A 41-year-old member asked:
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when removing a body mole how long does it take to heal ?

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Dr. Susanne Gee
26 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 it cauterized or were sutures used? What part of the body is the mole located? If it is small and shave removed, it could heal in two weeks. If it is large, excised and on the lower leg, it could take as long as 2 months.
Answered on Sep 6, 2013

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Dr. Tara Passow
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Depends on method: Moles can be removed by shave or saucerization and the wound is allowed to heal, sort of like a scraped knee. Another method is to cut deeper and then ... Read More

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