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I Have A Freckle On My Face That Has Gotten Bigger What Should I Do
I have a freckle on my face which has got darker bigger in size and has now got a small scally textured lump now?
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
I have a smaller triangler mole or freckle on my face, it's lighter and even in color. Does this sound cancerous?
I'd urge you not to: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Big Head: If you mean you have a big size head, than you donot have to be concerned as long you went through your childhood, finished school and has done well if it was not considered abnormal in childhood than there is no problem in childhood big head is caused by enlarged brain(megalocephaly)hydrocephalus, hyperostosis.These get diagnosed in early infancy but most adult big heads are normal without problems. ...Read more
Laser, peels: If your doctor determines that your brown spots are indeed benign freckling, and if appropriate, she/he may suggest various laser/light technology such as ipl, fraxel, or active fx to resurface and remove the freckling. Alternatively, chemical peels can also even out dyspigmentation. Freckling can recur over time, and often require more than one treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change your hairstyle: It's common for people your age to feel physically abnormal in some way. I'm sure your face is just the right size. And there's no way to make it smaller. But you can make it LOOK smaller by changing the way you wear your hair. Very short hair makes your face look bigger, while longer hair brought around your face will make it look smaller. Wearing glasses can make your face look smaller too. ...Read more
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Laser?: A dermatologist can confirm whether this is a pigmented lesion that's worrisome and requires something special (i.e., a lentigo maligna), or whether it can be lasered off (don't expect complete success). If it's not a cancer risk, it's your choice to try removal or leave it alone -- the decision is personal. ...Read more