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Mole Removal Scar

So about a month ago I decided to try removing my mole with apple cider vinegar. It seemed to work, but that little bit of OCD in me caused me to never be satisfied, as every time the scab came off, there was a slight bump where the mole used to be. I thought that the acv was not penetrating deep enough into the mole, and that was why it still remained raised, as there was some mole left over. However I did some more research and learned about hypertrophic scars, and that they form usually in high tension areas. This location on my face experiences a fair amount of tension when eating or laughing. Anyway, long story short, I kept applying acv to the newly formed scar about 2-3 times, trying to flatten it (this made a new scab form everytime). Until one time I went really hard and messed up the surrounding skin a lot causing it to scab as well. Luckily the surrounding skin has healed well, but still the location of where the mole used to be is still red and feels raised to the touch. Now there are many hairs coming out from the location where the mole used to be, so that might also contribute to my feeling of it being raised, but I doubt it.

The picture I've added is an image of the scar, right near the lip (I think it's fairly obvious, though it could resemble acne). This is about a week and two days after the scab came off, I've been applying my silicone strips pretty much 24 hours, and have recently begun using vitamin E oil and Cream as well.

Link: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/rjd0.jpg/

My question is: Is it raised due to it being a hypertropic scar? Or is it raised due to there being left over mole deeper in the skin? Also, if I leave this scar alone, and just keep applying vitamin E oil/cream and using my Silicone Strips,  will it flatten and revert to the normal skin tone overtime?

I'd appreciate it if anyone took the time to respond, I need some opinions.
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Hello,
There are many treatment options for such a scar like mederma (allium cepa), natural treatments like mucin from the snail helix, moist wound dressings made of silicone gel which decreases the prominence of scar over sometime, steroid injections, compression bandages, cryosurgery, and radiation & laser therapy.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Thanks for the reply, I think I'll post another image of my scar in a few days. This image will be about two weeks after a scab had come off of it. I've been looking into getting some fraxel laser treatment for it if I don't see any improvements in another two weeks or so. I can't imagine this scar would be hard to treat, seeing how small it is.
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Hi Jebtom.. i realise its a little late but just wondering if you ever managed to heal it? i have a very similar situation and want to know what my options could be. thanks
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