Dark spot after shave biopsy? Could remnants be left behind. Does this affect staging? (photo)

I got a mole removed 2 days ago cause it looked odd, When he looked under a dermascope, there are no signs of blue halo, pigment regression and cell movement is slow, just that pigment is clustered with some speckling. (Is that a good sign btw?) He did a shave and I asked why, he said he didn't want to do any unnecessary skin removal. This isn't best method because the pathologist can have difficulty diagnosing correct depth. I looked back at my mole and see and feel like he didn't get all of it.

Doctor Answers (1)

Follow up with your surgeon to discuss options


Remnant skin cells could be the cause of your discoloration. I would recommend a follow up with your surgeon to discuss your options.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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