Best Mole removal method ? (photos)

My mole is slightly raised probably around a millimeter, what would be a better method for removal, shave excision or a normal excision and can it be done at a dermatologist?

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

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I suggest an in person consultation with a board certified dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment options. Best, Dr. Emer

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Best Mole removal method

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It depends on several factors which would require an in person exam of your mole.  A shave can be effective for certain types of lesions, however, it will leave a circular scar.  Most of these heal well with no problem.  The other option is an excisional biopsy, which means cutting the mole out and closing it with a straight line scar.  Both dermatologists and plastic surgeons should be well trained for excising a mole of this size in this location.  Best of luck!

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