Red spots on the face that stay, not come and go

The person who sent this question was young, so skin cancer is less likely, but still possible. If red spots on the face last longer than a month or two, please see your doctor. And see them right away, if the red spots grow quickly. There are benign blood vessel growths called hemangiomas that occur fairly often on the face, but see your doctor. Many people don’t know this, but some melanomas (can be fatal), don’t have the usual color in them and are red or pink. Also often red are the other types of skin cancer.
Related reading:
•Tender red bumps – Is it body acne? See here.
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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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