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How come people with large moles on their face not get rid of them?

How come people with large moles on their face not get rid of them?

Difficult: Many moles cannot be removed from the face without causing significant scarring which makes look worse than the moles. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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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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Can i get dermabrasion if I have moles? I have a few large moles on my face. Can i still get dermabrasion? . .

Can i get dermabrasion if I have moles? I have a few large moles on my face. Can i still get dermabrasion?  .

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Avoid the moles: These few large moles sound like what physicians define as pigmented nevi. Anything pigmented can be difficult to follow to rule out changing to a melanoma. A melanoma has changes in color, irregular borders, can bleed, and can be itchy. If one gets dermabrasion of the mole, it may be very difficult to interpret the mole over time. The dermabrasion needs to avoid the moles and be done precisely. ...Read more

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Are larger moles more likely to turn to melanoma than smaller ones?

Are larger moles more likely to turn to melanoma than smaller ones?

Changing moles.: The real key when considering melanomas, which can be quite small in reality, would be the identification of any change in the mole - size, thickness, texture, color. Any change should prompt a visit with a Dermatologist for an evaluation. Melanomas tend to grow in depth more than width, so even small changing moles should be looked at with diagnostic intent. ...Read more

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Should these moles be removed? I have two large moles on my face and leg. I am not sure if they should be removed. I don't know.

Should these moles be removed? I have two large moles on my face and leg. I am not sure if they should be removed. I don't know.

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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Is melanoma more likely to happen in larger, raised moles than smaller or flat ones?

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Is melanoma more likely to happen in larger, raised moles than smaller or flat ones?

Depends: if your large raised mole has been there for years I would not worry. if you have a new mole that is more than 5mm in diameter, asymetrical and irregular border, dark colored, then yes, get it biopsied ...Read more

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Can there be any way to remove large amounts of moles at home?

Can there be any way to remove large amounts of moles at home?

Mole: No home remedies recommended. A dermatologist would remove the mole and have it tested to make sure there is no cancer present. ...Read more

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37wks/5days preg. Since pregnancy I have noticed a larger amount of moles ("beauty marks") on both sides of my neck. Something to worry about?

37wks/5days preg. Since pregnancy I have noticed a larger amount of moles ("beauty marks") on both sides of my neck. Something to worry about?

Beauty marks: The growths should be checked by a dermatologist . Skin tags are common during pregnancy and are easily removed in the office . Any abnormal moles are biopsied to check for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can sunbeds produce harmless moles or large freckles if you don't over use the sunbed?

Can sunbeds produce harmless moles or large freckles if you don't over use the sunbed?

Yes , it can.Also: It can cause skin cancer and definitely causes premature aging of the skin.If you want to look young, stay out of the sun/tanning beds. ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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