I have a brown spot near my cheekbone underneath my eye. I have no idea what it is. I'm guessing that it's either a very dark freckle or a mole. I want to get this brown spot removed. I'm wondering what procedure or product do you recommend? I live near San Jose/San Francisco area. Which doctor do you recommend me to see? Thank you.
San Jose Mole Removal Doctor Recommendations
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Choosing your Surgeon?
Thank you for the question.
Check with the American Society of Plastic Surgery for plastic surgeons appropriately trained and certified in your area. This is a good place to start.
Next evaluate the experience level and quality of results by looking at before and after pictures and examining/talking to patients who have had similar procedures performed.
Once you have done enough due diligence research you will feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon you choose.
I hope this helps.
Suspicious pigmented lesions should be evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist
Any suspicious dark mole should be evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist. Punch excision is typically performed though a raised less worrisome lesion may undergo shave excisional. After the histology of the pigmented lesion is established and malignancy is ruled out, you may consider Nd:Yag laser removal vs. surgical excision.
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