Mole removal  risks mainly depend on the type of mole removal method the patient undergoes. First, mole removal may be followed by some discomfort that can be relieved with pain medication . Second, there is a risk that a scab will form or that redness will occur. However, such scabs and redness usually heal within one or two weeks. [ citation needed ] Third, as in other surgeries, there is also risk of infection or an anesthetic allergy or even nerve damage . Lastly, the mole removal may imply an uncomfortable scar depending on the mole size.