Apple cider vinegar mole removal problems: Is it Safe to Remove Moles with Apple Cider Vinegar?
How To Remove Moles with Apple Cider Vinegar
This is our personal story of how we removed a mole. We are not medical professionals, nor should this post be construed as medical advice.
Mrs. Crumbs and I have come to really like using apple cider vinegar (ACV) for a variety of reasons, including a daily detox drink and as a homemade produce wash. We even figured out how to make our own homemade apple cider vinegar!
We’re all about using homemade remedies whenever possible. We’ve healed spider bites using a potato, healed acne with bentonite clay, created flea and tick dog collars with essential oils, made our own homemade bug repellents and even figured out how to heal gum disease naturally.
Today, we’re documenting an apple cider vinegar mole removal tutorial.
THE MOLE (before)
If you can’t tell by the look on my face, I’m not exactly thrilled to have these “epic” photos on the internet. But it is important to display the magnitude of how large this mole grew over the years. I’m also willing to suffer for the greater good of everyone else removing moles with apple cider vinegar at home.
For as long as I can remember, this mole started out as a tiny speck near my ear. Obviously it has grown substantially over my 30+ years on earth.
This mole constantly got in the way of haircuts and would ALWAYS get nicked by clippers. It also caused my hair to grow sideways – yes, parallel with the ground (which was very annoying). Just a few days after a haircut, there would be 3 or 4 hairs sticking far out of my head because of this mole!
To make matters worse, every year I went to the doctor for a physical, the doctor would always say “let me remove that for you” or “let me zap it!” No, thank you. It wasn’t changing color and having it frozen off my head didn’t sound fun.
“No,” I replied. “It’s not hurting anything.”
Wanting the doctor to leave “the mole” alone, I set out to find a more natural or holistic way to remove this guy. “How to remove moles naturally” led to all sorts of Google generated responses, from expensive topical creams to using alcohol. Apple cider vinegar mole removal is a pretty common one too.
Plus we had some high quality apple cider vinegar in the kitchen cabinet. It seemed to be the least painful method, so Mrs. Crumbs and I thought it was worth a shot.
A Quick Side Note on the Quality of Apple Cider Vinegar…
When it comes to natural remedies, it’s good practice to use the highest quality ingredients you can find, and afford. As the level of processing goes up, the benefits of ingredients goes down. So ideally, you want your ingredients to be raw and unprocessed whenever possible.
Adding factors like non-GMO and organic are good, but they’re not necessary and they make the price tag go up.
For this apple cider vinegar mole removal, it means using vinegar that is raw AND contains the mother. It’s available locally in most areas, but I’ve found the best prices online. As of this posting:
- Amazon – Viva Naturals is 42¢ per ounce and if you have Prime, it has free 2-day free shipping. (If you don’t have Prime, you can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial of Amazon Prime right here.)
- Thrive Market – The famous Bragg apple cider vinegar is 18¢ per ounce, but if you don’t care about brands, the Thrive Market brand is the best bet at just 14¢ per ounce. Thrive Market requires a yearly membership, BUT you can get a free 30-day trial here AND a free jar of organic coconut oil when you shop through this link.
Various sites returned different protocols and instructions on how to implement the apple cider vinegar method. Not wanting a band aid on my head at work, we decided that the apple cider vinegar mole removal process could be done at night while sleeping.
How to Remove Moles with Apple Cider Vinegar: Supplies
- Cotton balls
- Apple Cider Vinegar (see notes above)
How to Remove Moles with Apple Cider Vinegar: Method
- Dip half a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, saturating yet squeezing out excess.
- Apply the cotton ball on top of mole.
- Use a band-aid to secure cotton ball over mole.
- Leave the secured cotton ball on the mole for up to 8 consecutive hours each day.
- Continue steps 1 though 4 until mole scabs up and falls off.
Note: Although weak, apple cider vinegar is acidic and it may cause skin sensitivity. Using apple cider vinegar to remove a mole also creates a “wound” on your skin, just like a scrape or a cut. Treat it like a wound, keep it clean and use your best judgement as it continues to heal.
Doesn’t that sound better than having a doctor freeze it off? Mrs. Crumbs would apply the saturated cotton ball right before bed time and would remove it in the morning before going to work the next day. The first morning the mole looked “white.”
Day 2 of Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
The mole turned darker again during the day, but by day 3 it started scabbing up and “crusting over.”
Day 3 of Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
Day 4 of Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
After day 4, we decided not to apply any more ACV to the area. We weren’t really sure what was going on, but it appeared to be working.
Additionally, the area around the mole became a little red from the vinegar because it’s acidic.
One Month After Treatment
This method was painless. Maybe a little irritation from ripping the band-aid off of my scalp, or from the apple cider vinegar on the skin, but it was easy and I would definitely do it again.
