I have a raised age spot on my cheek. It is about the size of a pencil top. Can laser remove the spot and make it flat so that it is even with the rest of my face? Or do I do laser and then sand or scrape the raised spot to make it flat? How much will it cost to remove the one spot?
Can Laser Remove a Raised Age Spot? If So, How Much Will It Cost Me?
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Raised "age spots" need to be examined by your Dermatologist.
Raised age spots can be harmless or cancerous and need to be examined by your derm doc which they can treat right then in most cases.
Raised age spots likely represent seborrheic keratosis or even malignant melanoma. Raised pigmented lesions should be evaluated and biopsied if necessary. Lasers are not the recommended treatment for these lesions. A skin specialist or dermatologist can assist in removing these lesions after the appropriate diagnosis has been made.
A raised age spot is not an age spot but rather a benign or malignant tumor
A raised age spot is not an age spot but rather a benign or malignant tumor. Before thinking about how to treat the lesion needs a diagnosis. See a board certified Dermatologist.
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Evaluation and treatment of raised "Age Spot"
It is advisable that a raised "Age Spot" be evaluated a board-certified dermatologist to make sure that it is not a skin cancer. In addition, the skin specialist will assist you in figuring out the best way to get rid of the lesions, e.g. biopsy, cryotherapy, laser.
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