Is It Safe To Remove Moles From Face At Home?

By | August 30, 2017

A mole on face might make a person increasingly self-conscious and could end up reducing one’s self-confidence. Hence, more than medical reasons it is removed to achieve good aesthetic appearance.

Whether or not, you want a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, the first thing you should do is to consult with a board-certified dermatologist and have him analyze your moles for malignancy and suggest removal procedure accordingly.

What is expected from the procedure?

For every mole removal from face, the desired outcome is to have a skin clear from any dark looking spots. Although most procedures will result in a scar, however, the magnitude of scar depends a lot on the skill of the doctor & several other factors.

Home remedies are widely used to treat a number of skin conditions including moles. A lot of them claim to have delivered fantastic results for candidates, however, their effectiveness is not medically proved. Discuss with a specialist before proceeding with home remedies for face moles.

We are going to restrict our discussion to home remedies in this article. In case you are interested in knowing about other procedures here’s a detailed article on facial mole removal.

These home remedies are unverified and their effectiveness is not medically proven. Use them only on benign & surface level moles in consultation with your dermatologist. Follow these instructions while using home remedies.

1. If your skin is sensitive, don’t let it stay on the skin for more than 15 minutes.
2. If it causes irritation, discontinue use.
3. Protect the surrounding area by applying petroleum jelly.
4. If a remedy has worked for a person, it doesn’t mean it will work for you as well.
5. The mole disappearance/lightening time varies for every individual.
6. Don’t rush into using other home remedies, if one hasn’t worked for you. Most remedies work slowly, so you need to be patient.
7. Don’t scratch or rub your mole while it is being worked upon.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is a widely used home remedy not just for moles but for a variety of other skin and body conditions. Apply it to the mole using a cotton ball and secure with a bandage. Let it rest for a couple of hours, remove the bandage and clean the area with mild soap and water. Repeat it twice a day for 1-2 weeks until the mole turns into a scab and falls by itself.

2. Banana Peels

Cut a small peel from a ripe banana. Apply it to the mole and secure with a bandage. Leave it as is for a couple of hours and wash the area gently. Repeat it for a couple of weeks before the mole completely disappears or lightens.

3. Flaxseed Oil, Ground Flaxseeds & Honey

Apply a paste of flaxseeds, flaxseed oil & honey to the mole, secure it with a bandage and let it rest for one hour. Clean the site with water and repeat the process at least twice a day for a few weeks. According to Top10Homeremedies, Flaxseed oil is good for removing raised moles and its application results in loosening of mole from the edges.

4. Iodine

Soak a cotton ball in iodine or apply directly to the mole. Secure with a bandage and let it rest for a couple of hours. Repeat the process for at least for a week or until you see visible improvement.

5. Pineapple juice

Soak a cotton ball in fresh pineapple juice and apply it on the mole. Let the juice rest on the mole for a couple of hours or until the area dries completely and wash it gently using mild soap and water. Repeat this process thrice a day for almost two weeks or until you see a noticeable improvement.

6. Frankincense Oil

Add 7 teaspoons of olive oil & one teaspoon of frankincense oil. Mix it and apply directly to your mole using a cotton swab or Q-tip. Let it rest on your skin for a couple of hours and get completely absorbed by the skin. Repeat it twice a day until the face mole is removed completely.

Will removal creams work on face moles?

There are so many over-the-counter products & creams available in the market but the ones worth using shall be suggested by a certified doctor.

Face is the most sensitive area of your body. Make sure you read enough information about the product, read through various customer reviews and make an informed choice.

What to do if none of the home remedies work?

A lot of these remedies take time may be up to 2-3 months in some cases to show any visible result. You need a lot of patience with this. If a remedy causes unnecessary irritation, you must discontinue use immediately and consult your skin specialist for the future course of action. There are chances that you might have to go for non-invasive removal procedures such as laser, radiowave or cryosurgery. Your doctor will give you a fair idea about this.

All circumstances mentioned above will only work for face moles located on the surface of the skin and are benign. Deeper moles must be treated with excision or punch.



You can try using home remedies on benign moles. Seek dermatologist’s advice before proceeding with them.


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