Hi, Tucan Sam!
I had a stupid mole on the side of my nose. My dermatologist removed it by doing the following:
Tiny injection of pain killer (probably Lidocaine)
Surgical removal perfectly level with the regular skin using dainty scalpel
Something like a styptic pencil to stop bleeding
Dab of antibiotic
By the next morning, I washed my face and the tiniest bit of a scab washed off leaving a totally normal circle of skin (not even a pink spot!!!)
Now, maybe my dermatologist is particularly skilled but I don't think so. He's very young and was new to the joint practice.
Whatever you do, never let a stupid dermatologist use cauterization. It melts the skin and then sebum gets trapped under there forever! Still have an ugly spot on my cheek that looks like a forever-clogged pore!
Go to a good dermatologist and you should be fine. Get a referral from friends, relatives, coworkers or a nurse. Ask around. Obviously, I've learned some are competent and some are hacks.
God bless you, Sam!
Michele in the Beautiful Bluegrass
My nickname is Frenchie but someone else is using it so I came up with Annabelle on the spur of the moment