i was born with a mole on the front of my arm (very noticeable) 6mm in width (side to side) 9mm in length(bottom to top) that im going to get excised.
i already have had one smaller mole (on my wrist) cut off then stitched by my family doctor, but it left a scar a bit bigger than the mole and a bit pink, he cut the entire mole out, so it didnt leave a "line" kind of scar (i suspect this is because the mole is small). the scar is now more of my skin colour, but still a noticeable scar (i can't remember but i think it took either 1 or 2 years!).
the thing is, i think this might have happened because i went swimming in my pool (chlorine based), had direct sun contact (it was in the summer) and did not leave a bandaid on the wound with polysporin, and i think i picked at my scab too (i only know these things now because i researched it! my family doctor never gave me specific instructions!)
my doctor said he would make two cuts, so there will be 2 "hairline" scar marks. correct?
now i have one i want to remove that has bothered me all my life. should i go to a dermatologist or my doctor for the removal?
and is there a big cost difference? my family doctor says it will be $70 and not covered by insurance.