Mole Removal – The Truth About Scarring

One of the main questions about mole removal concerns whether or not they will be left with a scar.

The truth is that YES you should expect a scar – and be wary of anybody who tells you they have a scar-free mole removal technique or product.

All surgical mole removal will leave a scar. This includes laser mole removal, dermablade removal and surgery.

Now that’s out of the way, what sort of scar should you anticipate? Here are our top 10 points.

Mole Scarring – What to Expect

  1. Yes, there will be a scar
  2. Laser surgery (no stitches) will leave a scar similar size footprint to the mole itself
  3. Surgery (with stitches) will leave a thinnish line as a scar that will be longer than the mole
  4. Scars do fade in time and become less noticeable
  5. The scar is generally a lot less noticeable than the mole was – especially as it continues to heal
  6. People heal at different rates
  7. Scars can remain red for up to a year, eventually becoming silvery/white colour
  8. Fairer skin types don’t tend to heal well or quickly
  9. Areas where skin is thinner such as the chest area tend to be slower too
  10. Healing tends to be slower for smokers

Our doctors will give you an honest appraisal of what to expect if you visit us for a consultation.

Minimal Scarring Techniques

At Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery Laser Clinics, we use special techniques to minimise scarring.  We can never eliminate scars, but certain surgical and laser procedures and equipment can be utilised to ensure that scars are as neat and unnoticeable as realistically possible.

Before & After Results Photos

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Mole Removal

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Skin Surgery Laser Clinics

Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery Laser Clinic offer private mole removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol. Moles are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal; with trained doctors and surgeons. Our team of qualified and experienced doctors and surgeons also treat other skin blemishes, including sebaceous cysts, skin tags, warts and lipoma.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.

Treatment using  freezing, laser or surgical techniques is available at Skin Surgery Laser Clinic who have a selection of locations conveniently based in London and Bristol. All procedures are carried out by highly trained and experienced doctors and surgeons.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.