Laser Removal of Flat Moles. How To Prevent Scarring?

t i just had laser removal of beauty marks and the doctor went a bit faar...i need help as the title says i just had laser removal of small beauty marks...but the doctor used more pulses of the laser than necessary can i reduce the possibility of having a scar...? i would like some good answers and practical ideas for better healing..thank you

Doctor Answers 1

Most flat moles don't scar with laser treatments.

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Fortunately, it is very rare to scar with laser or electrofulguration of flat moles as long as they don't get infected or you don't pick at them..Use your antibiotic oint twice a day and after one week start a medium cortisone cream, spf, and moisturizer. Don't be alarmed at the amount of scabbing that you will see.  Most likely it will heal great and you will still need your doc to do the procedure again in a month or so since it didn't remove the color completely the first time. Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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