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A 54-year-old male asked:

2 raised facial/cheek moles removed 6 wk ago by shave no sutures. small one healing nice. larger one ( 1.2 by 1 cm) still has indentation. doc saw me 1 week post says wait 3 mos before seeing him again. is the indent normal? will it fill in?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See different doc: Shave biopsy of a mole is a bad idea. Please see a dermatologist for proper evaluation of the lesions.
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Small scar likely: It is not uncommon when doing shave biopsies to leave a dent in the skin as one hopes to have clear margins of NO CANCER. Most fill in nicely with just a tiny scar but a deep shave will leave a dent even after it fills in. In a few months, it will be evident just how deep that will be. If it bothers you, can be resurfaced with laser, microneedling or chemical peels.

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Last updated Aug 26, 2019

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