(Closed) worried about punch biopsy scar…

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have a friend who had a mole that sounds like it was very similar to yours.  She had it removed, and all that’s left now is a very very very small white spot.  You don’t even notice it unless you’re looking for it.  She says having it removed was one of the best decisions she ever made.

Scar gels and that sort of thing can help the scar really be minimized.

Post # 4
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1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think a scar would be less noticeable than a brown spot.

Post # 5
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I had something similar on my chest. I think in the end it is better to have it removed and work with anti-scarring options rather than leaving it as is. To be honest I am really the only person that notices it, even my Fiance says he doesn’t see it unless I mention it.

When it is all over use plenty of fresh Vitamin E (cut open softgels) and Mederma for scars. I used both especially when the scar was fresh and it made a world of difference versus older scars that I didn’t treat.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Is your consultation with a plastic surgeon? I’ve had multiple mole removals and depending on the location a few of them were removed by a plastic surgeon instead of my regular dermatologist so the scar would be smaller and less noticable. Where your mole is on your face, you should definitely consider this!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I second MrsMcGyro-go to a plastic surgeon and review your options, especially since this is a prominent place.  I’ve had several pre-cancerous moles removed from my chest and back but when I got a basal cell carcinoma on my hairline I went to a surgeon who specializes in MOHs, which removes the cancer/pre-cancer layer by layer to minimize scarring.

But definitely consult a plastic surgeon before you have it removed. 

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