Surgically removing a mole, either for cosmetic reasons or because the mole is cancerous, will result in a scar. However, the resulting scar may all but disappear on its own depending on such factors as:
the type of surgery
the location of the mole
You may find it almost impossible to see exactly where the procedure was done. Or, the resulting scar may be more noticeable than you’d like.
There are a variety of products and methods you can try to minimize a mole removal scar. First, it may be helpful to understand a little about how moles are removed and what the normal healing process is like. Mole removal is a simple kind of surgery. Normally your doctor will do it in his office, clinic, or a hospital outpatient center. He’ll likely choose one of two ways:
Surgical excision. Your doctor will numb the area. He’ll use a scalpel or a sharp, circular blade to cut out the mole and some healthy skin around it. He’ll stitch the skin closed.
Surgical shave. This is done more often on smaller moles. After numbing the area, your doctor will use a small blade to shave off the mole and some tissue beneath it. Stitches aren’t usually needed.