Do you have a mole that you don’t like? Moles can be bothersome for some people, as they can be odd shapes and sizes, and are often in places that you’d rather not have a scar. After deciding you want cosmetic mole removal in Los Angeles, the next decision is whether to see a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist for your procedure.

Generally speaking, a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon are equally qualified and skilled at mole removal. Both will send the mole off to a laboratory for close examination under a microscope. The key difference is that plastic surgeons usually have more experience performing incisions that can help minimize scarring for cosmetic mole removal. A dermatologist’s goal is often to simply remove the mole.