I had a mole shaved off my face. It is still very red 3 days later. How long will it take to heal?

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Redness is a sign of healing

The redness from a shave biopsy may take any where from 6 weeks to 6 months to go away completely.  The redness seen in the scar is usually increased vascularity which decreases as the wound heals.

Redness is a sign of healing

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The redness from a shave biopsy may take any where from 6 weeks to 6 months to go away completely.  The redness seen in the scar is usually increased vascularity which decreases as the wound heals.

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