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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
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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Leave them alone: 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
Sunscreen & Lasers: The first thing that you should do is start using hats and sunscreen spf 30 more frequently. The more that you protect yourself, the less issue that you should have with freckle recurrence and proliferation. To treat the freckles that you have, there are many different methods depending on your skin type. Certain lasers and bleaching creams are two options. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more
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