Cosmetic Mole Removal
Cosmetic mole removal is generally done by shave removal. The spot is cut off flat with the skin. There will be a scar, but the spot should no longer be raised. The risk of shaving a colorless mole flat is that color may return to the mole. In someone with very fair skin 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 legs a flat dark mark may be preferrable to a raised prominent one. There is no way to remove a mole without there being a scar. Scars are most often small and flat. 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.