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I have a red dot on my nose and one on my lip that seem as

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I have a red dot on my nose and one on my lip that seem as though they are permanent at this point. From afar they look like pimples or a cold sore but they are not scars or pimples or anything they are just small red dots hanging out on my face and I
have no idea how to treat them or get rid of them. I got a facial last month and the esthetician had no idea what they were or how to treat them. My only alternative is concealer. I hate them. Please help!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can you see the image?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I take respiridone.
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.

Yes. I got the image...although it is out of focus :(

That looks like a small blood vessel under the skin or, maybe, a deep glad that is infected.....hard to tell from the picture.

The good news? I very, very much doubt it is a cancer.

The other good news? A quick visit to your primary care MD, or better yet a dermatologist, will quickly be able to figure things out.

Does this make sense to you?

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