Essentially there is no way of removing a mole that does not have the possibility of leaving some mark afterwards. Excisions will always leave a scar. Generally these heal as a fine line scar and, depending on the size of the mole, are often only a very few millimetres long. Usually such scars are not noticeable. Shave excisions can leave an area of slight textural or colour change afterwards, or even a small pale area of skin the size of the mole. Occasionally after shave excision the mole recurs and needs a repeat treatment. Very rarely a lumpy or keloid scar may occur, this is most likely after excision as opposed to shave excision, and is most common on the chest, shoulders and back.