Would you recommend I get mole removed from face by plastic surgeon or dermotologist? Want minimal scarring (Photo)

I want a mole removed from my face but am wondering if I should get it done by plastic surgeon or Dermotologist. Since its on my face I don't want visible scarring. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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Dermatologic surgeons have most options available to minimize mole removal scars.

Both a plastic surgeon and dermatologic surgeon can remove moles on the face very nicely but if you have a choice, I would always choose a derm surgeon since she/he will do great and know just how deep the mole is and offer options such as curettage or dermabrasions post removal to minimize scarring that others don't know about.


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Mole Removal -- Lasers, Radiowave, Shave -- See an Expert

There are many options for treatment including shave removal with laser or dessication will give improvement. Scarring, if removed by an expert, will be minimal and can be treated with lasers and microneedling. A board certified dermatologist or board certified plastic surgeon should easily be able to assess and remove this mole. Best, Dr. Emer

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