Note: Although I did not experience any skin sensitivity to the ACV, some readers who tried this felt some burning and skin irritation. Using Aloe Vera or Coconut Oil around the mole before or after application of the ACV may help. If you experience pain that seems out of the ordinary quit treatment immediately and let your skin heal.
Here are a couple of shots of what the area looks like now six months later (with my hair shaved extra short so you can get a good look):
And that’s it!
UPDATE: Here’s another couple of shots, now 8-9 months later.
A funny side note: when I mentioned to a family member that we were going to attempt to remove moles ourselves, they were completely against it. Once we told them we were only using apple cider vinegar to remove the mole, their tone of voice changed and they figured “what’s the worst that could happen.”
And that was pretty much our view too, until it worked!
The apple cider vinegar mole removal process appears to be relatively safe, and you are not applying harsh chemicals on your skin. If you are looking for an alternative to mole removal, you might want to give this a try!
- Facial Toning: Mix 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar with 1 – 3/4 cup water (Mrs. Crumbs has done this and liked it.)
- Treat Sinus Infections: Mix 1 tsp apple cider vinegar with 2-3 Tbsp water, gargle for 30 seconds and swallow. Repeat every hour for the first 6 hours, then every 2 (except while sleeping). Repeat until symptoms subside and the body heals itself. (I’ve actually done this myself. The sinus infection took about a full week to heal – which was how long it took to see a doctor – but I was able to heal it myself and the doctor confirmed it!)
- Manage Seasonal Allergies: Similar to treating a sinus infection with apple cider vinegar, mix 1 tsp with 2-3 Tbsp water, gargle for 30 seconds and swallow. Repeat twice daily, or up to four times for more severe allergies. (Mrs. Crumbs did this and her symptoms were gone within two days).
- Rid Croup: My son had a strange cough that included no other symptoms. We waited for a week to see if the cough would go away, but it didn’t. It was harsh, loud and often. We gave him the same remedy as the sinus infection and his cough had reduced significantly within one day and was completely gone within three.
- Regular Immune and Detoxification Support: Heather from NeverLackingZeal found a way to incorporate ACV into her regular routine to boost her immune system and detox daily. Check it out right here on Crumbs – DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Elixir.
- Common Cold: Katie Mae at Nourishing Simplicity created a “knock your socks off” cold kicking cider. The vitamins, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients are powerful and WILL kick your cold to the curb!!
- Bug Repellent: We make our own bug repellent with essential oils (Note: I really like Young Living essential oils and this is why however, I understand not everyone needs a subscription. Plant Therapy are a great runner up. You can find their shop here.). However, readers have suggested that drinking just 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar on a daily basis has kept bugs away too!
- Homemade Conditioner: Just 1 tablespoon and warm water can replace your typical shampoo. Not only does it work, but this will save you TONS of money too!
The anti-infective properties of ACV are amazing! The studies on vinegar show that it can help with a wide variety of infectious issues. Anytime you’re thinking about healing something naturally, definitely consider apple cider vinegar!
I removed a mole with apple cider vinegar!
- I know it sounds a little crazy, but it works!
- Typically we make our own apple cider vinegar using this method, but for this home remedy I used Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar. (You can find it for a great price HERE.) I also recommend this brand and this one for their quality.
- I also recommend a little aloe vera or coconut oil around the mole you are trying to remove. This helps with any sensitivity you may experience from the ACV.
I LOVE when one item serves multiple purposes. Apple cider vinegar is no exception! I use it in the kitchen for cooking, but also homemade conditioner, a detox elixir, and now mole removal!
Written by Mr. Crumbs
How to Remove a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) at Home: Part 1
Here I am again, mole busting! It’s a long post, sorry. With some raw unedited totally natural and REAL photos (not sorry). If you haven’t checked out my previous mole removal post, take a look here.
I’ve gone for a different technique this time… unfortunately because Dermatend has been taken off the shelves (see why here). This one is completely natural and you probably won’t believe it even works but it does (I’m still in shock)
Please read the small print at the bottom of the page. I am not a doctor or beautician, just an average person with a mole who has tried a DIY removal experiment at home.
I followed the instructions and recommendations and IT WORKS.
So, I left the old ‘beauty spot’ on my face mainly because I liked it as it was unique to me. Plus, I wanted to see how the other moles turned out after I’d blasted it. I had a good think and I decided that the mole would only get bigger and bigger until I resembled that of Nanny McPhee, so, it had to go. By the way, my old moles have been absolutely fine, they haven’t grown back and I’ve had no trouble whatsoever with them. So, I plucked up the courage to zap my 27 year old mole…But the Dermatend I’d bought had completely lost its power, it did nothing at all to my ever growing mole.
