Flat Moles on the Face?

can flat brown/black moles be removed from the face using radiosurgery. Is this the best technique ? What are the other options that lease likely leave a noticable scar. These moles have been their since childhood and have not changed over the years. Any advise will be greatly appreciated

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Removal of flat moles on the face

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Flat moles on the face can usually be removed using a "shave excision" method. The mole is actually "shaved off" at a very superficial level just below the surface of the skin. This method is quite effective and leaves a minimal scar. The procedure typically takes less than a minute, and is fairly painless. The tissue can then be sent for microscopic examination which is important to confirm its being a benign growth. I would advise against radiosurgery for removing facial moles as this often results in greater scarring and leaves no tissue for microscopic examination.

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