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.
Few topical creams, especially the ones used for hyperpigmentary disorders and contact dermatitis which are available at most of the medical stores with or without a prescription, are most popular and are misused by dark skinned individuals for fairness.
Most creams sold in the market for hyperpigmentary disorders, contain cocktail of compounds like steroids, hydroquinone, and tretinoin; the long term use of which can lead to dangerous health concerns especially when used by a normal individual.
Side effects may include:
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Dr.S.Nagakeerthana is a consultant dermatologist and dermatosurgeon.