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how long for a removed mole to heal

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not long: Different people heal at different rates. It presumably pretty superficial surgery so it should heal within just a few days. The band aids are just th ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
25 years experience Dermatology
Depends: First, it depends how large the mole is. Next, it depends on how it is removed (shaved from the surface of the skin or punch biopsy or excised). Was ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Mole: It will take 6 months however it will look pretty good in 2 weeks.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
7-10 days : Depends on what technique and the location of the mole removal but generally 7-1o days.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: On size of wound, location. Best to get it checked.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
3 Month old scar: Are you sure there are not edges of the lesion still present? Or is this scar tissue forming. Best to see the doctor who did the surgery.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Oncovered generally: Once the area has granulation tissue and a scab is forming, or if you had stitches, and the area is clean, "opening it to air" with often promote fast ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
28 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Need to be seen: A mole that was removed and does not heal is suspicious for skin cancer. You should be seen by a dermatologist for an evaluation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Sooner the better: Especially with lesions prone to spread (metastasize) like melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma.

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