I decided to look elsewhere. I did some more research. I found an amazing blog post by Don’t Waste the Crumbs. I was in disbelief. How on earth could a product which you could buy in supermarkets zap moles from your face for a fraction of the price of surgery?
My mole is not as raised and I was flabbergasted how easy it was. It actually worked.
I thought what the heck, I’ll give it a go. After having this ever growing mole since birth it’s time for us to go our separate ways. I read somewhere that someone said “raised moles” are really what most people just call “bumps on the face.” I’m sorry to break it to you but most people don’t see them as this. Most people see a big fat brown mole on your face. As you’ll see from the photos, my mole was quite raised.
I followed the instructions and recommendations and IT WORKS.
Mole Blasting Pt 1
I tried to take a photo for you every day.
When I took the plaster off in the morning my mole resembled something similar to a blister. Gross. It was white and much flatter. Yay. Take that Mr. Mole. The mole then scabbed over and turned black. Yes, ugly I know but it was worth it. The first time I did this I did this every night for around a week! I also zapped it in the evenings whilst sitting watching TV by just placing the ear bud directly on the mole soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar because the sides of the mole didn’t really get blasted with the plaster.
The third photo looks a little out of place but this is genuinely how it looked. This shows how it was actually sunked in the middle.
Having had a full on dry scabby face for about 4 days I could not resist taking a peek underneath. It was looking good! Please try to resist picking off the scab in the first few days as this will stop the healing process. When the scab came off the pigment had decreased from my mole on the rim of the mole. I was scared I could be left with a large pit in the middle of the mole. It was quite sunken but still had a scab in the middle, so I left it to heal. Once the scab had fallen off I decided to give it another little zap with a soaked ACV ear bud (last photo below) and as you can see it scabbed around the higher parts of the mole.
End Results Part 1
One treatment has not removed it entirely but it has certainly reduced it. The photos don’t really do it justice. My family and I are so impressed. My mole is not as raised and I was flabbergasted how easy it was. It actually worked. I gave it around 2 weeks to heal. In this time the mole flattened out again, not not half as raised as it was though. The colour had still decreased, almost to nothing but a flesh coloured mole. It resembled a raised round spot. It was much easier to cover with makeup. You can’t really tell from the photo but the height of the mole has decreased massively.
I am happy to give the mole as many treatments as it needs until it has gone completely. The Apple Cider Vinegar did not penetrate the mole deep enough and will need another session. I think the older and/or bigger the mole the more treatment it will require. Having had mine for almost 30 years it is bound to need a bit more work.
If your mole is flat but has pigment you may only need one session. My mum was so impressed she tried it on a flat mole on her cheek and it totally took the pigment from it.
Oops: I used an illuminating moisturiser under my makeup so the mole looks a little more raised on the photo (above: right) because of this.
Mr. Mole needs another blast…
See Part 2 here
I am currently on Day 10 of Mole blasting Pt.2 and it’s going very well. I’m still healing! The results are pretty amazing.
How to remove moles with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
What you need:
Apple Cider Vinegar (I recommend this: Braggs Organic)
Ear buds / Q-Tips (or cotton balls)
Nail File ( I used standard emery boards)
Spot Plasters (I used these)
Healing cream (I used this)
Grab a nail file and file the mole.
I found the more you file the easier it is for the Apple Cider Vinegar to work its magic. Probably because the surface has been scratched so it can penetrate the mole better. Try to file this evenly. I have read that poking the mole with a needle can also help but I
don’t recommend this.
I have read that some people surround the mole with vaseline (to stop the Apple Cider Vinegar burning the skin around it). I tried this but the plaster did not stick to my skin so I threw that idea out the window. I found the Apple Cider Vinegar did not burn my skin. I just had a small red mark from the sticky plaster but this can easily be covered with makeup and disappeared in a few hours. It’s like the ACV knows the mole should not be there.
Give the wondrous Apple Cider Vinegar a good shake to get that mother working.
I think this part is important because some of the strength sits at the bottom of the bottle.
Get your plaster ready.
I place it face up on the counter (so the white pad on the plaster is facing up)
Dip the ear bud / q tip into the Apple Cider Vinegar so it is saturated.
Gently squeeze any excess off (the plaster won’t stick to your skin if it’s too wet). It needs to be wet but not dripping.
Pull off the end of the ear bud so you’re left with a little wet ball.
Place the ball on the center of the plaster.
Line it up with the mole you want to zap and carefully stick it down. It does take a little bit of practice.
Sit back and relax.
You may feel a stinging sensation but this is good news, this means it is working!
