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.

Doctor Answers 4

Does laser surgery leave any mark/scar behind ??

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.


All The Best


India Plastic Surgeon
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Lasers and moles vs surgery

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. 

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
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Cosmetic Mole Removal -- SEE AN EXPERT Dermatologic Surgeon

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
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