlorella tablets and changed my diet?
If possibly a rash: If the dots are possibly a rash from new supplements or new dietary food items, one can talk with his primary care doctor about what to do. Otherwise, the dots might have been there for a while and just recently got noticed (that happens to people). Also, supplements are not well-regulated, so one cannot be fully sure what is in the bottles one buys at the supplement store. ...Read more
37wks/5days preg. Since pregnancy I have noticed a larger amount of moles ("beauty marks") on both sides of my neck. Something to worry about?
Hi I have 8 beauty marks (moles), I know that mole laser removal will leave a scar is there any other option to get them removed without leaving scar?
Depends: If you don't have healing problems, surgical excision by an appropriate physician depending on site. ...Read more
Beauty marks appeared in the summer no change in them wondering if it was because of the sun and that I have dry skin. Also noticed a tiny brown freckle underneath my left eye lid?
Time for skin check: Schedule an appointment with a doctor specializing in the skin known as a Dermatologist. They can do a full body skin examination and address your individual concerns. Remember to wear Sun screen all year round ...Read more
Two moles biopsied. One on chin shaved off, healed without a mark. A month later it has started to grow back a light pink-brown color. It's half it's original size. Should I see my Dr. Again?
I have to big dark brown moles in between my chest every so often the one really itches and leave a red mark what could it be?
Hello Dr. I'm 23 yr old girl have fair, clear face no marks at all, but since 2 years I hv noticed spreading (tils) moles and tiny holes on my face...
I have a grey brown mark on my lower shin, flat to skin but hard lump under it. V.painful if knocked 40+ moles this is new could it be cancer? 32wf
Nodule: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make nodules on the skin and I under it so you really do need to see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. I need to see the spot or spots and actually visualizing the lesions really makes all the difference. ...Read more
They are natural: Moles, "nevi", also called "beauty marks" are pigmented skin growths that usually appear at a very young age but can become more apparent with further growth. The vast majority are totally benign and don't require treatment. Rarely, if a mole changes suddenly, consult with a dermatologist for possible biopsy as abnormal cells may be present. ...Read more
They just happen: They actually result from a couple of mutations happening in a single cell of the nerve sheath family -- schwann cell or actual melanocyte depending on the kind of mole. These lesions are subclassified into lentigos, several types of common nevi, and a bunch of others. Common nevi and lentigos are more common if you got sunburns as a kid. There's a genetic component. Watch your nevi closely. ...Read more
Benign growth: A number of people have a benign growth termed a pigmented nevus underneath the retina in the back of the eye. It is a random sort of thing and usually not a problem. You will be observed for changes in these over time for the rare occurrence of melanoma.Unless that happens, there will be no effect of these on the vision. ...Read more
Depends on the mole: While moles are generally benign, or non-cancerous, there are some that can contain cancer. One class of mole, called congenital giant nevus, is very large and dark and can become a melanoma. Typical moles are very unlikely to be cancerous, but any concerning lesion should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more