Does laser surgery leave any mark/scar behind?

My friend has a mole on her forehead which she wants to get removed through Laser surgery but is afraid if it leaves any mark behind or not. Please advise.

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Does laser surgery leave any mark/scar behind ??

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Thanks for your query. Laser surgery does not leave a scar. It leaves a scab on which heal by itself .If you peel off it might leave a scar. Hope it helps.

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India Plastic Surgeon
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Lasers and moles vs surgery

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Lasers can flatten the mole. This will leave a scar, but performed correctly, the scar should be less than a surgical cut or scar. Best see a specialist. Regards, Dr Davin Lim Brisbane, Australia. 

Cosmetic Mole Removal -- SEE AN EXPERT Dermatologic Surgeon

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Anytime the skin is cut it leaves a scar.  You can limit scars with lasers if done properly by an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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LASERs and scars

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LASER is not a magic wand, its just another tool to cut or destroy tissue and anytime you traumatize tissue, you can expect some inflammation and resulting collagen stimulation which is scarring and hyper-pigmentation. 

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon

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