American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

Facial mole removal

Hello everyone, I'm 23 years old and I have more then 20 flat moles over my face. They are small (2-5 mm) and doesn't extend beyond the skin. Is it possible to remove them without leaving a big scar?

Thank you

Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery
Location: Ternopil, TP - Ukraine

Replies 3

Sara Dickie
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. You have a very common concern and there is not a perfect solution. There is no way to remove moles without leaving a scar. Laser treatments do not often work completely and most moles like yours will regrow. Surgical removal is the only way to completely remove a mole, but that will leave a scar. It may be a small scar and very inconspicuous, but there will be a scar. For someone like you who has many moles, trying to remove all the moles will leave many scars and that will not be the best cosmetically. Some may heal well and some may not, so it is a big risk to try to remove them all. I have found that removing the largest 2-3 moles on the face often makes the other moles less noticeable. You should see a plastic surgeon who is board certified and routinely operates on the face for a consultation to determine the best option. I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

Sukhbir Singh

hi thanks for your query. As I see in your picture most of the moles are small in size which can be removed easily leaving hardly any scar which fades with time. also there are few larger ones especially 2-3 moles I can see very close to each other , so there scarring is a factor u should take into consideration. most of them can be removed in single sitting, recommend you to approach a board certified surgeon only for the job.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. It may be possible to remove some of the moles without scarring but it depends on an in-person evaluation of each mole to know what treatment path will offer you the best result.


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