Hi Dr. Lam,
Thanks for all the great information on your site. I have searched all over the internet for helpful mole removal info. and have found more helpful, authoritative detail here than anywhere else - by far.
I've attached two photos of a good-sized mole near my lip. One picture is a relaxed face and the other is smiling so you can see the smile lines. Unfortunately, the mole doesn't line up with those lines. Anyway, wanted to get your take on potential removal options. My concern, of course, if that the resulting line attendant with a full excision will be more noticeable than the mole itself, especially considering the location. Wondering if a shave or cauterization would ever make sense in this case.
Many thanks for any thoughts you might have.
[follow up: just noticed that the pictures seem huge on the posting page, but you can't actually see the mole because of the way the software works. Let me know if I need to send the pics separately, or if you can in some way download the files for better viewing]