This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on mole removal, Dr. Lam’s philosophy, technique, and results regarding removal of facial moles, nevi, and other facial lesions. (Also see, Scar revision and keloid management forum.)
I have 2 flesh-colored moles on my face that have always really bothered me, making me feel very self-conscious. My dermatologist won't remove them, so I'd like to get your opinion about removing them. I had one removed from my nose 15 years ago, and you can see a slight scar, but it was by a dermatologist. See the picture attached, and please let me know your thoughts?
in these cases to minimize risk of scarring i would burn them off even though they may come back a year or so from now to a limited extent. that would be the safer and better option in your case in my opinion.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery