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How long does it take for the wound to heal after a mole removal?

The procedure usually requires 10-14 days healing time.

Mole removal with a surgical procedure for medical or cosmetic reason will result in a wound. There are two primary procedures used to remove moles: the shave excision and the surgical excision. The recovery varies from patient to patient depending on the following factors: 

  • the patient’s age, health conditions
  • the type of surgery 
  • the location of the mole
  • the size of the incisions (larger ones will take longer to close up than smaller ones).

The importance of following your doctor’s instructions carefully

Your doctor will provide you with instructions on what you need to do after your surgery, and it is important to follow them precisely. In general, a mole removal wound will heal in 2 or 3 weeks. The initial care of the wound is very important for preventing infection and giving the patient the best chance at minimal scarring.

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