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Will this mole leave a scar ?

Hello I had my mole removed yesterday. Will it leave a scar ?

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Moles and Scars

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When the mid and deeper dermis is intruded with a scalpel blade or punch, a scar is inevitable with present day techniques. I would suggest keeping the area covered either with a membrane such as Duoderm or at least Eucerin Aquaphor healing ointment. Biafine is a good prescription product for this.

If, after 4-6 months you do not like the appearance of the scar,I would suggest you consult with a plastic surgeon or surgical dermatologist to have the scar revised.


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