Mole removal and scarring
If there are health concerns, Dr. Khalifeh prefers cutting the mole and a little bit of surrounding tissue and sending to a pathologist. Scars are also a big concern to many patients. Scars can never be totally removed, but often can be improved.
Scars can be improved by:
- Lasering: this is good for areas of texture change, such as acne scars. M.R. Khalifeh prefers the fractionated CO2 laser for this treatment.
- Cutting and revising using straight revision or Z-plasty techniques: this is good for linear scars or scars that are contracted.