I go to bed with the plaster on and I take it off in the morning (it normally has a good 7 to 8 hrs)
I kept on doing it even once the mole had turned black. Once it looked dry and sunken I stopped. If at anytime you’re unsure whether to blast it again it is probably best to leave it and see the results before blasting again.
See my Mole Blasting Part 2 results here
* DO NOT TRY METHOD IF YOU DO NOT WANT A SCAB OR POTENTIAL SCAR.*
*ACV is diluted acid so it could irritate or burn your skin if used without caution*
* Please research melanoma and get any moles checked out by a dermatologist*
I was fully aware that I could be left with a scar where my mole originally was. But to be honest, I would prefer a scar. It is recommended to visit a doctor to get moles checked out before getting them removed. Any questions PLEASE comment or email me, I will give advice where I can.
Dermatologist answers 25 questions about mole removal
Which moles can be removed and which ones should never be touched?
What is the safest and most painless way to remove a mole?
What is the best way to remove a neoplasm at home if you do not want to go to the doctor?
These and a little over 20 more questions are really heard by our dermatologists most often. I didn’t have to invent anything – the wording was taken directly from those letters that come to us by e-mail. And from conversations with the patients themselves.
The dermatologists of the Lasersvit clinic are always ready to answer them. After all, the better people understand all the benefits and risks of removing moles, the easier it is for them to protect their health.
If you have many moles, this does not automatically mean serious health problems. But you are at risk and you should visit a dermatologist more often. If you have few moles, then this, unfortunately, is also not a reason for joy – sometimes skin formations are in an uncomfortable place and interfere with normal walking or wearing your favorite clothes. In this case, the neoplasm will want to be removed as soon as possible.
But in order to decide on this procedure, you need to learn as much as possible about it.
We have prepared answers to 25 frequently asked questions and, most likely, among them there will be those that torment you too.
If you are not interested in general information, but you need recommendations for your specific case, then just call the Lasersweet clinic and make an appointment with our dermatologists. They will solve your problem.
1. Why do moles need to be removed?
The answer is not always obvious. Moles look quite harmless – they are just a few brown dots on the skin. Why get rid of them?
Yes, moles or nevi are benign skin lesions. They are safe. Most often it is.
But for a variety of reasons, for example, due to the large amount of solar radiation received during one’s life, due to solarium, genetics and other factors, moles can degenerate into malignant tumors. But melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers.
Usually a person with this type of cancer does not live long.
The main thing here is to detect the disease in time and then at 9out of 10 cases, the prognosis is favorable.
The problem is that “good” moles are difficult to distinguish from skin cancer. Moreover, there are also many types of skin cancer – three main ones and a number of less common ones. That is, cancer can appear on the skin as a simple, painless spot or resemble inflammation, a rash. It may be pale, or it may be dark, red or purple. May be raised but smooth or form a reddish, scaly patch.
Are you sure you can figure it out on your own?
To protect yourself, you need to know which moles to remove. And only a doctor can understand this.
For patients, there are several signs of skin cancer to watch out for:
- Change from round to asymmetrical.
- Bleeding or enlargement.
- Shade change.
- Changes in skin texture, such as flaking.
Does any of these items apply to your mole? If yes, then run to the doctor!
However, the threat of skin cancer is not the most common reason for the removal of nevi in our people.
Moles often appear on the neck, feet and in other “uncomfortable” places. Even if you just wear clothes or walk, you experience discomfort. To solve the problem, you need to make an appointment with a doctor and remove the annoying nevus.
The final reason for removing moles is cosmetic. Angelina Jolie and Marilyn Monroe have never had nevi on their faces, but not everyone is so lucky – some people seriously spoil their appearance. I want to get rid of this.
Some of the problems listed above may apply to you. If so, then contact a dermatologist and he will already determine which moles are best removed and how exactly to do it.
There are many people who are willing to perform a “mini-operation” on their own, at home. They find on the Internet special “recipes”, “folk remedies”, which supposedly should help with this.
Don’t do it.
Just stop for a few minutes and read what we are about to say.
2. Can I remove a mole myself?
We do not recommend this. There are several reasons for this.
Before removing a mole, you need to determine how dangerous it is. People without medical education will not be able to correctly diagnose, and the eye of a dermatologist with a 90% probability will determine whether the formation is benign or not. At the slightest doubt, the doctor additionally uses special equipment for diagnosis.
Another problem is the choice of removal method. There are many ways to remove nevi – from a scalpel to a laser. Only a dermatologist can determine which one is right for your situation. Tools for such operations are available only in medical centers.
The use of folk remedies to eliminate nevi is very dangerous. Especially if you haven’t consulted a doctor. Even with the removal of a benign formation, complications are possible – bleeding, infection. Often, scars appear at the site of the removed nevi. Often, self-medication leads to even greater problems than the skin neoplasms themselves.
