I'm considering getting raised moles on my face removed for cosmetic reasons. I have provided a picture to give you an idea of their size (approximately the size of a pencil eraser each). What do you believe may be the removal procedure my dermatologist may recommend if I do chose to go forward with it? A major concern I have is that, if they are removed, will equally unsightly scaring will take place?
What Are my Options for Removing Facial Moles? (photo)
Doctor Answers (2)
There are a couple of treatment options to consider. One is doing a shave excision and the other is a complete surgical excision using sutures. I would recommend that you discuss these options with your physician. With either procedure a scar will result. A shave excision may yield a better cosmetic outcome.
There are many ways moles are removed.
I always recommend total excision so that we have a speciment to send for pathology for examination.
Of course this will leave a scar.
Some surgeons or dermatologists may shave it, freez it. also will leave a mark behind.
The question is what type of trade off you are willing to accept.
Discuss the options with your plastic surgeon or dermatologist