I Had a Mole Removed from my Face a Month Ago and I Still Have a Small Hole?
- Asked by Expat1
- 7 months ago
I had a mole removed from my face and a single stitch put in. I kept it covered with a band aid for a week and the stitches were removed on day 5. I still have a small but fairly noticeable hole, right in the middle of my face. I have tried covering it with makeup but it doesn't help and just disappears into the hole. Will the hole heal eventually??
Scar after mole removal
It depends on the size of the hole you have noticed. You may still be a candidate for mole removal, so discuss this with your surgeon at your earliest convenience. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Divet after mole removal
You should not have kept it covered and should have kept it clean and gooped up with Vaseline, Polysporin, etc. What happens if you don't keep it moist is that a scar forms and fills in the hole. When the scab comes off, you are left with a divet or a tiny hole. If you had kept it moist, the new skin would have formed over the goop, and not created a divet or hole there. The hole won't heal and won't fill in by itself. You could have it re-excised and follow better postcare, but no, it will never completely flatten out.