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.

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Will I have a scab or stitches, or both, from my mole removal?

Shave or excision? Moles are either shaved so that no sutures are used, or excised in order to prevent recurrence but will require sutures. In both cases you want to avoid scabs by keeping the wound moist with ointment so it does not scab and dry out. Both techniques can give an excellent cosmetic result but depend upon where the mole is. Read more...

What are some reasons why a mole removal wound doesn't heal well, even after several months? Not infected, just still reddish with scab.

Non healing mole. is it a pressure point? constantly being irritated? Follow up with dermatologist this week. Post surgery there should be appropriate healing. Read more...
Nonheal incision. Over the internet very hard to advise. Seek in person examination from a surgeon... Read more...

Hi there! I had laser mole removal just under my eyebrow last Friday and the scab has come off today. I was wondering how long will it take to heal?

Healing. Acute healing three weeks, subacute healing three months, complete healing two years. Use sunglasses when outside to present hyper pigmentation. Can apply sunscreen to area after 2-3 weeks. Read more...

Will I have a scab or stitches, or both, from my mole removal? I have a raised mole on the bridge of my nose, just below my eyebrow. What methods of mole removal would leave that area to scab over, and what method would use stitches to close up the skin?

The . The answer depends on your skin type and the exact location and size of the mole. If your mole is at the bridge of the nose, which is a "slightly concave" area, the healing tends to be a bit better than at a "convex" area of the skin such as the tip of the nose. If possible, i typically punch remove these and place a stitch or two. However, if it is small, a scrape of the lesion can be very cosmetically effective. I would ask your dermatologist for advice on this one. Read more...
Will have a scar. I would recommend an excisional biopsy of the area. The sutures should be removed on the early side (about 5 days) to limit the scarring. Unfortunately anytime you cut the skin you are going to be left with a scar. Read more...