I have two moles on my face removed a week ago, and they aren't looking great. The doctor was very unprofessional. For aftercare, all he told me was to let it dry out to form a scab. I also asked him when I could go swimming again, and he said 'Tomorrow'. He initially told me he was going to suture them after excision, but instead cauterized both of them. I've been keeping them bandaged and moist with polysporin and occasionally coconut oil. Please adivse.
Are my Mole Excision/cauterization Scars Healing Properly? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Mole sites healing properly?
It is best NOT to let removal sites scab as this is what forms scars or divets. While not all mole removal sites need to be sutured, and it appears your site was shaved off so it wouldn't have needed suturing, it is imperative to keep these sites cleaned and well gooped up. I recommend keeping them clean with 1/2 peroxide and 1/2 water, and moist with polysporin. Do not let them scab. Swimming is fine if you'd like.
"This answer has been solicited without seeing this patient and cannot be held as true medical advice, but only opinion. Seek in-person treatment with a trained medical professional for appropriate care."
Have a question? Ask a doctor
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.