Mole is a group of clustered skin cells that developed in the body. They can appear anywhere on the body including your face. Some moles appear at birth while others may grow over times. These moles are common and harmless; they usually don’t need any medical attention.

However, if you notices changes to your existing moles in terms of color, size and shape; or if your moles become itchy and bleeding; you may need to consult doctor for further diagnosis as these could be the signs of skin disorders or skin cancer.

Sometimes mole on wrist become disturbing when they appear on the unappealing spots. Unsightly moles that develop on face affect one’s self esteem. Moles that grow on the crease are found to be bothersome due to constant strokes against the skin. In these cases, mole removal is the only solution.

But before you proceed with the idea of mole removal, you must first understand the procedures of how a mole is removed. There are other things you need to consider like the price and the issue of scarring. Certain mole removal procedures may leave ugly scars that found to be more apparent than the mole itself.

There are a number of effective procedures for mole removal. They work differently to get rid of the unwanted mole. Some are good at treating flat moles, while others are meant for deep moles or protruding moles.

Surgical Procedure

Surgical procedure is the most common method used to remove moles. Usually surgical procedure will be recommended to treat malignant mole where the mole and its underlying skill cells need to be removed entirely. Get the mole examined prior to any removal procedure. The type of the mole will typically decide which procedure to undergo.

There are 3 ways to remove mole surgically:

1. Excision with Stitches

The mole and its underlying tissues are cut using a surgical blade. The cut may be deep into the skin in order to remove the mole entirely. This usually will leave behind a hole to be sealed with stitches. The size of the hole would depend upon the size of the mole and how deep of the cells growth.

2. Cauterization

An electronic instrument called cautery tool is used to burn away the mole. Therefore, stitches are not required in this procedure.

3. Shaving method

Shaving method is usually used to remove protruding mole where the mole is shaved off the skin surface and leave behind the underlying mole cells. The drawback of this method is the potential of the mole to grow back when the underlying cells have divided into substantial quantity.

Cosmetic Procedure

In cosmetic mole removal procedure, laser beam is used to break apart the mole cells. The heat from the laser beam will be absorbed by the pigment cells of the mole, which causes the cells to break down. The body will then absorb these cells during the healing process. This procedure is only effective in treating new, small and flat moles, as the laser beam cannot reach deep enough into the skin layers.

Generally a minimum of 3 sessions is required in order to remove a mole completely and this makes it an expensive option for mole removal. The good thing about this method is that it is not as painful as surgery procedure and scarring is minimal.

Natural Procedure

Natural procedure uses herbal products like over the counter cream to flare up the moles. To treat mole naturally using these skin creams, you need to scrape the mole a little before applying the cream onto the mole. This will allow the cream to penetrate into the skin layer and blast the mole cells. You will see scab forming in a couple of days. Let the scab to fall off naturally; don’t pull it prematurely as this will lead to scar forming.

Aftercare is very important following the mole removal procedure regardless which method you use. In most cases, the healing is quite fast if you take proper care of the wound. Remember to always consult a physician and get the mole examined prior to any mole removal treatment.