San Jose Mole Removal Doctor Recommendations

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.

Doctor Answers 2

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.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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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.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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