Mole removal for slightly raised facial mole? (photo)
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Raised Moles Can Be Removed Without Deep Cutting Or Stitches By Scalpel Sculpting
In my opinion and long experience, the answer to which method is preferable for aesthetically removing raised moles, as in this case, would be Scalpel Sculpting followed by Dermaplaning if necessary.
Although removing moles by any method from the face is likely to leave a small scar, scalpel sculpting, which involves no deep cutting or stitches has, in my experience, proven quite successful for achieving gratifying aesthetic results while leaving little, or often barely perceptible, scars.
The technique, which I have been using for thirty years, involves "scultping the mole" off from the surrounding skin in a tangential fashion (i.e. not cutting deeply into the skin). Deep cutting will inevitably result in a scar, while superficial (horizontal) removal in this fashion largely avoids this. Elliptical and fusiform simply describe the resulting shape of a wound excision after cutting them out deeply and before the placement of the sutures.
- As an important aside, destructive modalities to simply destroy the mole, e.g. lasers, electrocautery, electrodessication or cryosurgery should not be performed since these simply destroy all the mole tissue and do not permit a small specimen to be sent to the lab to ensure that the mole removed was entirely benign.
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Best method of removal for a slightly raised facial mole
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The mole on your face can easily be removed by shaving it flat so there would be no stitches involved in its removal. Because it is a pigmented mole, there is a strong possibility that the black color could recur after the mole was removed. Please find a board certified dermatologist in your area for the best cosmetic results.
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