I have had this mole shaved a few times it is never really gone though and I think it is coming back. It is slightly raised. Do you think I should have it shaved again or cut for good? It is right in between my eyes so it really bothers me and I have even tried bangs but it didn't help and they looked horrible lol. People always ask my if I got a shot there or if I have a pimple.
Should I Have Mole Shaved Again?
Doctor Answers (4)
If the mole is growing back, certainly you can have the mole shaved again or for a complete removal you may consider surgical excision of the mole.
Shaving a mole
A shave is only a sample of the superficial cells and will almost always leave a some naevus cells in the deeper layers of the skin. I think you can have it removed permanently if you have it excised. There will be minimal scarring longer term.
Simple technique for mole removal
You may be a candidate for simple mole excision with layered closure to remove the mole. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
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Recurring mole after shave removal
If you're not happy with the results of the shave removal it's entirely reasonable to consider excision - although it could also be reasonable to have it shaved again, although a little deeper this time to prevent it growing back raised. Deep shaves are more likely to clear the mole more satisfactorily, although they take a little longer to heal and have a slightly increased risk of scarring because more of the dermal (regenerative) cells are taken from the area.
Generally I find that if a mole is very noticeable to you that you will find the results of an excision satisfactory, as a well healed scar is usually much less noticeable than a prominent mole. There are a variety of techniques that can be used to minimise the visibility of scars in prominent areas. Good luck with your enquiries and decision!