I wish to remove congenital melanocystic nevus on my face. What do I do? (Photos)

Hi, I have a question and I hope you can help me enlighten my mind as to what would be the best option that I can do. I have a mole on my face, it is 2.3cm long and 1.8cm wide and what it to be removed. It has got hair but i usually shave it everyday. What procedure is the best thing to do and also if graft is needed. I want to have it removed with minimal scarring on my face. Thank you for all your help. Cheers!

Doctor Answers 3

Excision is really the only way to go with congenital hairy moles.

The scar from surgically removing a large congenital hairy mole is almost always better looking that the ugly mole. It is done under local and easy to undergo. Follow up about 3 months later with a little dermabrasion to help fade the scar is recommended.


Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Nevus on the face

You should consider a surgeon who performs excision of skin lesions on the face and performs flap closures routinely; You will definitely require a local flap to get the results that you are desiring.

Arian Mowlavi, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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For Best Results--See an expert: Dermatologic Surgeon

I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologist for a formal evaluation. This can be improved or removed with lasers, radiowave or shave. See an expert to minimize scarring. Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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