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Mole Removal & Treatment

Mole Removal - This common condition means that everyone in the world has at least one mole with some sporting up to 40 moles. While many people with moles just put up with them, others find them a bit of a nuisance when they catch on clothing or jewellery or even unattractive if they appear in unsuitable areas. If this is the case, people will want to go in for mole removal.

Moles are normally brown or dark spots in the skin and they can be flat or raised. Sometimes moles can be flesh colored. They are usually easily identified. Sun exposure is partly responsible for the appearance of moles. Although the majority of moles are harmless, you need to be aware of any sudden changes in the moles on your face or body and consult a doctor or dermatologist, if you are concerned, for advice and possible mole removal. The changes you need to look out for are in size, shape, color, moles that appear after the age of 20 plus any moles that bleed, itch or become painful. There are several options open to those who wish to go for mole treatment.

Removing moles can be done through:

- Use of natural products, essential oils, to dry the skin and cells out and cause the mole to flake away. An example of a product that is popular for users experiencing skin moles is H-Moles by Healing Natural Oils.

- Laser treatment which is suitable for shallow moles as well as those small and flat moles and those that are relatively newly developed. Although this method can be expensive, it requires no anesthetic and is virtually painless. However, sometimes the mole can return. A mild intensity laser beam is used to burn off the mole.

- Surgery where the mole is cut out and the wound stitched. A local anesthetic would be required and there may be some pain. This method is suitable for larger moles.

- Removal with simple cutting where the doctor takes a scalpel and shaves the mole off flush with the skin. An electrical instrument is then used to cauterize the area and a topical antibiotic placed on the wound and bandaged. A local anesthetic is not necessary and the wound needs to be looked after carefully to ensure effective healing.

- Cryotherapy is where liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the mole which is then lanced away. A further cut may have to be made depending on the how far the mole has infiltrated the skin.

- Topical application of a natural healing product which draws out the moles with no burning or skin irritation and takes 2 to 6 weeks to effect this mole removal.

One of the most common problems after mole removal by surgery is that a scar could then appear in its place. Although you might want to remove moles for cosmetic reasons, you should be aware that every such removal may result in a scar. Discuss this with your doctor or dermatologist before you decide which option for mole treatment to pursue.

There are many home remedies which have been used through the years which can also be tried for mole removal and in most cases entail the use of herbal salves and poultices.

Whatever you decide, there is a suitable mole treatment for you.

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