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My Beauty Mark Hurts
Moles: There is a fair to good chance it will grow back. ...Read more
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Where was the mark? What color was it?
Vascular birth marks will often disappear with normal growth.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
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I have sliced the top bit of my beauty mark off and now it is lighter, will it go back to normal. Like grow back?
Yes: This needs to be checked out by your dentist right away. The fact that it is "new" concerns me but it could be that it's been there a while and you just noticed it and that could mean something else. Black or blue colored lesions in the mouth are uncommon (though more commonly not a problem in certain ethnic groups) and need to be evaluated right away. ...Read more
My beauty mark has been scratched in my sleep, it has now fallen off. The top of the beauty mark has come off leaving a red bumpWill it ever grow back?
Beauty. Mark: It is possible that re growth will occur from residual pigmented cells that were at the base. ...Read more
Probably: Without seeing it, it's foolish to guess the nature of it - but please don't worry about any connection to breast cancer. There'd be none! A doctor could tell by a visual exam if there is any reason at all to look more closely - there's little chance, but that can reassure you or treat it as early as possible. Both are good. ...Read more
Could a flat mole (single freckle/beauty mark) become cancerous like regular past the surface moles do?
Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles that undergo malignant transformation leading to a nodular growth. The superficial melanomas less than 1mm thick are for the most part in-situ but as thickness (Breslow) develops, not so much as depth of penetration (Clark), it is now invasive. ...Read more
I aciedently cut into my beauty mark last week it the scab has gone but my markis much lighter. I'm just woundering if it will come back darker?
Hypopigmentation: Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a loss of skin color (pigmentation) after your skin heals from an injury. The pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) are damaged or destroyed in the healing process. You can try OTC Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or Cortisone 10 to help bring the pigment back. ...Read more
A scab formed on my beauty mark, I left the scab to heal. Now that is has it looks lighter. I'm just wounding if it will go back to normal in time?
Probably...: The scar will fade with time, months to a year or more depending on your skin tone. ...Read more
My 20 month old baby has a beauty mark/mole on her face. Is this something I should be worried about at her young age?
Not necessarily: A "beauty mark"/mole on the face is not generally a problem. Keeping it protected from sun-exposure and trauma (i.e. child picking at it), are about the only things you need to do at this point. If it changes color or the edges become irregular and ragged then get it assess ASAP. Your pediatrician will note it at each well-check as well. ...Read more
My husband's top part of his foot has been itching a lot since this morning and he seems to have a NEW small "beauty mark" in the itchy area.?
I have a beauty mark I had laser treatment and it went scabby now it fell off will it grow back because the skin under is brown ish Please help?
Will my beauty mark regrow because it went scabby and fell off after having laser hair removal please can you answer my question thank you?
It may grow back but: Although it is likely that the mole treated with lasers may grow back. This is because lasers can rejuvenate the skin cells and that can cause recurrence of the mole. But that does not mean every single mole removed with laser will grow back. So to answer your question sometime the mole may grow back. If it grows back you can use sure way of treatment either freezing it or get it excised surgically ...Read more
Had a micro pigmentation beauty mark put in my cheek it left a little scab. The scab fell off and I can see the outline of the scab will that disapp?
Face tattoo: Why do you have weakness and breathing difficulty? Why are you on Isotretinoin? Why would you have an elective invasive procedure such as facial tattoo while on Isotretinoin? Were you not advised by your prescribing doctor against such procedures? Your healing is not predictable while on Isotretinoin. Follow up with your dermatologist to avoid permanent scarring. ...Read more
Hi I have 8 beauty marks (moles), I know that mole laser removal will leave a scar is there any other option to get them removed without leaving scar?
Depends: If you don't have healing problems, surgical excision by an appropriate physician depending on site. ...Read more
I have a beauty spot (mole) on my face my whole life, the last few years, it's become raised & changing around the border. See doc??
I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?
Have them examined: Any spots or lesions changing in size, shape, color, irritability (itching, stinging, etc) may indicate the site is becoming active. Should be examined by you doctor or dermatologist to get recommendation. Removal and testing may be indicated to find out what the changes might be. ...Read more
I scratched some of my beauty mark off and now it's lighter for a week now. Can I use hydrocortisone cream 1% to heal it quicker?
No products: No. Steroid creams will not improve new skin formation or return of your beauty mark. It is best to let nature manage this specific situation and to not use any products. ...Read more
Get it looked at!: Any time a mole starts to cause any tenderness it should be looked at and a biopsy taken. Has it grown in size? Are the borders irregular? Has it changed shape? Has the texture or color changed? These are all signs to watch for. I recommend having a specialist take a look if you are concerned! ...Read more
Mole: A painful mole may have been rubbed or caught on something. However, any painful or itchy symptoms should be evaluated by a dermatologist as these signs could indicate a skin cancerous change in some cases. ...Read more