I had a tiny raised mole removed 2 months ago by a shave biopsy removal (benign) and it's still reddish/brownish. Although it's not portruding anymore, the area is still not smooth as I would like it to be. The doctor recommended me to freeze it off (cryosurgery) to get rid of more of the pigment and I was wondering if this was a good idea? I was also wondering how long on average would the area be red and heal time? I know it's supposed to scab off but other than that, I am not sure about this.
Having Cryosurgery After a Shave Mole Removal?
Doctor Answers 2
It is difficult to assess this without a photo. It is also difficult to assess without knowing the pathology results of the biopsy. Typically, cryotherapy is not used to treat moles.
Shave romoval of a mole
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