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Mole Removal Not Healing
Thickening: As long as thee is no redness or thickening of the scar, healing should progress well. ...Read more
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
Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red color indicates blood from increased growth or trauma. There are some growths that are primarily vascular and can be treated with laser instead of excision. ...Read more
I have non-cancerous moles on face, and I want to remove.
Which procedure won't leave scars:
cryogenic mole removal or radio-frequency mole removal?
Plastic Surgeon: They all can produce a scar. You want to remove the mole in its entirety to make sure the entire lesion is benign. Get a plastic surgeon to do it if you want to minimize potential scaring. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not usually: Do not know the size, time of treatment, or location of the removal. If the site is itching, stinging and very firm (ridgy or raised) it may be a reaction to sutures or hypertrophic scar. You should return to surgeon that removed the mole and have a complete examination of the site. They will help you with the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Smoking causes poor wound healing after any invasive procedure such as surgery, laser resurfacing, liposuction, etc..., including scar revision and mole removal, resulting in worsened scarring. In addition to lung cancer, smoking is also known to cause premature wrinkling and aging of the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not completly: If the scars r wide ; r of a cosmetic worry 2 u, c a plastic surgeon 2 c if u can b helped. The scars will still b there but may b less noticeable, no guarantees. ...Read more
What causes an ingrown toenail that has been removed after surgery to continue to be painful phenol was applied callus removed 10months post removal?
Ingrown nail painful: 10 months post removal can be due to few reasons. You may have regrowth of ingrown nail or you may have a matrix cyst formed in corner or slightly more nail may need to be removed to cure your problem. Either way return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Several millimeters: To completely remove a mole, one must cut into the skin as the mole may extend several millimeters below the surgace. This will require a stich. However, sometimes we only wish to remove the protion of the mole that sticks out and bothers the patient: in this case we can"shave" the lesion flat parallel to the surface of the skin. ...Read more
No.: Sutures should be removed at various times depending on their location and recommendation by physician and the would will have enough strength to generally remain closed but will not be completely healed. Complete healing and remodeling can take up to a year. If sutures are left in too long they become a source of infection as they represent a foreign body. ...Read more
If you removed an area, suspicious of having melanoma, by cutting or scratching, will it heal if it is malignant ?My dermatologist's assistant said that it won't heal, it would stay open/crusty.
after laser procedure lesion on face not healing underwent biopsy dr reported
very light pre cancer?
Full excision : The lesion that is not healing may be actinic keratosis which is pre cancer or mild skin cancer. It may require other forms of treatment such as complete removal physically by excision, or local chemotherapy cream. Not to worry too much if you have a dermatologist taking care of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi I have 8 beauty marks(moles), i know that mole laser removal will leave a scar is there any other option to get them removed without leaving scar?
Depends: If you dont have healing problems, surgical excision by an appropriate physician depending on site. ...Read more