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Do Moles Grow Back
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
Two moles biopsied. One on chin shaved off, healed without a mark. A month later it has started to grow back a light pink-brown color. It's half it's original size. Should I see my Dr. again?
Had a small raised mole checked (dr says it looks fine) Is it still necessary to remove it or better to just let it be. If removed, will it grow back?
Monitor mole: Hello, There are many different types of moles, and most are fine. That said, any changes in an existing mole, or new moles as an adult can represent a possible melanoma. Since melanomas are the most dangerous type of skin cancer, it is always best to have any mole in question checked by a conscientious dermatologist and possibly biopsied. ...Read more
Probably, but why?: Cutting out moles is not a do-it-yourself project; dermatologists and surgeons train for years to do it correctly. There's a good chance you didn't get it all & it will come back, but your main worries should be infection and scarring, since I doubt that you did it with sterile instruments. See your doctor if redness, soreness, or pus appear. And in the future, leave the cutting to professionals. ...Read more
I got a mole removed about a month ago and it is now starting to grow back. It was benign when checked. Is this cause for concern?
Cosmetic: IF the lesion was benign, the major concern is cosmetic. See surgeon who may take a bit more off. ...Read more
Is it normal for a mole to fall off and grow back? I've had it for about 4 years now. It's always fallen off and grown back within a few days.
Would encourage: You to have your parents bring you to your physician or a dermatologist so that this can be evaluated. ...Read more
Usually not: Depending on how the mole was removed. If the mole was removed all the way through the skin, it will most likely not return. If it was removed by a technique called shaving, it might grow back. ...Read more
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