I have a red spot on my face that is slightly risen. Could it be a boil?

Author: Dr. Bobby Buka

This is a really hard question to answer, because sometimes seemingly harmless red spots that are not healing can be a sign of skin cancer, and also sometimes a harmless-appearing red spot can be something benign, like an angioma.

So, my best recommendation would be either to use our online application to submit your lesion for assessment, which is spotcheckapp.com or you can download it from the iTunes Store. Even better, come into a board-certified dermatologist and let them give you a better sense as to whether this red spot is potentially dangerous or not.