two best options for removing your mole would be by shave removal or
punch excision. A shave removal involves tangentially removing the
raised mole at the base in line with the surface on the surrounding
skin. The risk in this procedure is that because the mole is raised it
has a deeper root to it and shaving it off may not remove it completely.
It may grow back partially and result in return of part of the dark
pigment. A punch excision involves using a small
tool to core around and deep to the root of the mole. After the mole is
removed sutures are used to close the defect. This will likely remove
all of the mole but it is possible you may have a more apparent scar. I
would opt for the former option and if any
of the mole returns you can always have it further excised later. Both
procedures do not take long to do in the office.
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Dark moles are usually best excised.
Excision of the dark mole and closed up with a couple of tiny sutures after dermabrading the edges would give the nicest outcome for roughly $350. Sincerely, David Hansen,MD
Treatment of facial mole
If you would like the mole near your eyebrow removed, I would say you have two main options. The mole could be shaved off, but it is possible that some of the pigment could remain even though it would be flat. The other option would be to excise the mole and you would need to have some sutures placed to close it. Either procedure could be done in the office fairly easily.