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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: DO, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: Corpus Christi Medical Center
Residency: Dermatology, Michigan State University
Treatments offered at US Dermatology Partners - Weatherford
Most popular answers from Dustin Wilkes, DO
This spot can be easily removed by a shave biopsy or excision. I would recommend consulting with a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your... READ MORE
While the spot on your finger does look benign, a definitive diagnosis cannot be made by the photograph provided. I would recommend you having a... READ MORE
As the diagnosis can not be made based on the photograph provided, I would recommend consulting with a board certified dermatologist. Given the recent... READ MORE
It is common for scars to look pink or red, especially within the first few months of surgery. Any irritation, including clothes rubbing on the area... READ MORE
Should I get a chemical peel with active mild acne lesions? Or should I wait for it to go away and then proceed?
Some chemical peels can actually improve your acne. This depends on the chemical used and the depth of the peel being performed. Consult with the... READ MORE
Given that the spot has not changed since childhood and is fairly symmetrical, it is most likely benign. However, if you are concerned about the spot... READ MORE
If your physician removed a lesion, informed you that it was skin cancer and it returned, then you should make an appointment to have the area... READ MORE
An excision could remove the spot leaving a thin linear scar and has a smaller chance of recurrence. A shave removal might leave a round scar and have... READ MORE
I would recommend making an appointment with a dermatologist in your area. He or she can perform a biopsy of the lesions if the diagnosis is still not... READ MORE
It's difficult to advise you on the proper care without having seen the reaction; I would recommend returning to the dermatologist's office and having... READ MORE
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