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Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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Need to know what this red spot on my face is. It's been

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Need to know what this red spot on my face is. It's been about the same size as shown since January - and appeared suddenly. I know I need to get it looked at but I'm hoping that I can get some information about it prior to going in.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

Can you post a photo on this page, or, if not, describe the spot in detail for me?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sure thing - here's one. Please let me know if you need a closer one
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Thanks--good photo.

This looks like a benign actinic keratosis and nothing at all serious. It can be treated with hydroquinone cream or with a chemical peel.

That said, since all I have to go on is your photo, you should have a doctor look at this directly.

Please let me know if you need any mor information.