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Will i scar from a skin biopsy? i have a skin biopsy scheduled for later this month for a mole on my face. will this cause any scarring?

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
All : All skin incisions heal with a certain amount of fibrous tissue (scar). The good news is that the biopsy can usually be done with little or no noticeable long term scar.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 30 years experience
Scar: When a mole is surgically removed/biopsied , a scar forms at the site. Many times moles heal with minimal scarring especially those on the face. Talk to your dermatologist about the potential scar and best ways to reduce the appearance of the scar.

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