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Black Freckle/Mole on Face

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      Hi all. I had a .06 melanoma removed in 2018 and so I am diligent about my skin. I am 49 years old. In 2019 a black freckle appeared on my face. Went straight in to dermatologist they said not to worry, looked like same pattern of my other (many) moles just darker. Over the course of the past nearly four years since it popping up it has grown slowly but remains round and small but definitely black.

      My question: I go in every 3 months for full body and always point this one out and am always told it looks fine. I even got a second opinion from different practice (and I go to top melanoma hospital in my city). All say fine. My concern is they are treating it differently because on my face because if it was on my arm they would have just taken it off the first time. They seemed concerned about the cosmetic fears of having face altered but I just want this thing gone but perhaps I am overreacting because of my anxiety.

      Would you just demand removal or trust that the multiple dermatologists would recognize if melanoma? Thank you for thoughts.

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