Is the site of my mole removal healing properly? (photos)
Doctor Answers 2
Knowing What's Normal with Mole Removal--Follow Up With Your Doctor
A small, central area of hyperpigmentation is common after a shave excision. This is because the mole is actually "shaved off" at a level just below the surface of the skin. If the biopsy results show it to be cancerous or pre-cancerous then a second step, a complete excision is necessary to ensure its complete removal. Follow up with your Dr. Best, Dr. Emer
Your mole looks totally normal. A cauterizing agent such as silver nitrate or aluminum chloride is usually used to help stop the bleeding this can cause this discoloration.
No worries, it will get better!
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.