(Closed) mole removal- uncertain

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@dressme3:  I had one surgically (it’s really not surgery, as I’m sure you know) on my chest because it was rubbing on my bra and annoying me.  There is a scar there now, but with it’s locaton it doesn’t bother me in the least.  And the pain when it was removed and in the following days was NOTHING.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I havent tried them but I have had a mole removed and I cant even see my scar…. besides you could always cover it up with a little make up

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@dressme3:  As far as I know there aren’t any creams that work for mole removal.  If it’s not discolored, I’d say leave it since your guy loves it.  And if it looks suspicious or skin cancer runs in your family, then have it removed.  Doctors are good at removing for minimal scarring and Mederma is fantastic at reducing the appearance of scars.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I had one on my back removed at the doctor’s office on a routine doctor’s visit. I got stitches and I have a scar. You might want to go see a dermatologist if you are concerned about scaring. They’d do a better job than a family doctor like mine did.

 

They are experienced with this.  Then they can send it out for testing, which is typically a normal procedure, just to make sure it’s not cancer or anything.  I wouldn’t go about doing it yourself. No way.  Go see a professional  [ you have to get so deep under it for it to be removed without it causing future problems or issues ]

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

@dressme3:  No, you’ll want to see a dermatologist, not a plastic surgeon.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@rickhurst35:  I had the same experience with a mole on my back.

If it’s not raised you could try laser.  I had laser done to remove my underarm hair and one of the (unfortunate to me) side effects was fading a beauty mark I have on one of my underarms.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have had several removed to be checked for safety.  Definitely see a derm if you don’t want a scar!  I had some done by a derm and some done by a GP and I have huge scars from the ones the GP did.  I have a scar on my chest from the GP doing it that looks funky- it is like a huge round circle scar :/  I am okay with it because it is part of my story, but, definitely given the choice in the future I will opt only to see a derm for it.  My derm scars are way less obvious.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are puting it off because of fear of discomfort, ask for EMLA cream to be applied first. It numbs the skin so you don’t even feel the local anaesthetic.

I had a mole all my life above my upper lip and finally made the decision to have it removed and wish I had done so years ago.

I did go to a plastic surgeon as they do have special training in fine suturing to minimize scarring.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve  had two “suspicious” moles removed from my back. They offered to schedule me with a plastic surgeon or the main dr of the practice, but I didn’t really care. The resident removed them both, and two years later i can feel a bit of a scar, but I don’t think it’s obvious to most people that its there.

Post # 14
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Honey bee

@rickhurst35:  Actually, my dermatologist referred me to a plastic surgeon to have one of mine removed. Because of it’s location they wanted minimum scarring and thats why a dermatologist is sometimes brought in.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

The dermatogists are very skilled, so I would just have them do it and not a GP (and not DIY- the derm can test it anyways to make sure you don’t have any abnormal cells which is always a safe thing to know about). I have had 4 family members get cancerous moles removed and yes there were scars at first, but they fade pretty quickly and if the surgeon is skilled and/or the mole is smallish there will be little scarring. My friend had a mole (not cancer) removed from her face and there is no scar at all. I had to have a fishhook cut out of my cheek and the cut was about an inch and a half, but I have NO scar now because they closed it with medical superglue instead of stiches :). I’m sure you could cover any residual scarring with makeup for your wedding in the case that a scar happened.

I second what others are saying-Mederma works really well…I had to remove my navel piercing because I can’t help but sleep on my stomach and that led to it getting ripped and the piercing would never heal. The scar was pretty noticeable at first- it was a bump and purple colored. I even waited longer than one should to begin using Mederma for the most effectiveness AND I used Mederma for maybe a month at most and even after I stopped being diligent about it, the scar disappeared:).

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a mole removed on my chest when I was in high school because it was abnormal, but too small to biopsy so they just took the whole thing. Mine did leave a pretty large/noticeable scar because I was unaware at the time that I keloid. My scar is right on the middle of my chest and you can see every little stitch bump. I’ve used mederma and various other products, but what really worked was time. After about 10 years it’s finally faded to be less visible than it was, and also flatter and less painful.

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