Doctors, scientists do not know anything about the safety or effectiveness of home remedies for removing moles. No official research has been done on this. We don’t know about the potential side effects either.
Why risk your life?
Instead of looking on the Internet for ways to remove a mole yourself, contact the LaserSweet clinic. Our doctors will quickly and safely relieve you of nevi.
While you are thinking about our proposal, we will tell you which growths can be removed.
3. I heard that not all moles can be removed. Which ones can’t be deleted?
The answer to the question, “Which moles should not be removed?” The dermatologist will give you after examination. In fact, you can get rid of any nevus. But if there are no good reasons for the operation, then it is usually better not to disturb them. No need to be afraid that every mole will definitely turn into a malignant neoplasm – this is not at all the case.
We recommend getting rid of moles that are permanently damaged by rubbing against clothes or shoes.
Also, surgeries are often performed if the neoplasm has a bad effect on appearance.
Thus, with the consent of the doctor, you can make an appointment for the removal of almost any neoplasm.
Now consider how safe such procedures are.
4. Do you have any advice on how to safely remove a mole?
The mere thought of an operation causes terrible anxiety. Terrible images of severe pain and ugly scars on the face appear in my head.
Indeed, quite recently, a couple of centuries ago, all your worst fears were real. Yes, what can I say, the teeth were “treated” with huge forceps!
Now everything is different.
Modern methods allow you to remove a mole safely, quickly and without pain. For example, in our clinic, one neoplasm is removed by laser in just 2 minutes. It acts on the nevus with short pulses, so in most cases even local anesthesia is not needed. It is required only when removing large moles.
The treated area heals quickly. The laser prevents bleeding and disinfects the tissue.
To date, laser surgery is the most effective way to get rid of nevi.
If you decide to sign up for this procedure, read what time of the year is best to remove tumors.
5. In women’s magazines I came across an article that moles are not recommended to be removed in the summer. Can you tell me why?
This is a recommendation, not a ban. For the operation, you can choose any time when it is convenient for you. But doctors advise removing nevi in autumn or winter. There is a reason for this.
After the operation, it is necessary to cover the treated skin area from the sun for two months. Otherwise, ultraviolet radiation will accelerate the production of melanin and increase pigmentation. As you can see, there’s nothing to worry about.
In some cases, the operation cannot be postponed, regardless of the season. For example, if a mole grows in size, bleeds or is damaged. When this happens, you should consult a dermatologist.
6. Give advice on which doctor to contact to remove a mole?
You need to make an appointment with a dermatologist. This doctor studies the functions, structure and diseases of the hair, skin, sweat and sebaceous glands. It treats a wide range of diseases, ranging from hives to psoriasis.
We invite you to contact the LaserSweet clinic. If you want to know which doctor removes moles without pain, we have a whole team of such specialists here. Leading dermatologists of the country work in the clinic. They have already examined over 100,000 patients and will be happy to help you too.
While you are thinking about our proposal, we will talk about the dangers of removing nevi.
7. Why is it dangerous to remove moles?
The main reason why it is dangerous to remove moles is that they can be malignant and without dermatoscopy you won’t even know it. And skin cancer quickly metastasizes. Such dangerous moles must be removed in a special way.
Consult qualified physicians. They will conduct an examination, study the tests and only then decide whether an operation is needed or not.
Even in many beauty salons, nevi are removed incorrectly. Don’t just think about saving. Think about your health, about your loved ones.
8. I have moles on my body. How can I remove them?
All people have moles. Their presence is not a reason for panic. Moreover, most of them almost certainly do not interfere with you. Thinking about whether to remove moles on the body is only in a few cases:
- If they are often damaged.
- If they degenerate into a malignant neoplasm.
- If they spoil your appearance.
You can easily get rid of any nevus, but for this you need to contact a dermatologist. He will study the neoplasms and choose the appropriate method for their removal. Now we will talk about what patients feel during the operation.
9. I heard that removing a mole is a painful and long procedure.
Is it so? Can you recommend how to remove it quickly?
At some time in the past, patients may have had to endure intense pain to get rid of nevi. But now it is not necessary.
The use of a laser allows you to remove neoplasms in 2 minutes. The laser pulses are so short that even children do not cry from pain during the procedure. The area of skin with a nevus is constantly cooled, which reduces discomfort. Or local anesthesia is used.
If you want to remove a mole quickly, make an appointment with a dermatologist at the LaserSweet clinic. He will examine your growths and check them with a dermatoscope for signs of degeneration.
Even when nevi are removed, they still need to be looked after. We will now describe how to do this.
10. Advise how to treat removed moles?
The procedure for removing a nevus itself is not yet a complete disposal of a neoplasm. It is important not only how professionally the procedure is carried out, but also the observance of the doctor’s instructions.
