A 32-year-old female asked:
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had a large mole removed 3 months ago and the area around it still looks quite discoloured/pinkish. will this heal better? scarred?

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 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.
Answered on Jul 7, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes. Yes: Pink color normal for this stage. All mole excisions leave scars. Amount of scarring dependent on patient age, body part and individual variability.
Answered on Jul 11, 2015
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
That's fine: It means the tissue is still building strength.
Answered on Jul 11, 2015
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Better to have area examined again....
Jul 8, 2015

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