What is Mole Removal Surgery? NYC New York NY

For some of the flat moles that occur later in life, a "shave excision" may be appropriate. This technique of mole removal is slightly less invasive than mole excision. Patients can expect a scab to form in the mole’s absence. This scab will flake off after approximately one week, leaving new, reddish skin. This skin will eventually return to a normal pigment within a few weeks and should be protected from the sun and kept clean during this time period.
In most instances, however, these darker pigmented cells are deep in the mole and shaving alone will still leave a dark spot.  Full thickness excision is the definitive treatment and is the technique that is most often performed. This method will also give the pathologist the best specimen to evaluate the cells for any pre-cancerous changes. Patients can expect to receive a few stitches with this technique and to schedule a follow-up appointment to remove stitches approximately one week following surgery.