Is there any way to remove this mole? (photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Nose moles got to go.
Treatment options for nasal moles
- Observation alone: this mole appears to be benign and, in the absence of significant changes in appearance, does not require treatment.
- Laser therapy: this will lighten the mole's color but will not remove it. This is generally reserved for lighter-colored moles.
- Shave excision: under local anesthesia, the mole can be shaved off flush with the skin. This generally leaves minimal scarring, but there is a significant risk of recurrence.
- Excisional biopsy: under local anesthesia, the mole can be removed, and the incision is closed with sutures. The risk of recurrence is minimal, but there will be a permanent linear scar.
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