Will a mole removal procedure leave a scar?
This procedure usually leaves a small scar, but it is hardly noticeable.
Moles can be removed by two surgical methods, excision and shave removal using a scalpel blade. Non-cancerous moles and those that haven’t grown to the deeper layers of skin can be frozen off with liquid nitrogen. This type of mole removal may leave a small blister on the skin. Laser treatment can be used to remove the non-cancerous, smaller moles that don’t protrude above the surface of the skin.
The resulting scar depends on factors as:
At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital we are able to help individuals recover quickly from mole removal treatment and ensure patients make a swift recovery. In general, expect a mole removal scar to take at least 2-3 weeks to heal.
There are various methods, and preventive measures to avoid a noticeable scar, or to reduce the size of the scar, and it should be started once the wound is healed. The care for the wound is important to prevent infection and give you the best chance for minimal scarring.
Methods to use for minimal scarring:
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