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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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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?

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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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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