There are three common mole removal options: a shave excision, a punch excision or a regular surgical excision. In a shave excision, the doctor will tangentially cut the mole off with a sharp scalpel blade. In the punch excision, the doctor will use a small cookie-cutter apparatus and twist the mole plug out. If the mole is larger, a surgical excision will be performed.
Surgery scar: Whenever you remove something from the skin, there will be a scar. Removing moles from the chest, shoulders, and upper back have the highest risk of raised scar formation, however, it can be only a very tiny scar and not so visible.
At home mole removal carries risks. Moles can be a sign of melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer. Removing a mole on your own doesn't allow you to get a qualified evaluation to ensure you don't have melanoma.