Moles are dark spots on the skin that appear in various shapes, colors and sizes. You can find moles basically anywhere on your body, and they can be a nuisance. Some moles start out small and grow larger over time. If you have a mole that has grown troublesome and want to remove that mole, consider following these steps and mole removal procedures.
Here's our advice on how to remove moles.
Before removal, do the following:
- Check your skin. Take a look at your skin regularly and monitor any changes. This is important so that you can quickly spot cancerous moles. If your moles change in appearance, head straight to step two and see your doctor. When you notice new moles, be sure to have your doctor check them out as well. The doctor can differentiate between normal aging spots and new, potentially cancerous moles. If you have a multitude of moles or sun damage, consider having a full skin scan at your dermatologist’s office.
- Check with your doctor. Don’t remove a mole until you’ve had it looked at. Moles can be harmless, but sometimes they are signs of possible melanoma. Have any moles looked at before you do anything.
- Consider letting your doctor handle mole removal. A doctor can remove a mole by shaving it from your skin or with laser treatments. Of course if you're looking for natural mole removal, this probably isn't the way to go. Also, these treatments often leave scars, so if you opt for this mole treatment, make sure you can live with the scar that results.
Here's how to remove moles:
- Remove the mole with creams or lotions. There are several over-the-counter options of creams or lotions that can lessen and remove a mole. Start slow with these creams to test for skin allergies. Symptoms can take the form of red, swollen skin as well as itching or rash around the area. If any of these side effects are felt consult a physician immediately.
These products are made with a variety of natural ingredients that are aimed at reducing the size of the mole. The materials used work in a way that is healthy and safe when used as proscribed. Be sure that you follow the directions on the package before removing skin moles yourself.
- Try cryosurgery to remove a mole. Cryosurgery is a form of mole removal that involves freezing the area using liquid nitrogen to dry and freeze the mole off your skin. Flash freezing the cells will kill them instantly. The mole is then covered for several days and disappears during that time.
If surgery is not for you, there are some over-the-counter (mild) products that allow you to freeze a mole at home. But be sure to follow the directions and try to numb the area a bit before using the product. They can be painful to use.
- Try dermabrasion and chemical peels. Head to the spa for a facial and skin consultation. There are several options for treating and removing moles if they are small, so talk to your esthetician to see if dermabrasion or a peel are possible options for the moles you want removed.
There are also a variety of over-the-counter products that utilize these techniques to remove more stubborn skin moles. Both products use somewhat harsher methods to remove the blemish, so they should be used with care. Remember to follow the directions carefully when applying a chemical to remove skin moles.
You can also create your own skin mole removal solution. The following is an easy, basic recipe for removing skin moles. It contains ingredients found in most homes. For many, this is enough to remove skin moles quickly and safely. To create your own skin mole removal cream simply follow the directions listed below:
- Fig Stems
- Castor Oil
- Warm Water
Once you have these items, make your own natural mole removal treatment by following these steps:
- Choose one of the ingredients above to apply to the skin mole. Vinegar and castor oil are excellent materials for removing these blemishes. But other natural remedies include cauliflower, garlic, pineapple, honey, and fig stems. These, however, can take longer to work.
- In a blender, puree the cauliflower, garlic, fig stems, or pineapple. Apply the paste to the mole once a day. Over the next several days the skin will start to die and flake off.
- Wash the area once a day with warm water. This will ensure that the area stays clear of dirt and debris during the removal process. This will prevent infection.
It's possible to remove a mole anywhere on your skin by following these steps. With a little tough love skin care, you will be on your way to clear skin in no time. Be aware that scarring is a risk with any mole removal option, so follow the instructions for the procedure and aftercare to minimize the scarring before getting rid of moles.