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Can laser hair removal lead to skin cancer?

Can laser hair removal lead to skin cancer?

Not likely: Anything is possible but laser hair removal has been very popular worldwide for over ten years and with the number of people enjoying it we haven't observed a jump in skin cancer. The wavelengths of light typically used for hair removal are in the range of 550-1100nm while those of uva and b, typically felt to cause skin cancer are in the 10-300nm range. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more


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Skin removal surgery--what skin can be removed and where are scars?

Skin removal surgery--what skin can be removed and where are scars?

Scar location: The scars from skin removal surgery depends on the location and amount of skin to be removed. The more skin that needs to be removed the longer the scar length will be. Scars are usually hidden in inconspicuous locations - along the panty line, the inner arm, groin, or inner thigh. ...Read more

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Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

It can: Liquid nitrogen is sometimes used to freeze off freckles by killing the pigmented cells. Any injury can cause a scar if it is deep enough so be sure you get someone who is careful and has experience to do this treatment. You could end up with a white spot instead of a freckle! ...Read more

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Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and remove moles without any scarring?

Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and remove moles without any scarring?

Without scars? No: Any time skin lumps, bumps, or lesions are removed (whether it be surgically, chemically or with a laser), it will leave a scar. If done expertly, and carefully, the scars will be well-hidden, and imperceptible to friends or casual observers. You will likely always know they are there, simply because you know what was done. Before you remove anything, always rule out skin cancer first. ...Read more

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I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove. Which procedure won't leave scars: cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?

I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove. 
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 cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?

Plastic Surgeon: They all can produce a scar. You want to remove the mole in its entirety to make sure the entire lesion is benign. Get a plastic surgeon to do it if you want to minimize potential scaring. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to remove mole from skin?

How to remove mole from skin?

See a Doctor.: A mole or pigmented lesion on the skin should only be removed by a licensed physician. See a dermatologist for evaluation of the lesion. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and moles without scarring?

Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and moles without scarring?

Depends on surgery: Your skin will always heal with a scar of cut deep enough to remove most moles, but the scars can look good and usually better than many moles if performed by an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I like to shave raised benign moles flat, they usually heal beautifully with minimal scarring. ...Read more

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Is mole removal blistering next to mole normal?

Is mole removal blistering next to mole normal?

Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red color indicates blood from increased growth or trauma. There are some growths that are primarily vascular and can be treated with laser instead of excision. ...Read more

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After the surgical removal of the melanoma, will I need a skin graft?

After the surgical removal of the melanoma, will I need a skin graft?

Maybe: The reconstruction after excision of a melanoma depends on the size and depth of the lesion as well as the location. Small lesions may be closed primarily while other lesions may need a local flap to close them. For larger defects, one may need a skin graft. ...Read more

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Does nail polish work on skin tag removal?

Does nail polish work on skin tag removal?

Not recomanded: Not to mu knowledge> skin tags can be removed easily by your doctor or a dermatologist, it should not be a home procedure. What you think is a skin tag can be a serious skin condition. Please let your doctor evasluate. ...Read more

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Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more

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Will removing dead skin leave scars?

Will removing dead skin leave scars?

Usually, yes.: But the depth of the dead tissue is the important factor. Superficial thickness burns, for example, do not leave scars (when properly cared for). Deeper thickness blistering burns can require skin grafts or heal like freddie kruger's face! full thickness loss require excision, and flap or graft reconstruction. Both leave scars, but plastic surgeons know how to minimize these! ...Read more

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How to treat skin after having laser mole removal?

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Post surgery treatme: If this was a simple shave removal surgery without stitches , i would recommmend vaseline two times a day applied. It should be covered by an occlusive bandaid. ...Read more

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How long will it take to perform a mole, cyst, lesion and skin tag removal?

How long will it take to perform a mole, cyst, lesion and skin tag removal?

One visit: Depending on size and location all three could be performed in one session .It could be done in less than approximately 30 minutes. ...Read more

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Can getting noncancerous moles removed prevent melanoma?

Can getting noncancerous moles removed prevent melanoma?

NO: It only accomplishes removal of the moles. One prevents melanoma by careful avoidance of sun damage as a youth (think of the teen years), not using tobacco products and having a negative family history. If you have many moles, it is wise to seek an annual dermatology consultation with biopsy of suspicious lesions. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Can laser tattoo removal  cause cancer?

No: There are a variety of lasers in use today, used to remove tattoo ink, and to treat brown spots, spider veins, wrinkles, and skin tightening. Some lasers are useful to treat pre-cancerous lesions. These lasers do not increase the chance for cancer. ...Read more

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Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Probably not: Most products only improve the appearance of the scar but do not totally remove it. ...Read more

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Skin cancer does skin cancer only come from moles?

Skin cancer

does skin cancer only come from moles?

No: many sources: Although moles may develop into skin cancer, it can take on many other forms such as an ulcer, nodule, cyst, plaque, cutaneous horn, papule and other presentations. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more