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Does removal of a rather raised mole on the face leave a large scar?

Does removal of a rather raised mole on the face leave a large scar?

Scar: It is important to remember that any surgical procedure will leave a scar. While a surgeon will try to make the scar as imperceptible as possible, many factors determine how a scar will heal. It is vital to keep all scars out of the sun or keep a high sunscreen on the scar for the first year after surgery. Massage and silicone-based scar treatments have also been shown to help. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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I have a raised eraser sized mole on my face i want to get rid of myself. My doctor says it's not cancerous. I don't care about a scar. Will acv work?

I have a raised eraser sized mole on my face i want to get rid of myself. My doctor says it's not cancerous. I don't care about a scar. Will acv work?

Apple Cider Vinegar: No, apple cider vinegar will not remove moles. Some people report that acv can help heal acne scars and fade age spots, but there are no reports that it can remove moles. ...Read more

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Should someone be concerned about a mole that became itchy, and fell off, leaving a raised, mole shaped scar?

Should someone be concerned about a mole that became itchy, and fell off,  leaving a raised, mole shaped scar?

Sounds like: a verruca, or wart. But depending on appearance, size, and any recent changes, it could always be a melanoma if it is a pigmented lesion. It is best to show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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I picked twice at new mole? on top of follicle. Now I have a small raised pink scar with hair growing out. Dermatologist already checked. Why raised?

Many reasons.: The area may be raised from many reasons: Due to the trauma of picking off the mole, from swelling or scarring. The mole may be returning. If it was brown before it may have depigmented. It could be something new and unrelated to the mole. It' good that you had it checked. If it is continuing to change, it should be checked again. ...Read more

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Will mole removal leave a scar? I have had a mole on my right cheek ever since i was born. It is very big and unattractive, so i want to get it removed. I don't want to replace the mole with a surgical scar, though. Does the procedure for mole removal lea

Will mole removal leave a scar? I have had a mole on my right cheek ever since i was born. It is very big and unattractive, so i want to get it removed. I don't want to replace the mole with a surgical scar, though. Does the procedure for mole removal lea

Any : Any surgical excision of a mole or any other facial lesion will always leave a scar. Bigger lesions will leave bigger scars. Scars may be favorable or unfavorable. Favorable scars have more natural color, are flat and blend in with the lines of the face. Unfavorable scars may be raised, irregular, or run against the natural lines of one's face. Plastic surgeons are uniquely qualified to asses a patient's face when removing cancer or moles and provide the most "favorable" scar possible. ...Read more

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Could facial mole removal leave a bad scar?

Could facial mole removal leave a bad scar?

No: Most moles can be removed without leaving a noticeable scar. It is important to understand tension lines in the face and plan the removal properly. A facial plastic surgeon is an expert in this area. The american academy of facial plastic surgery www.Aafprs.Org is a good resource to find a surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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I have bunch of moles all over my face, they really bother, they're all small and flat, if i had laser mole removal, will i end up with scars on my face?

I have bunch of moles all over my face, they really bother, they're all small and flat, if i had laser mole removal, will i end up with scars on my face?

Possibly : It depends on what type of skin lesions these are. It is best to see a dermatologist. Some lesions will respond to topical creams or can be 'frozen'. These treatments typically leave less scar. However, some will require excision (cutting) and this will leave a small scar for each area. You can minimize scarring by always wearing sunscreen/avoiding excessive sunlight to your face. ...Read more

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


Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Nevi (Definition)

Nevi is a clinical finding for a pigmented area of skin, such as ...Read more