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Dermal Nevus Removal
Wait...: Nevi of the conjunctiva generally develop during the first 2 decades of life. In children, pure junctional nevi are common. In general, nevi of the conjunctiva are "benign" pigmented lesions of the ocular surface and are freely mobile over the surface of the globe. Unless a biopsy is required for ruling out malignant melanoma, a nevus is usually excised for cosmetic reasons only. ...Read more
I had a shave removal that came back as "Lentiginous Junctional (Dysplastic) Nevus with mild atypia, to <0.2 mm OF. Is this of concern?
If it is not a melanoma, it is of less concern. Being dysplastic, is a pathologic concerning point, but with it's small size, I would closely watch it. "Mild atypia" is the key to the answer. That is why shave removal's never really remove these, just the top layer.
If any increase in size, remove immediately. ...Read more
Eye lesion: Only by seeing it, a doc can tell whether it is in need of removal or can be left alone. If it is bothering you, this should come out. You may either send a pic or request a private consult through this site or see a physician locally. ...Read more
Hi. I've recently being diagnosed as having nevus sebaceous on the scalp. The dermatoligist recommended surgical removal. Can I avoid surgery?
Surgery: Since a basal cell carcinoma may develop in a nevus sebaceous, it is recommended that the lesion be removed surgically. ...Read more
I have been suffering from melanocytic nevus scar on my face since year 2009...Is there a permanent removal solution leaving my face scarless?
No, unfortunately: Many things can be done to improve the appearance of a scar, but once a scar exists there will always be one thereafter. ...Read more
Yes: Laser hair removal is safe and won't have an effect on a nevus - but you should discuss the management of your nevus with a dermatologist. ...Read more
After the removal of my conjunctival nevus, will my co-workers see anything noticeable in my eye on the next day? Eye patch or anything required?
After an initial biopsy, with a dysplastic nevus result, is it the dermatologists discretion or lab findings that should determine further removal?
The dermatologist: Uses the results from the laboratory, their personal knowledge of risk, and a discussion of the options with you to ultimately determine further treatment. If the laboratory results are back already, make a follow up appointment with your dermatologist to discuss next steps. ...Read more
I was diagnosed conjunctival nevus in my eye. I have scheduled a removal in 3 weeks. How is the removal done and is there anything special after it?
Complete excision: Benign lesions, such as your diagnosed conjunctival Nevus, may be completely excised with special scissors & the wound closed with dissolvable sutures. An antibiotic eye drop & steroid eye drop (usually in a combination form) are prescribed for protection and control of inflammation. Directions given to you are for protecting the eye (shield at night) and for preventing contamination of the eye. ...Read more
Can pathology show false positive for dysplasia if benign Nevus previously disturbed via laser ablation/cosmetic attempted removal?
Deramtopathologist: You need a very well trained dermtopathologist to determine the true cellular components of the dysplasia. Tt can easily confused with M.Mealnoma in situ... ...Read more
Hive like spot appeared today on edge of 3 in scar on butt from mole removal year ago. SD nevus. Clear margins. MOHS surgeon. Already smaller. What?
So I had this red spot on my left eye for years and I finally went to a doc. It was diagnosed as nevus conjunctivalis. What are the risks of removal?
Minimal: The risks of removal are minimal but if it is not enlarging or causing symptoms it could just be left alone. ...Read more
Hello dr I have pimplese like black moles on my testicals since two years more please suggest me medicine for removal these things thanks in advance.
Angiokeratomas: These are small black bumps that are most commonly seen on the scrotum. There are no creams for this condition. Nearly always, one has many lesions, not just one or two. ...Read more
3 protriding moles on face. Want then removed. What type of removal is best for face. Don't want scarring. Any other recommendations?
I've had 10 atypical moles surgically removed, 4 of them had to be removed a second time. Now I have light brown spots near the removal sites. Help?!
It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...Read more
Do all moles need to undergo mole removal? I just realized I have a significant amount of moles on my back. Do I need to have a mole removal procedure done on all of these? .
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
Is there any safe way for mole removal at home. Moles on face and neck came while pregnant. Moles are hereditary.
Risky: It is very risky to do mole removal by yourself. Please consult with a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, or Dermatologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.
Don't think so: Over-the-counter "mole removal" creams probably work like the "wart removal" creams, using some irritant or acid to destroy cells on the skin. Moles have pigmented cells that include cells that are deeper down in the skin surface, so the cells that are not destroyed will likely reproduce to prevent the mole from going away. It's best to have a dermatologist look at any moles a person doesn't want. ...Read more
I have bunch of moles all over my face, they really bother, they're all small and flat, if I had laser mole removal, will I end up with scars on my face?
It depends on what type of skin lesions these are. It is best to see a dermatologist.
Some lesions will respond to topical creams or can be 'frozen'. These treatments typically leave less scar.
However, some will require excision (cutting) and this will leave a small scar for each area.
You can minimize scarring by always wearing sunscreen/avoiding excessive sunlight to your face. ...Read more
I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove. Which procedure won't leave scars: cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?
Plastic Surgeon: They all can produce a scar. You want to remove the mole in its entirety to make sure the entire lesion is benign. Get a plastic surgeon to do it if you want to minimize potential scaring. Best wishes. ...Read more
Surgery removal of a black mole on the facce if it's a bad doctor can I leave w scar. How do I prevent more black moles surge?
What's the best mole removal procedure? Laser, cutting.? I have a lot of moles on my face and I rly want to avoid scars, all of them are tiny brown spots
Freckles or moles: Freckles are clusters of flat, circular, brown (concentrated melanin) which are most often visible on people with a fair complexion. A freckle is also called an "ephelis". This is different than moles or Lentigines which are raised and have increase in melanocytes. You need to have a correct diagnosis and then discuss tx options. Freckles can be made lighter with LASERs, moles do not. ...Read more
Is laser mole removal effective? I want to pursue mole removal for a 2 inch oblong mole on my arm, but I am scared of surgery and getting a big scar. I want an alternative that won't leave a scar also. Does laser removal of moles really work? .
I have an infected dermal piercing that needs to be removed. Should I go to a doctor for removal or my piercer? If so, what type of doctor?
Piercing: I think you should have the piercing removed by your physician because it is likely that antibiotics will have to be started as well. ...Read more
Yes: Nevus of ota, described by ota and tanino in 1939, is a hamartoma of dermal melanocytes which presents as a blue or gray patch on face, which is congenital or acquired in the distribution v1 and v2 nerve. Associated ocular complications need to be treated. Good success rates & minimal adverse effects have been reported with the q-switched ruby, q-sw alexandrite, q-sw nd:yag lasers multiple times. ...Read more