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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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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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Can a small, flesh-colored bump eventually become skin cancer, or do only moles? I've always had one, but it's bled a few times now w/ irritation.

Can a small, flesh-colored bump eventually become skin cancer, or do only moles? I've always had one, but it's bled a few times now w/ irritation.

Yes: Unfortunately, melanoma can arise with many different appearances. It may be black and dark or pink without any pigment. Any lesion that bleeds, doesn't heal, or has changed in its appearance should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've skin colored mole on face from birth.i noticed that on the top of mole there is a spot of acne.can i use acne balm on that?

I've skin colored mole on face from birth.i noticed that on the top of mole there is a spot of acne.can i use acne balm on that?

You may: Do watch this mole like any other moles. If it increases in size, becomes irregular, changes color, bleeds, develops a nodule or ulcerates, please consult your doctor. ...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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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 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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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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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 also known as Birthmark. Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more