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I'm having new "beauty marks" appear on my body. .. Should I be concerned?

I'm having new "beauty marks" appear on my body. .. Should I be concerned?

See your doctor: There are so many different skin conditions that can pop up over time. It's best to have your pcp or a dermatologist look at them. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Hi I was wondering beauty marks can appear anytime in life or just when u are a kid?

Hi I was wondering beauty marks can appear anytime in life or just when u are a kid?

Yes: Yes they can. However be aware that you should let an experienced health care provider take a look at all new marks to make sure it is not a form of skin cancer. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of beauty marks?

What is the best way to get rid of beauty marks?

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

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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 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?

Freckles???: "Beauty marks" is not a medical term. If you have freckles, they are due to sun (or lamps). They may be related to hormones from pregnancy or birth control. See a dermatologist is you want a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Beauty marks: The growths should be checked by a dermatologist. Skin tags are common during pregnancy and are easily removed in the office. Any abnormal moles are biopsied to check for skin cancer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can acne marks changes into permenant moles?

Can acne marks changes into permenant moles?

Acne scars: Acne marks and scars do not change into moles. The scars can be permanent and they can be improved by your dermatologist. Moles are due to a proliferation of nevocellular nevus cells. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to get rid of birth marks and moles?

What are home remedies to get rid of birth marks and moles?

None really: There are no home remedies to get rid of moles or birthmarks -- only a dermatologist or expert in skin diseases should evaluate to remove such growths. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Moles: Dark areas on the body that itch and appear red should be evaluated by a dermatologist. At times moles or seborrheic keratoses may appear dark brown. A dermatologist can make sure they are not cancerous and can offer treatment options. ...Read more

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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...

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...

Acne: There are OTC Face wash available but if you consult your PCP or Dermatologist, you get proper guidance regarding Depigmentation agent and Acne treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

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What causes moles?

What causes moles?

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

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What causes Moles?

What causes Moles?

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

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I have moles in my retinas. Why?

I have moles in my retinas. Why?

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

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What are the signs of cancerous moles?

What are the signs of cancerous moles?

I agree: If there is a concern see your physician. A general surgeon or plastic surgeon may also be an alternative source. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having cancerous moles?

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

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How to remove moles?

Excision: Moles are removed with surgical excision.

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Why do we have moles?

Moles: Moles are simply a collection of cells (melanocytes) that develop over time. Genetics have a strong role. Any changing mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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