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Dr. Mark Pack
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Mole Removal (Definition)

Mole removal involves excision of a nevus. This could involve either shaving off a raised skin lesion or cutting out a flat skin lesion. This can be done either for cosmetic reasons (unsightly mole) or to rule out skin cancer. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone ...Read more


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Is a scab after mole removal normal?

Is a scab after mole removal normal?

Yes.: I always advise my patients not to scratch at a scab or remove it, as scabs fall off themselves, when healing is complete. ...Read more

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I have an infection after mole removal, should I ask dr for refund?

I have an infection after mole removal, should I ask dr for refund?

Infection after Mole: You may not have an infection. The normal signs of healing after surgery very closely mimic the same signs of an infection. Make sure you are cleansing the wound twice daily and applying an antibiotic ointment to the wound until it is healed per the instructions of the operating doctor. Also, you should immediately let your doctor know your concerns and return to him or her for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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My stitches are bleeding a tiny bit after mole removal. Do I need to get it checked out?

My stitches are bleeding a tiny bit after mole removal. Do I need to get it checked out?

No: It is normal for small blood seepage to occur after mole removal, especially within the first 24 hours after surgery. If pain, redness, or fevers, chills, or swelling occur, contact you physician. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a scar after mole removal?

How can I prevent a scar after mole removal?

Mole removal: Any time you cut the skin you will have a scar. You can minimize scaring by preventing sun exposure during the healing process. ...Read more

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Why is my scar still itchy 3/4 after mole removal?

Why is my scar still itchy 3/4 after mole removal?

Itching is normal : During the healing process, the body releases special proteins that guide the repair and remodeling. One of the side-effects is itching. This will slowly resolve. In some patients, this resolution may be prolonged. Steroid can help but ask your dermatologist first. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after having mole removal?

7-10 days : Depends on what technique and the location of the mole removal but generally 7-1o days. ...Read more

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What to use after a mole removal? Would neosporin be ok?

What to use after a mole removal? Would neosporin be ok?

Leave it alone: It is clean procedure , chances of getting infected is very low, most of the time will need dry dressing only. Speak to your surgeon , some times you may develop local reaction from Neosporin . ...Read more

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How long after a mole removal would a keloid start to grow? Can it take years?

How long after a mole removal would a keloid start to grow? Can it take years?

Unfortunately: keloid formation is unpredictable , usually will happens with in couple of months , and usual to from from keloids from old healed scars. ...Read more

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I received 1 stitch after a mole removal.My dr wasn't clear on aftercare.Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

I received 1 stitch after a mole removal.My dr wasn't clear on aftercare.Should I use Neosporin and bandage the wound along w/ cleaning w/ soap & H2O?

Simple is best.: Just a band aid with a spot of neosporin should be fine. No cleaning necessary. Keep clean and dry until suture removal in about 7 days - or sooner if this is on your face. ...Read more

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After my mole removal surgery where apparently a cyst was also removed from, my scar seemed to be healing fine until I noticed string coming out, what do ido?

After my mole removal surgery where apparently a cyst was also removed from, my scar seemed to be healing fine until I noticed string coming out, what do ido?

See your doctor: This string is probably a deep suture coming through the surface of the skin. The doctor or nurse will simply cut the suture present above the skin. The small hole left by the suture will heal in secondarily with no scarring. ...Read more

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After a mole removal 2 weeks ago and normal healing, now that the sutures are out I have a pimply, blistered, itchy rash around it. What could it be?

After a mole removal 2 weeks ago and normal healing, now that the sutures are out I have a pimply, blistered, itchy rash around it. What could it be?

Local reaction: Sounds like a local allergic reaction. Are you using any topical antibiotics on it? Any particular bandaid/dressing. Not infrequently folks can be allergic to adhesive material in bandages. ...Read more

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Do I go back to same doctor to get rid of scar tissue thing after a mole removal a year ago?

Do I go back to same doctor to get rid of scar tissue thing after a mole removal a year ago?

Good first step: I think that is a reasonable first step as this doctor most likely has your best interests in mind and is familiar with your wound healing now. If you are not satisfied then get a second opinion. ...Read more

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How to treat skin after having laser mole removal?

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How to treat skin after having laser mole removal?

Post surgery treatme: If this was a simple shave removal surgery without stitches , i would recommmend vaseline two times a day applied. It should be covered by an occlusive bandaid. ...Read more

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I feel nauseous and sick 8 hours after having a mole removal surgery, are my syptoms because of it?

I feel nauseous and sick 8 hours after having a mole removal surgery, are my syptoms because of it?

MethodOfAnesthesia??: It is not uncommon to have nausea after twilight or general anesthesia; however, if the mole was removed with you awake, under local anesthesia alone, your symptoms are probably unrelated to the surgery. ...Read more

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Can you blister after "dry ice" mole removal?

Yes: In fact it normal to get some blistering. Dry ice causes a burn like injury which helps to remove the skin lesion targeted. ...Read more

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What is recovery like after scar revision & mole removal?

What is recovery like after scar revision & mole removal?

Varies by size: Small mole will heal within a few weeks . Larger areas may require some restriction of activity to minimize scarring. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Nevi (Definition)

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