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Do Moles Grow Back
Coincedence: Moles are collections of cells called melanocytes that grow in the dermis, the firm connective tissue part of the skin, or at the level of the border between the top layers of skin, the epidermis, and the dermis. Sometimes these collections arise in the vicinity of hair shafts and it appears that the mole is growing hair. ...Read more
Moles: Moles or nevi are genetically programmed. At times one may be born with them or often they develop over a life time. The key is to have them checked for cancerous changes by a dermatologist , especially when there are changes in size, color, shape, or symptoms such as itch or pain develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a consult: Some moles which are flat can be covered with make up, but seek out a consult from a facial plastic surgeon about more permanent removal. Some moles can be shaved off with good cosmetic results while some require full excision. I have found many patients are highly appreciative about their mole removals. ...Read more
Skin tags: While skin tags are rarely malignant, you might decide to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or to reduce irritation if they are in an area where clothes or body parts rub against them. Everyday health (harvard health publications) outlines different removal procedures. Once properly removed, skin tags rarely recur in the same site, but others might develop elsewhere. ...Read more
Do not grow: Benign moles do not grow. If a mole and become larger, irregular, changes in color, becomes nodular or bleeds, see a doctor to have it evaluated and may be removed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Do new benign moles appear full-formed over night? or do they grow into their eventual full-size?
No: Rate of hair growth is not related to removal. ...Read more
I have 4 sebaceous cysts in my scalp, do I have to remove them? Will hair grow back if they are removed?
Maybe: If it gets infected, painful, or bothers you than have it excised. If excised correctly it shouldn't effect your hair. ...Read more
Eyelash growth: This depends upon the type of loss. If cut, burned, or by chemo, or otherwise lost with preservation of the lash roots, then the lashes will grow back. If lost from lid destruction or severe disease like advanced eczema, then regrowth might be spotty or not at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Some boys have leg hair from a young age (certain ethnic groups). Now, he is done growing when he grows enough facial hair to require shaving every day. ...Read more