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Can nonsurgical mole removal treatments such as dermatend really work?

Can nonsurgical mole removal treatments such as dermatend really work?

Not well: These products are very unpredictable. Further, you do not know whether you're treating a benign mole or a melanoma. You will be best served from both a medical and cosmetic stand point by consulting with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for mole removal. ...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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What further treatments are required after the removal of a hydatidiform mole?

What further treatments are required after the removal of a hydatidiform mole?

Following HCG levels: After a woman has a D&C to remove a molar pregnancy, it is usually recommended that she go on a reliable method of birth control and avoid conceiving for a year. Serial measurements of the HCG level are done and are important to determine if the molar prenancy has been completely removed and then to make sure that there is not reocurrance, which is associated with a poorer outcome. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.

Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.

NO NO NO: You should not remove mole even if possible , always need biopsy ( histological examination ) to make sure is not a malignant skin lesion ( melanoma ). ...Read more

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Part of my mole has changed color after a laser hair removal treatment. Should i be concerned?

Part of my mole has changed color after a laser hair removal treatment. Should i be concerned?

Lasers and moles: The laser used for laser hair removal shines in the skin and the hair equally. Pigmented skin, like in a mole, will tend to absorb more laser energy that pale white skin, so color change is possible. On the other hand, if the mole was changing and you only noticed it because you had hair removal in the area, this should be checked out by your dermatologist. If there is any doubt, get checked out. ...Read more

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Hi, is it possible to remove big sized irregular shaped white mole present on the face. If possible then could you suggest the treatment name.

Hi, is it possible to remove big sized irregular shaped white mole present on the face.
If possible then could you suggest the treatment name.

Plastic surgery: It is best to try plastic surgery but see a dermatologist first to make an accurate diagnosis. It is important for dermatologists and plastic surgeons to work together ...Read more

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I have a small dark mole on my scrotum when squeezed it bleeds. I have had uvb treatment in past for psariasis and am worried it may be cancerous?

I would get biopsy: Although it may be a benign mole or wart, I would see your primary physician or dermatologist who will likely recommend a shave or punch biopsy to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Melanocytic Nevus with arch disorder and mild cytologic atypia of melancytes found from mole shave biopsy. what is the treatment for this?

Melanocytic Nevus with arch disorder and mild cytologic atypia of melancytes found from mole shave biopsy. what is the treatment for this?

Removal of nevus: Excision of mole is preferred method , it gives complete picture , not missing any area of potential malignant cells . Good news you don't have , but have atypical cells , so speak to your doctor for possible excision of whole mole and analyzing ( biopsy ) it. ...Read more

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Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

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