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3 protriding moles on face. Want then removed. What type of removal is best for face. Don't want scarring. Any other recommendations?

3 protriding moles on face. Want then removed. What type of removal is best for face. Don't want scarring. Any other recommendations?

Derm Dr.: This is a procedure that can be performed by most of us;but you added "scarring". Not even the best plastic surgeon can cut without any scar but a good dermatologist can help you decide if they or a plastic surgeon should do the excision. Please discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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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I was born with skin colored mole on my face. Recently it increased in size slightly. Are such type of moles dangerous?

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

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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?

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

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How to remove moles from face?

How to remove moles from face?

See an Expert: See an expert - dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do moles come on face?

Why do moles come on face?

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

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Why do moles come on face?

Why do moles come on face?

Mole: Moles are under genetic influences and may develop anywhere on the body including the scalp, face, body, etc. More moles tend to develop overtime. See a dermatologist for any changing moles. ...Read more

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How to remove a mole off your face?

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

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How to safely remove a mole on face?

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

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How can I remove skin moles off my face?

How can I remove skin moles off my face?

See Plastic Surgeon: If the question is whether you can remove the moles off your face yourself then the answer is definitely - not recommended. See your pcp or preferably a plastic surgeon and they should be able to address this for you and replace the mole with a small scar. ...Read more

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How to remove black moles from face naturally?

How to remove black moles from face naturally?

Need surgery: The only way to remove moles is by surgical excision. I would strongly advise against using any chemicals to remove the moles. ...Read more

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Can you exercise after getting mole removed on face?

Yes...: But try to avoid excessive sweating to keep the site of the removal dry and clean. This will help decrease the chance for infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are my flat moles on face concerning?

Can you tell me, are my flat moles on face concerning?

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

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My face is full of black and light brown moles, why is it?

My face is full of black and light brown moles, why is it?

Face moles: We can't tell without at least good pictures to review. They are likely sun damage but to be sure, see your dermatologist and always protect your skin from sun burn. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop a new mole on the face after age 40?

Is it normal to develop a new mole on the face after age 40?

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

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Hey I want to remove a brown mole from my face what should I do?

Mole: A dermatologist can remove the mole surgically. There are several options such as shave technique, punch biopsy or excisional biopsy with stitches. Consult with a dermatologist to discuss the best option to minimize any scarring. ...Read more

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If I had a mole in my face surgically removed, can it grow back?

If I had a mole in my face surgically removed, can it grow back?

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

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What are effective ways for removing small flat moles on the face and body?

What are effective ways for removing small flat moles on the face and body?

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

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My child has Jadeston mole in his head is there is any danger and what advise?

My child has Jadeston mole in his head is there is any danger and what advise?

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

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Need a simple explaination for this. What is a mole, and how to remove it from our face?

Need a simple explaination for this. What is a mole, and how to remove it from our face?

Surgery: Your doctor can remove your moles safely in his/her office under local anesthesia. No problem! Moles are usually due to benign growths of pigment producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. ...Read more

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I have an abnormal mole on my head and when it gets removed it comes back should I be concerned?

Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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How to treat tiny moles on face?

How to treat tiny moles on face?

Many options: Best to have a dermatologist check them out for all the details. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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