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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. 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


Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Will smoking affect my recovery scar revision & mole removal?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Will smoking affect my recovery scar revision & mole removal?

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 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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Will a laser procedure remove hiperpigmentation and light rolling scars?

Will a laser procedure remove hiperpigmentation and light rolling scars?

Noninvasive therapy: All non invasive therapies have VERY limited results, that is why they are 'non invasive'... If you are looking for minimal to less than modest results than these therapies are for you, but they have a costs $$$$. Just be careful out there... ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Will dermatop cream work on hypertrophic scars after scar revision surgery?

Will dermatop cream work on hypertrophic scars after scar revision surgery?

Cream for scars: Cortisone creams are often used to treat scars. You should have your scar evaluated by a dermatologist to see if this cream will help. ...Read more

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Will I need time off work after scar revision & mole removal?

Will I need time off work after scar revision & mole removal?

Probably not: This depends entirely on the size of the surgery, the location of the surgery and the type of work you do. Your surgeon can give you an answer specific to your particular situation. Scar revision of a small facial scar is unlikely to require time off from a telemarketing job, for example, but would probably delay the return to work of a television anchor woman. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more

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Would Mederma help with post mole removal scar?

Would Mederma help with post mole removal scar?

Many options : There are many scar treatments available now. The best is some form of silicone-either topical cream or solid sheet. The last paper i read that compared scar treatments had silicone as the best. Also it's cheaper then mederma and is sold at most major drug stores and online. ...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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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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When can I resume regular exercise after scar revision & mole removal?

Depends: Obviously, scar revision/mole removal on the hand would require longer rest of the hand than the same surgery on the face. Also, if the scar/mole was quite large and the skin was pulled tightly, more rest is required than if a narrow scar / tiny mole was removed. Ask your surgeon so that he can give you an answer specific to your situation. ...Read more

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How long before a scar heals after scar revision surgery?

How long before a scar heals after scar revision surgery?

Scars heal in a year: The healing process is pretty uniform for the first 6 to 12 weeks. After that there are ways to improve the appearance of a heal;ing scar. Pressue on the scar has been shown to decrease the risk of scars raising up above the normal skin. Medications can be injected into the scar and in severe scars/keloids, radiation is sometimes used. The scar is healed when it is no longer red in color. ...Read more

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Will my mole grow back after removal?

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Will my mole grow back after removal?

Usually not: Depending on how the mole was removed. If the mole was removed all the way through the skin, it will most likely not return. If it was removed by a technique called shaving, it might grow back. ...Read more

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Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Posible: Any procedure will leave a scar , some times visible , or non visible microscopic scar. ...Read more

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Easy scar removal - how effective is surgical scar removal?

Easy scar removal - how effective is surgical scar removal?

Varies: Scar revision is better for wider scars. I would wait until the scar matures at least 6-12 months after wounding though. http://www.cosmeticsurgerytruth.com/blog/?p=13810. ...Read more

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Will hair grow back after laser scar treatment?

Lasers for scars: Do not affect hair growth and your hair should grow back. ...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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more