Moles are common small flesh-colored, tan, brown, or black spots on the skin. Moles occur when cells in the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. The color, shape, and size of the mole may differ. They may vary from small to large, flat to raised and light brown to dark pigmented or black in color. And some moles may have hairs.
Mole Removal Treatments
Mole removal is typically done on an outpatient basis. This procedure is relatively painless. Mole removal can be done from any renowned skincare clinics or hospitals.
Moles can be removed by following procedures:
Surgical Cutting or Excision
With this type of Mole Removal Treatments, a local anesthesia may applied to the mole. This mole is then cut out along with a small area of the surrounding skin, with a scalpel or surgical scissors. Some moles may have cells that have grown underneath the top layer of skin. Cutting these out may require a few stitches to close the skin, which may leave a small scar that will fade over time.
Some skin moles can be removed by shaving down with a scalpel. The area gets numbed with a local anesthesia before the procedure, and usually, only a small pink mark is left after the removal.
Moles that are non-cancerous and haven’t grown to the deeper layers of skin can be frozen off using liquid nitrogen. This type of skin moles treatment may leave a small blister on the skin. And will fade away within some weeks.
This mole removal treatment uses intense bursts of light radiation to break down the mole cells in the skin. Smaller, non-cancerous moles that don’t protrude above the surface of the skin may also be removed with a laser treatment. This method usually takes two or three sessions to eradicate the mole.
Laser removal can be used for harder to reach areas, such as on the face or ears, and can be helpful for eliminating multiple moles at the same time.
Can I remove my mole at home?
Moles can be removed at home however these methods aren’t proven to work, and some may be dangerous. You should talk to your doctor about your options before you try any home remedies for mole removal.
There are many sites offering advice on at-home mole removal treatment options. However, it is always recommended first to visit a doctor to determine if a mole is cancerous and to advise the best course of treatment. A doctor can ensure that a mole is removed correctly, with little complications and the minimum possible chance of scarring.
Mole Removal Home Remedies
- burning the mole off with apple cider vinegar
- taping garlic to the mole to break it down from the inside
- applying iodine to the mole to kill the cells inside
- cutting off the mole with scissors or a razor blade
- a mixture of baking soda and castor oil
- hydrogen peroxide
Pharmacies and online stores also sell mole removal creams. To use these creams, you first scrape off the top part of the mole. Then you rub the cream into the mole. The products claim that within a day after applying the cream, a scab will form. When the scab falls off, the mole will go with it.
Can a mole come back after treatment?
In some cases, a mole can return back after treatment. There is a small chance that some mole cells were missed and the mole grows back.