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How can moles and birthmarks be treated?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Marks on the face are commonly called moles or birthmarks. Plastic surgeons term these marks lesions. A veritable zoo of different objects can grow on the face, from benign to malignant. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. Sometimes the diagnosis is so obvious that treatment can begin without a biopsy. However, if there is any question about what a lesion is, a biopsy is in order. A biopsy takes a piece of the specific growth and sends it to a pathology laboratory, where a pathologist looks at it under the microscope. Once a diagnosis is made, the lesion is given a proper name and treatment can begin without guessing.
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