for cosmetic reasons. shes 6. she has a mole on her face, that cant just be shaved off. it has to be cut, and stitched. i would leave it until she was older, but all the cruel kids AND adults in this world, and my baby wants it off. so, we would rather she has a light scar that can be covered with makeup, than a mole under her eye that continues to grow. it will be a great 7th b-day present for her next month.