Cosmetic Mole Removal
Cosmetic mole removal is generally done by shave excision. This may leave a scar but the area would no longer be raised. The risk of shaving a colorless flat mole is that color may return. In someone with very fair skin, for example, a colorless raised mole may be less noticeable than a flat dark one, particularly on the face. In less cosmetically sensitive areas such as the back, arms, or leg a flat dark mark may be preferable to a raised prominent one.
Areas such as the chest, upper arms, upper back, and ears may be prone to hypertrophic or keloid type scarring, so cosmetic removal of moles is not advisable in these areas.