We understand how hard it is to live with a mark on the face which is a source of constant hindrance to your self-esteem. Even for a mole which consistently irritates and rubs against your skin or body, it becomes extremely important to get rid it forever.
When you are going for cosmetic mole removals, it is really important to know about various removal procedures and which all can bring the great results.
To a larger extent, it depends on the skill & experience of a doctor in removing similar kinds of moles. But before this, you have to be completely sure that the mole to be treated is benign.
You should make sure that mole shows none of the ABCDE characteristics and your dermatologist must evaluate the mole before terming it as harmless.
Non-invasive procedures such as laser, electrosurgery, cryotherapy etc. work best on benign moles and moles that are not deeply embedded in the skin.
People also frequently use home remedies and mole remover creams these days to treat moles at home. Be sure that the mole you are doing to treat at home is benign and not deep and speak to your doctor before trying any home solution.
People opt for at-home mole removal products because medical procedures come at a good cost.
The entire objective for a mole to be removed cosmetically is to have a barely visible scar which results in boosting your self-image and confidence level especially when the mole is located on the face.
Non-invasive procedures for cosmetic mole removal –
1. Laser mole removal
It is a great procedure for surface level benign moles. Laser rays destroy the mole and result is cosmetically pleasing results. Speak to your specialist about this. The cost of laser mole removal is different in different regions. Read this detailed article on laser mole removal and how much does it cost.
2. Cryotherapy removal
The mole is frozen off using liquid nitrogen. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at a doctor’s clinic. It is relatively quick and promises great results. Although, you may feel slight discomfort during the procedure but a long-term boost to your self-image is far more important than slight sensation.
The cost of this procedure depends on the shape, size, location of the mole on your body and more importantly skill & experience of the surgeon etc.
3. Electrocautery removal
This procedure usually involves the current flowing through an electric rod destroying the mole tissues.
As all the above methods are non-invasive and hence require minimal aftercare. It doesn’t mean that you can avoid following instructions given by your dermatologist. Avoid direct sunlight for a couple of weeks after any procedure or apply high factor sunscreen (SPF not less than 15) 30 minutes before stepping outside.
Home remedies to be used for cosmetic mole removal
We recommend speaking to your doctor before applying any of these home remedies. Despite having a lot of positive word of mouth, there is no medical evidence available confirming the effectiveness of these remedies. The remedies work slowly and are expected to show results over a long period of time, so you have to patient while using them.
Some of the popular ones include –
Crush 1-2 garlic cloves. Remember garlic has burning properties so make sure to protect the surrounding area vaseline. Apply the paste on the mole and secure with a bandage. If irritation occurs, stop using it. Continue for several days.
2. Banana Peels
Cut the banana peel into small pieces and apply it to the mole with inside facing the mole and secure it. Do it every day until the mole disappears.
3. Castor oil + Baking soda
A mixture of both is expected to deliver quick results than with castor oil only. Add a pinch of baking soda to castor oil. Apply it to the mole using a q-tip and let it sit overnight.
Before using any home-based removal solution always keep in mind if a remedy has worked for anyone doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you as well. Don’t forget to apply petroleum jelly on the area surrounding the mole to protect it from unnecessary burns. And more importantly, if application of a remedy causes continuous irritation, immediately stop using it.
Here’s a detailed article on major home remedies.
3. Mole removal creams
Most of these mole removal creams are marketed as cheaper alternatives to surgical procedures Talk to your doctor before using any of these remedies
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