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Different Types Of Moles On Face
3 protriding moles on face. Want then removed. What type of removal is best for face. Don't want scarring. Any other recommendations?
I was born with skin colored mole on my face. Recently it increased in size slightly. Are such type of moles dangerous?
Need visit to MD:
Any change in the size or color of a mole should be evaluated by your health care provider.
It is prob nothing, but needs to be seen to be evaluated. ...Read more
I have multiple small moles on my face. What is the best procedure to remove them without scaring. What type of Doctor should preform the procedure?
Facial lesions/scars: There are NEVER any guarantees no mater which specialty of doctor removes any facial lesion. The normal healing process is scar formation. Best to seek a boarded PS to discuss. ...Read more
Genes and Sun: Some moles appear to genetic factors due to family history. These appear usually in early childhood or in the first few decades of life. Sun also can increase the number of moles by altering dna in the melanocytes in the skin to start a new mole. Using sunscreen and wearing a hat and staying out of the sun can help minimize the size and number of moles a person gets. ...Read more
Remove a mole: Unless your dermatologist is concerned about cancer, the most common method is to numb the area with a small injection, and shave the bump off with a scalpel. It almost always heals beautifully and leaves a very small scar. It can grow back because a small piece is left under the skin. I evaluate all facial moles with pathology. ...Read more
You need a doctor to: Seek medical advice, as you can not safely remove a mole yourself. If you try to do so you can harm yourself as melanomas require careful diagnosis and proper management. Otherwise you are taking a risk with your life. ...Read more
Depends on changes.: If the nature of the lesions change over the course of time such as increased thickness, change in color, bleeding etc, there is concern for malignancy. Biopsy may be required for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
See dermatologist: There are 4 reasons to remove a skin mole. 1) the possibility of cancerous change occurring in a mole sometime in the future (a pre-cancerous active junctional mole); 2) a suspected cancerous change in an existing or new mole, where removal is diagnostic and therapeutic; 3) cosmetic reasons; 4) functional and anatomical changes occurring in a mole. See a dermatologist for assurance ...Read more
Possibly: Possibly. See a dermatologist for evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes and no:
It depend what was it if it was benign a good possibility it will not grow back IG malignant depend on what kind and how advance or deep it was
most of the skin cancer removed with clear margin will not come back except melanoma clear margin is not enough it has to be staged based on the thickness ...Read more
Possibly: If you can find someone to do so free, then it is free. ...Read more
Full thickness: Complete excision of the mole should be undertaken, if possible, and through all layers of the skin. This is not practical at home and generally requires stitches. ...Read more
Jadassohn's: Nevus sebaceus. Just watch it. Junior will probably want it off when he's older. Any sudden changes or new lumps or ulcers within the lesion should be seen. ...Read more
Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion. ...Read more
I've had a large mole on the side of my head all my life. When should I consider having it removed?
Mole/nevus: Most are benign. If you notice it changing colors or shape it's time to have a board certified dermatologist evaluate the lesion. ...Read more
I've had a random mole on my head for about a year and a half, And then I got a random black blemish a week ago but it went away?
Dermatologist: Please have the mole checked by a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Small (less than mm in diameter), flat, dark-brown, dots on face. They're like flat moles and I want to get them removed. What are they?
Not sure: Not sure. See a cosmetic dermatologist for exam and treatment. ...Read more
I have a white mole on my head. I have had it for over six months. And feels like it is bigger than when I first noticed. Shoyld I be concerned?
Yes: If it is a changing growing mole, I would be concerned and advise that you see a dermatologist for an evaluation and recommendation. ...Read more
I have a mole on my face that has been since child. Last 6 months it’s producing foul sebum. Only once did it swell up and then go down.
Do you get annual: Head to toe checks of your skin? If not, sound like it may be a good time for a dermatological evaluation. Take care. ...Read more