A scab forms on the treated skin area after laser treatment. It usually disappears within a week. The operated site must be protected from any damage. It is not allowed to apply cosmetics or scratch the removed nevus.
How to treat removed moles?
The dermatologist will write you a list of disinfectants that you can use. Chlorhexidine is suitable for processing the crust.
If the doctor’s instructions are not followed, complications arise:
- Severe itching.
- Prolonged bleeding.
- Purulent discharge.
- Swelling of the skin.
These will require additional treatment. Save your time and nerves – strictly follow the instructions of the dermatologist after the operation.
11. Can large moles be removed?
Laser and other modern methods can remove both large and small moles. The only difference is the duration of the operation.
When working with large neoplasms, there are several important points:
- One small mole can be removed in 2 minutes. It takes more time to process a large neoplasm.
- Requires local anesthesia so that the patient does not feel pain, since the removal of the nevus takes more time.
Sometimes the mole reappears after surgery. Now we will tell you what to do in this case.
12. I had a mole removed, and then it grew. What to do?
This phenomenon is called nevus recurrence. It means that the neoplasm was not completely removed and its particles remained in the skin. Gradually they grew into a new mole. It is not dangerous to health, but it will require another operation to remove it.
For this reason, it is very important to seek the help of experienced doctors. They will operate on you so that the removed mole will not grow back.
There are currently 5 different methods used to remove nevi.
13. How can a mole be removed?
To properly remove a mole, you need to choose the right method for this. Therefore, doctors carefully examine problematic nevi to understand how best to remove them.
5 methods are used for this:
- Laser treatment. A powerful light beam burns out the neoplasm cells. The skin is processed in layers, which prevents damage to healthy tissues. The procedure does not cause bleeding or pain.
- Electrocoagulation. The mole is cut off with a surgical coagulator. It creates a high-frequency current that cuts the tissue and solders it. This method does not cause bleeding and infection of the wound.
- Radio wave removal. For the treatment of nevi, a radioknife is used. It cuts tissue with high frequency radio waves. The procedure is contraindicated in people with a pacemaker, as well as in patients with herpes and in a feverish state.
- Cryodestruction. This method is best suited for the treatment of neoplasms in the upper layers of the skin. A swab soaked in liquid nitrogen is applied to them. As a result, the body rejects the treated nevi. The procedure is not suitable for people with cold intolerance.
- Surgical removal. This method effectively eliminates large and dangerous moles. They are cut off with a scalpel along with a small area of healthy skin. This leaves a large scar that takes several weeks to heal. Wounds need to be looked after for a long time.
Now that you have learned how to remove tumors, we will talk about the consequences of such operations.
14. I’m afraid to remove a mole because I’m afraid of the consequences
You won’t have any problems if a qualified doctor removes your mole. But the consequences of the wrong operation can be very serious. Refrain from using the services of specialists from dubious beauty salons.
Not only the quality of the operation is important, but also accurate diagnosis. For example, in the Lasersvit clinic, when examining moles, a Delta 20 T dermatoscope is used. It allows you to detect skin cancer at an early stage.
If you decide to contact us, choose the right time to remove the growths. Now we will show you how to do it.
15. Tell me, at what time of the year is it better to remove a mole?
If you do not need to urgently remove a nevus, then the best time of the year for the operation is autumn and winter. There are few sunny days during this period. Therefore, it is easier for you to follow the doctor’s instructions for protecting the operated area of skin from the sun.
However, you can also choose another time to have your moles removed. If you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible, you can do it even in summer. But remember that for the successful elimination of nevi, it is important not only to find a good doctor, but also to follow his instructions.
16. I am in my second trimester. Can moles be removed during pregnancy?
There is no definite answer to this question. It all depends on your specific situation. Contact your gynecologist and then consult a dermatologist. They will examine the nevi that are bothering you and determine if the mole can be removed during pregnancy.
We recommend that you visit a dermatologist if:
- The flat neoplasm is swollen.
- Nevus enlarged and changed color.
- There was pain and burning in the area with a mole.
If you do not have these signs, then everything is in order. Pregnant women have a lot of nevi due to hormonal imbalance. It’s quite normal.
If you want to remove the neoplasm for aesthetic reasons, it is better to wait until the baby is born. Don’t put too much stress on him or yourself.
17. How can I check and remove a mole myself?
Now let’s talk about checking and removing moles. You can still check it yourself, but deletion – in no case. If you do not have a medical education and suitable equipment, then the result of mole removal will be disappointing. It is highly likely that your inept actions will only lead to a worsening of the situation.
However, this does not mean that only a dermatologist should deal with your moles. There are 5 signs of nevus degeneration that you need to remember:
- Asymmetric halves.
