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A 39-year-old female asked:

I had a punch biopsy done to remove a mole. my doctor did not stitch it. will i be left with a hole in my skin?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: No and if 4mm or less then the scar will probably become invisible.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Biopsy : A punch biopsy will heal with a small scar . It takes longer to heal without stitches in place . See your doctor if you are concerned for evaluation.

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Last updated May 5, 2018

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