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Doctor insights on: Flesh Colored Moles On Face

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I have a growth on my face that looks like a small bump. Is it a skin tag or a mole? How can I tell? It's flesh-colored.

I have a growth on my face that looks like a small bump. Is it a skin tag or a mole? How can I tell? It's flesh-colored.

Need to examine: It is not practical to know what it is without looking at it. One possibility is a keratoacanthoma. Consult the site given below for images of this lesion. In any case, it would be prudent to have your doctor look at it. https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A86.JyafQ9VU5D4Ab_0nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTB0ZWVkYm84BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwMl8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&va=keratoacanthoma&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001 ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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About flesh color moles that grew over 6 month time?

About flesh color moles that grew over 6 month time?

Skin check : It's not something you need to see the doctor today for, but in the next 1-2 weeks you should have them checked out. If there's ever any change in color, size, consistency, borders in moles over a few weeks to months, it's best to get them looked at. Moles that start to bleed, itch, or form scabs are also concerning. ...Read more

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I've had a mole on my chin for at least 10 years now. It's small, round, flesh-colored, and a little shiny. Never changed. Is the shine normal?

I've had a mole on my chin for at least 10 years now. It's small, round, flesh-colored, and a little shiny. Never changed. Is the shine normal?

No changes?: Generally if you have a skin lesion for 10 years without any change in size or appearance it is likely nothing to worry about. However sometimes a basal cell skin cancer can have a shiny pearly appearance and can grow slowly. If it bothers you at all it would be easy to remove and test it to be sure. If it doesn't bother you keep a close watch for any changes or have your MD look at it. ...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?

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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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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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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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more