I removed a Mole using Apple Cider Vinegar. Now I have a pink scar/crater. What will make this scar look normal again? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Burned off my own forhead mole!
You have a chemical burn on your face from the vinegar.
The 'crater' is where your skin was burned deepest.
The pink color is from new blood vessels trying to heal the burn.
The brown is post-traumatic hyper-pigmentation in the less deeply burned skin.
The brown comes from over-active melanocytes, making melanin.
Surgery is not a do-it-yourself hobby - unless you are a trained surgeon.
Leave your burn alone. Apply a little Aquaphor if it is dry. Protect it from the sun.
In six months, see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon if you wish to try to improve the scar.
But no one can erase this scar from your face.
I am REALLY sorry this happened. Please please don't do it again!
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