Flat mole on neck: Will removing it leave a scar?
5 months ago
i want to remove mole on neck ,it's flat mole,but i doubt,is possible remove mole without leaving scar? what's the best method to remove mole? laser or cauter? and by dermatologist or plastic surgeon? and do mole removal is safe and do not make cancer or anything bad? Thank you
Doctor Answers (3)
Our office specializes in mole removal. For moles on the neck, we recommend either laser mole excision or surgical mole removal. Both options can leave scars, but attention to detail can minimize scar visibility.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Any method of removing a mole will leave a scar! However, a shave excision will give the best chance of minimizing the scar and is the easiest and most cost effective way of removing the majority of
moles on the neck. With this method the mole is actually "shaved off" at a
level just below the surface of the skin. The tissue that has been removed can
then be sent for microscopic examination to make sure the mole is benign.
Dermatologic surgeons are experts at doing this procedure.
The easiest way to remove a mole on the neck is with minor surgery.
Any treatment will leave a scar but the neck usually heals very well.
A dermatologist or plastic surgeon would be fine.
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