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What is the Best Treatment Option to Remove a Flat Mole?

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What is best method to remove a flat mole?

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A flat mole cannot be shaved off, so it would need to be excised.  A small cut would need to be made around the mole to remove it and then sutures used to put the skin back together.  


San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment options for removing a flat mole

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Depending on their size and location, most moles can be easily removed by one of two methods. One is a "shave excision" where the mole is actually "shaved off" at a level just below the surface of the skin. The other is an excision with suture closure which uses both dissolving and non-dissolving sutures to give the best cosmetic result. All methods of surgery will leave a scar but the trick is to minimize the scar using the proper technique.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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