Avoid removing the mole if it is given as an identification mark for government documents such as passport, ration card, etc.
If you have tendency to develop keloids or hypertrophic scars then invasive procedures must be avoided.
Mole with irregular margin and colour should be further analysed to rule out melanoma.
Mole removal can leave behind a scar or pigmentation especially when it is big or deep.
You must follow up after suture removal, your dermatologist may suggest you topical medication to make your scar less prominent.
Remember, your mole can regrow from the little remnants which may have been left behind. Deeper moles have high chance of regrowth, in such cases multiple sittings may be required for complete removal.
Dr.S.Nagakeerthana is a consultant dermatologist and dermatosurgeon.