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White Mole On Face
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.
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
Remove a mole: Unless your dermatologist is concerned about cancer, the most common method is to numb the area with a small injection, and shave the bump off with a scalpel. It almost always heals beautifully and leaves a very small scar. It can grow back because a small piece is left under the skin. I evaluate all facial moles with pathology. ...Read more
You need a doctor to: Seek medical advice, as you can not safely remove a mole yourself. If you try to do so you can harm yourself as melanomas require careful diagnosis and proper management. Otherwise, you are taking a risk with your life. ...Read more
See dermatologist: There are 4 reasons to remove a skin mole. 1) the possibility of cancerous change occurring in a mole sometime in the future (a pre-cancerous active junctional mole); 2) a suspected cancerous change in an existing or new mole, where removal is diagnostic and therapeutic; 3) cosmetic reasons; 4) functional and anatomical changes occurring in a mole. See a dermatologist for assurance ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no:
It depend what was it if it was benign a good possibility it will not grow back IG malignant depend on what kind and how advance or deep it was
most of the skin cancer removed with clear margin will not come back except melanoma clear margin is not enough it has to be staged based on the thickness ...Read more
Jadassohn's: Nevus sebaceus. Just watch it. Junior will probably want it off when he's older. Any sudden changes or new lumps or ulcers within the lesion should be seen. ...Read more
Probably not: Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist who can more aggresively remove the lesion. ...Read more
I've had a large mole on the side of my head all my life. When should I consider having it removed?
Mole/nevus: Most are benign. If you notice it changing colors or shape it's time to have a board certified dermatologist evaluate the lesion. ...Read more
I've had a random mole on my head for about a year and a half, And then I got a random black blemish a week ago but it went away?
Dermatologist: Please have the mole checked by a Dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a white mole on my head. I have had it for over six months. And feels like it is bigger than when i first noticed. Shoyld i be concerned?
Yes: If it is a changing growing mole, I would be concerned and advise that you see a dermatologist for an evaluation and recommendation. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the size, type, and location of the mole, different treatments may be available. In some cases, it can be surgically removed. If it is too large for traditional excision, local flaps or tissue expansion may be needed. In some other cases, laser may be used to treat it. You should probably discuss this with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very likely...: You'll probably want to minimize scarring if it's in a very obvious area. For that reason, it might be worth consulting a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Remember that insurance may not cover procedures done for cosmetic reasons, though. Any mole that is itching, changing colors, bleeding spontaneously, etc. May need to come off for diagnostic reasons. Check with your primary care provider. Lg. ...Read more
Mole and haircut: Usually unless your doctors says otherwise due to the extensiveness of the surgury. ...Read more