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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? .
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hello - I have had several large (1cm) moles appear over the past three months all over on my stomach, arms and legs. Itchy and flaky a lot. Help pls?
Get seen: This may be Leser Trelat, a warning of serious treatable illness. ...Read more