What to Expect Before, During, and After Mole Removal, According to Experts

For the most part, these moles are harmless, and can be removed if the person is bothered by them in any way (that can mean both physically or mentally). But sometimes, moles have to be removed if they’ve changed at all over time and a dermatologist is concerned about skin cancer.

Regardless of why a mole is removed, there’s more to it than just snipping it off with a pair of scissors (which, by the way, is something you should never do on your own). We’ve tapped two dermatologists who specialize in mole removal to walk you through why moles are often removed, how a physician will do it, and what to expect after. Here’s what to know.

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