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My mole scar is unsightly


QI had a mole removed recently from my chest that thankfully turned out to be benign, but now the scar looks worse than the mole did! It’s raised and bumpy and darker than the surroundin­g skin. Can

I ask my doctor to cut out the scar tissue?

AYou may have developed keloid scarring, which can sometimes run in families and is more common in people with darker skin. The problem with cutting it out is it may recur and be even larger. Ask your doctor if you can see a dermatolog­ist to discuss options such as steroid injections, impregnate­d tape or silicone gel sheeting to reduce the appearance.

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