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Does removing a mole leave much of a scar on face?

Does removing a mole leave much of a scar on face?

Usually not.: It depends on where on the face it is located, but as a rule, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, the scar that results from excision of a mole usually heals very well and can be expected to be less conspicuous than the mole. Often it can become practically invisible. But there is always a possibility for a scar with which you might not pleased. ...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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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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Is it possible to remove a mole using just home remedies? if so how? and will it leave a scar? if so is it possible or how can I remove it? THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

Is it possible to remove a mole using just home remedies? if so how? and will it leave a scar? if so is it possible or how can I remove it? THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

No: The only way to remove a mole is with a procedure. The good news is it can usually be done under local anesthetic, and sometimes the scar is not very visible. Sometimes what looks like a mole can actually be a skin cancer, like a malignant melanoma. So if there is a change in it, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Best way to remove bad garlic scar and mole on face !

Best way to remove bad garlic scar and mole on face !

Professional: treatment. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, laser surgery can do rather well with minimal side effects. ...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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Can you guys tell me how bad will a shaved mole on my chest leave a scar?

Usually not bad at a: A shave biopsy is done in order to avoid a scar. So it should be free from an obvious scar. It does often leave a small area of hypo-pigmentation(lighter colored area). ...Read more

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I put acv on a piece of cotton and taped it on overnight to remove a mole but it burnt my face now I have a burnt scar on my face please help!

I put acv on a piece of cotton and taped it on overnight to remove a mole but it burnt my face now I have a burnt scar on my face please help!

Really a scar?: Is it a burn or a scar? If the skin is still open then it is a burn. I would see a dermatologist since silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream may be helpful for it to heal. ...Read more

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Can a mole that has been completely removed leave a hypertrophic scar the same shape as the mole?

Can a mole that has been completely removed leave a hypertrophic scar the same shape as the mole?

Definitely: On certain skin types (darker, usually, or genetically predisposed) and in certain areas of the body (central chest or upper arm or back) hypertrophic scars can develop after any type of skin damage, including mole removal. This can be treated with massage and/or steroid injection. Remember, unlike the mole, the scar will usually not get slowly larger and can never change to melanoma! ...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