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Flat mole on neck: Will removing it leave a scar?

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

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Mole removal on the neck

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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


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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How to remove a flat mole on the neck without leaving a scar

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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.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Mole removal on neck

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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. 

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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