- Rough edges.
- Color change.
- Size increase.
- External changes – cracks, peeling, bleeding.
Check your growths periodically. If you notice one of the signs described, contact a dermatologist. He will examine the nevi and determine if they need to be removed.
18. I have a raised mole on my face – can it be removed?
Yes, but only after seeing a doctor. A dermatologist will check your growth and select the best method for removing it. He will also determine whether it is necessary to conduct a histological examination – the study of mole cells.
You can remove a convex mole on the face by any of the available methods: laser, coagulator or scalpel.
19. Is it necessary to do histology of removed moles?
Histology of the removed mole is carried out at the request of the patient. However, we strongly recommend that this study be performed if the doctor suspects the degeneration of a nevus.
Histology is now the most accurate method for diagnosing malignant neoplasms. Based on its results, you will know for sure whether you have skin cancer or not.
20. Advise how and how to remove a mole on the face without a scar?
Almost any modern method is suitable for this. For example, using a laser, you can remove a mole on your face without a scar in a matter of minutes.
You don’t have to worry that after the operation you have to wait a long time until the treated area of the skin heals. The laser beam affects only neoplasm cells and does not affect healthy tissues. After the procedure, cell renewal begins – a hard crust from the skin surface disappears in a few weeks. Follow all the instructions of the dermatologist, and you will get rid of the nevus forever. At the same time, scars and scars will not remain on the skin.
Now we will tell you which moles can be removed with a laser.
21. Can all moles be removed with a laser?
Unlike other methods, laser surgery has no contraindications and is suitable for removing any nevi. But it is possible only after examining the mole – the doctor must give permission for removal.
Laser moles can be removed even during pregnancy. Although in this case, we recommend that the operation is carried out only when absolutely necessary.
Doctors use a laser to remove both small and large neoplasms. The only difference is the duration of the procedure.
In the clinic “Lazersvit” one small mole is removed sometimes even in a minute. The laser can treat many nevi at once. In this case, the operation will continue for 30-40 minutes.
22. My child is 10 years old. On his body, I found a mole that frightens me. Can it be removed?
Your caution is respected! It’s great that you look after the child’s moles – it can save his life. The main thing here is not to worry. Until you know whether a mole in a child is really dangerous. Take him to see a dermatologist. The doctor will check the nevus that is bothering you and make a diagnosis.
If you want to know how old moles can be removed, then know that there are no age restrictions. However, this does not mean that any neoplasm in a baby must be removed.
We recommend that surgery be performed only if there is an urgent need. For example, a baby has grown giant nevi, more than 20 cm in diameter. They are very dangerous. With a probability of 30%, these moles will degenerate into a malignant neoplasm. For small nevi, the decision should be made by a dermatologist.
Don’t try to guess the diagnosis. Only after an examination by a doctor will it become clear whether it is possible to remove a mole from a child. Don’t put off solving your problem until tomorrow – make an appointment with a dermatologist today.
23. I’ve heard that there are many ways to remove moles – advise what is the best way to remove a mole on the face?
It is impossible to say unequivocally that some way is the best. Each of them has its own characteristics. But if we talk about the most universal, then this is the use of a laser.
There are no contraindications for laser removal of nevi and this method is suitable for treating neoplasms on different parts of the body. The procedure is fast, painless, with a short period of skin healing.
Remember that even the most perfect removal method will be useless if you do not follow the doctor’s instructions and do not take care of the treated skin area. Although you have learned the best way to remove moles, successfully getting rid of them depends largely on you.
24. I found red moles on my body. How can they be removed?
To remove red moles or scientific angiomas, the same methods are used as for the removal of ordinary nevi. Only here before deleting you need to understand whether there is a need for this.
Angioma is a benign vascular formation. It is not dangerous to health and occurs due to disruption of the gastrointestinal tract or hormonal imbalance.
Doctors advise you not to touch angiomas until they bother you. But if they appeared in an inconvenient place or grow quickly, then red moles on the body can be removed.
Any of the modern methods is suitable for this:
- Cryogenic surgery.
- Laser destruction.
- Infrared coagulation.
- X-ray therapy.
Do not think about how to remove red moles immediately after they appear. Make a decision about the operation only after examination by a doctor.
Next, we will tell you why you don’t have to worry about pain during surgery.
What happens after removing a mole
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What happens after a mole is removed
Moles on the face do not always look beautiful. Often they get in the way or draw too much attention to themselves. Removal of large moles is relevant, since there is a high risk of damage to them, they look unaesthetic.
Many patients are interested in the healing processes of a mole after removal, especially if the manipulation is performed on the face. With laser removal, there are no scars after the procedure, the likelihood of recurrence of the nevus is minimal. For more detailed information about restoration, please contact our specialists.
