I had a non cancerous mole removed on my nose 2 to 3 years ago. The dermatologist cut it off and at first, it was a light spot almost blending in with my skin but then it turned back to being black. Now it seems I have the same black mole on my nose, its just that it's no longer raised. Is there any way I can get that removed? Should i go to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon?
Removing a Black Spot After a Mole Removal
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Sometimes if not all of the mole is removed, there is a chance for the pigmented cells to return. I would recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation.
Black Spot After a Mole Removal
Apparently when the dermatologist removed the mole there were still cells left behind. Sometimes if the cells aren't completely irradiated the mole will start to grow again. In this case you will need for the mole to be extracted more deeply to make sure every bit of the cells are gone. Just remember to have the extracted mole biopsied to make sure it isn't cancerous.
Black spot after nose mole removal is not unexpected.
It sounds like you had a mole "removed" by shaving it flat against your skin, which is a perfectly fine way to start to check the mole by biopsy, and also to smooth the cosmetic appearance of the area. Sometimes this spot never turns dark, but sometimes, it may. This is not dangerous. In reality, a raised mole is spherical, half beneath and half above the skin surface. The nevus cells that live in the center of the mole are pigmented brown, so sometimes when the top half of a mole is removed, these cells are exposed and can leave a freckle. This is not dangerous, but if the flat freckle annoys you, you may have it excised (with stitches) by a qualified dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon, or plastic surgeon. The quality of the outcome will depend on the care and skill of the physician.
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