There are several effective approaches to removing moles and skin lesions on the face.
The traditional approach of excision of the mole and repair with sutures can be used, however it often leaves the patient with a visible scar along the face.
A modified shave approach where the surgeon removes just enough of the mole down to the level of the dermis has proven to be an effective approach for the majority of moles in Dr. Shah’s practice. Once removed, the skin will resurface where the mole once sat, allowing for a “scarless” approach to take place. This technique is not possible for all moles, since some may have deeper extensions.
Moles which require adjunctive techniques can sometimes be removed with the use of laser therapy to target the pigment and mole itself. Mole removal along the face is a delicate balance of removing the lesion in question while attempting to avoid scarring as much as possible.