Posted on: 7 October 2021
You more than likely pay attention to the spots you see on your face, so when you see one that seems to be a bit concerning, you need to get it looked at by a professional dermatologist. A spot on your face that seems to be concerning could just be a dry patch of skin, or it could be something else, such as a benign tumor or skin cancer. If you have a concerning spot on your face, be sure to have it looked at. Read on for a few treatment options that may be necessary.
Your Skin Cells Are Tested
Your skin cells may need to be tested depending on the look of the patch of skin. If your dermatologist thinks it is also concerning or appears to look like skin cancer, the skin cells will need to be looked at further and more in-depth. The skin cells are removed using a scalpel and the cells are then lab tested. If the cells come back cancerous, more skin cells are removed in order to ensure all of the skin cells are removed from the area. This could be something done in the office, or if too much needs to be removed, a surgical procedure may be necessary.
You're Given A Medicated Cream/Ointment
If your skin doesn't seem to look like skin cancer, your dermatologist may recommend a medicated cream or an ointment to clear up the patch of skin on your face. If it's just a dry patch, it may be something more like eczema or psoriasis and it can be treated with a cream. Continue to use the cream for as long as your dermatologist suggests, and let your dermatologist know if you have any other issues or concerns.
Your Spot Is Removed
If the spot isn't concerning, but you don't want it getting larger or worsening, you could have it removed altogether. It may just need to be shaved off—if it's an albino mole, for instance, or a mole that isn't cancerous but is still concerning to you, you could have it removed to prevent future issues with it.
If you have a concerning spot on your face that you didn't have before, or something that you had before and it's worsening or changing, you should have it inspected and treated by your dermatologist. Don't wait to have the spot looked at, or else it could worsen and more in-depth procedures may be necessary.
Reach out to a dermatologist for more information about medical dermatology treatments.Share