Perhaps you have a mole that needs to be removed because your doctor is worried about how it looks. Are you worried that a scar will be left behind? Or maybe you want to remove a mole for aesthetic reasons. Do you have concerns that you may hate a scar more than the mole? Let’s discuss whether or not you can expect a scar following mole removal.

Will Surgery to Removal a Mole Leave a Permanent Scar?

There are a number of factors that will determine whether or not mole removal leaves a scar and how visible the scar may be. For a small mole that is raised above the surface of the skin, there should be little scarring. The scar would be very thin and hardly visible to someone who wasn’t making a close inspection of your face.

The larger the mole, the more like there is to be some scarring, but it should still be a thin scar. Also, if the mole is flat against the skin, it is more likely to leave a scar. Removing cancerous or precancerous moles also increases the risk of scarring. You don’t want to take a chance of leaving any cancer on the skin.

So the short answer is that, yes, facial mole removal is likely to leave a scar. However, if you go to a skilled surgeon with the right equipment, the scar will be minimal and barely noticeable. The only exception would be the removal of a large and malignant mole where the surrounding tissue must be removed to prevent spread.

Where Can You Find Skilled Mole Removal on Long Island?

Again, the secret to minimizing scarring is finding the right surgeon at the right facility. Dr. Alex at NY Face Place is a talented surgeon, operating with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. When you trust NY Face Place in Mineola for your mole removal surgery, you can be confident that you will experience minimal scarring.

Contact us today at 516.294.9454 to learn more or to schedule an appointment. A consultation can provide you more information about your particular mole and any risks associated with removing it. Once you are confident that you are in good hands, Dr. Alex will make sure that the procedure is quick and painless. You’ll be back to admiring your face in no time, but now, without that mole!