Removing moles with a laser is considered the safest. The procedure is carried out according to a strictly compiled algorithm, the effect of the laser is controlled, the development of complications is excluded with a correctly performed procedure.
How does a wound heal after a mole is removed? A few hours after the manipulation, it is tightened with a dense crust. After another 3-4 hours, redness in the treatment area is possible – this reaction is normal. How many days moles heal after removal depends on individual characteristics – usually 14-30 days.
One of the important stages of healing after removal of a mole is the appearance of a crust. It cannot be removed independently, as it protects the wound from contamination and infection. In order to prevent a wet wound after removal of a mole, suppuration and other complications, the crust must be protected from mechanical stress.
On about 10 days, the dry crust comes off by itself. If the crust comes off after removing the mole on your own, you don’t need to do anything – a pale pink spot appears in its place. Healed skin should be protected from sunlight. About 20 days after the removal of the mole, the brown spot disappears completely.
To reduce the risk of complications, alcohol should be completely excluded in the first few days after the procedure. Alcoholic drinks contribute to vasodilation, the risk of bleeding increases. Within 2 weeks after the removal of the mole, steaming procedures, tanning should be avoided to exclude hyperpigmentation.
Bulge after mole removal
On the skin after the removal of the mole, a reddish seal may appear, which rises above the skin. It often itches and hurts, but these symptoms disappear with time. This scar is not a sign of complications and does not pose a danger. This cosmetic defect may disappear on its own after a few months. In difficult cases, correction is required.
To reduce the risk of leaving a mark after removing a mole on the face or other body part, it is important to follow your doctor’s care instructions. Even if the crust after removing the mole does not fall off for a long time, you can not rip it off. This can lead to infection and inflammation, scarring and scarring after the skin has healed.
Deepening after mole removal
Often, patients are interested in when the fossa will heal after the removal of the mole. Such a depression is called a hypotrophic scar. It suggests that the skin cells have not fully coped with the restoration of the dermis. Usually, such a cosmetic defect does not require correction, and the fossa gradually smoothes out and becomes invisible.
Another common problem considered in the last stage of mole healing after removal is a white spot. It can occur if the patient has been sunbathing for a long time, or if the mole is located in the deep layers of the skin. The presence of a recess and a stain is not dangerous to health, however, the place must be protected from exposure to the sun.
White spot after removal
The place after the removal of the mole can remain noticeable for a long time. A trace often appears if there is a predisposition to scars, pigmentation, skin care was incorrectly performed.
A spot of white shade occurs when pigmentation changes. Such a spot often disappears on its own, but sometimes it is permanently on the skin. A pinkish spot appears as the mole heals after removal and the crust falls off. After a few months, the skin will change color.
A red dot occurs if the crust is removed prematurely. In this case, the temperature may rise after the removal of the mole, and other complications may develop. Burgundy spots may indicate an infection or other dangerous processes.
Reappearance of a mole after removal
In rare cases, after the removal of the mole, a small spot of a brown tint forms in its place. Often it does not protrude above the skin and does not increase. It consists of cells that make up moles and are called nevus.
In most cases, a nevus will form again if the mole has not been completely removed. Some of the cells remain in the skin and subsequently begin to produce the brown pigment melanin. A relapse is not dangerous if the mole was benign according to the results of the study.
If, according to the results of histology, the nevus was benign, it is required to monitor it. Otherwise, reappearance may be a sign of melanoma. In this case, it is recommended to urgently contact an oncologist for additional research.
Stages of healing
The more space the mole occupied, the longer the tissue regeneration will be. During the first week, a crust appears at the site of the removed nevus, which is strictly forbidden to be removed. This crust has the function of protecting against infection and allowing new tissues to grow.
In the first week, it is important to avoid mechanical damage in the area of the mole; cosmetics or creams should not be applied to the crust without a doctor’s recommendation. Treatment with antibiotics or antiseptics is usually required.
After the first week, the crust disappears, pinkish skin appears in its place. The place should not be exposed to ultraviolet radiation, it is important to reduce the time spent in the sun, it is required to use sunscreen to avoid hyperpigmentation.
By about 20 days after the removal of the nevus, healthy skin is formed, which is less susceptible to external influences. After complete healing, additional care is not required. With the correct removal of the mole, a recurrence does not occur, there are no scars and scars.
• You can not visit the solarium and sunbathe in the open sun;
• You can not steam the skin;
• The consumption of alcohol is prohibited;
• Do not apply decorative cosmetics.
In the absence of proper care, swelling may appear that does not subside for a long time, bleeding, fever and itching. If not all cells of the mole were removed during the procedure, a nevus occurs again.