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Can I remove a spider nevus from my hand myself?

Can I remove a spider nevus from my hand myself?

No: Spider nevus (or spider angioma) are blood vessel lesion that is fed by a deeper arteriole. There are no at-home instruments that you can use safely to cauterize that vessel. Your doctor will treat this with laser or electrocautery. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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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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Is a spider nevus just a spider-shaped mole?

Is a spider nevus just a spider-shaped mole?

No, not a mole: A spider nevus is a group of tiny blood vessels under the skin. The blood vessels look like they radiate from a center spot, seeming like the legs of a spider. A dermatologist can remove it with a laser. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a spider nevus?

How can you get rid of a spider nevus?

Laser treatment: Spider nevus, also called spider angioma, is a blood vessel lesion. When blanched with a glass slide, we often see pulsating feeding arteriole at the center (the "body" of the spider). Cosmetically, this is successfully treated with vascular lasers. ...Read more

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Sir, black spots in other words black moles developed around 40 in thighs and hands each part 10 moles.

Dark moles: Dark moles can be freckles but also can be a melanoma or a dysplastic nevus (precancerous condition). With such a fast growth you must get checked by a dermatologist. This is especially true if you are fair skinned and have history of sun expousre. ...Read more

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