Mild Atypical Mole further treatment advice?
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Treatment of a mildly atypical mole.
In my office, for a mildly atypical mole we will initially not do additional surgery, despite what has been incorrectly recommended by Dr. Shureih. We observe the area and, if any pigmentation recurs in the biopsy site in the future, a very small excision is done (often with a small punch biopsy tool) for a minimal scar. We also follow all of our "atypical mole" patients by doing full skin examinations every six months. There are many recent references, including comprehensive reviews, in the dermatology literature to support this point of view. Any physician who treats all atypical moles the same is doing the patient a disservice.
Mild Atypical Mole further treatment
Atypical mole needs to be excised full thickness with a margin of normal tissue.
Will leave a scar. Scar is your least worry. Proper treatment is important.
When in Doubt, get a consultation--Mole removal: lasers, radiowave, shave
I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologist for a formal evaluation. This can be removed again with lasers, radiowave or shave. Any subsequent scarring could be treated with lasers, microneedling/prp and fillers. Best, Dr. Emer
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