Natural mole removal remedies are easy to find, but do they work? How much time will it take for the natural mole removal remedies to work and what can you expect as far as cost and scarring? These were all questions I had when I began investigating natural mole removal remedies about five years ago. This article will share with you my experiences and research so you can decide what is right for you.
I began researching natural mole removal remedies after having a mole surgically removed and realizing there had to be a better way to get rid of a mole.
The surgery was slightly painful, but nothing I couldn’t manage. The real issue, however, was the cost. I had a mole taken off for cosmetic reasons, which to my insurance company meant it was unnecessary. I had to pay for the surgical removal of the mole out of my own pocket.
What did it cost?
The doctor charged me $400 for the one mole to be removed. Ouch, this is when the pain hit, lol. I actually talked with my doctor and told her this was coming out of my pocket and she reduced the cost to $200, but then sent the mole to a lab. The lab fee for checking the mole was an additional $100.
Needless to say, I learned my lesson and was determined to find safe and effective natural mole removal remedies to remove the rest of the many moles that cover my fair skin and in particular the moles on my face.
Natural Mole Removal Remedies Comparison
I am an analytical person and I wanted to research natural mole removal remedies before trying them. I personally like the idea of curing my own issues, such as moles, because I can work at my own pace and monitor the process. Plus, the cost is almost always cheaper.
Initially I found many natural mole removal remedies, but most seemed a bit odd. What I did was look at the natural ingredient being used or device used to remove the mole and then looked for research that could support the use of these ingredients or products.
The items I researched are below along with a grade I would give them.
Natural Mole Removal Remedies: Castor Oil made into a paste. I am giving this 4.75 out of 5 stars.
I took away a quarter point because it can take many applications of the castor oil paste to remove the mole completely; although, most natural mole removal remedies can take a few weeks to months to work, so this may be an unfair deduction. Note, smaller moles can be much quicker to remove.
Castor oil is the one ingredient that was highly backed by research. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) deemed castor oil safe and the derivative of the oil is approved for use of skin problems. The active ingredient in the oil is called Ricinoleic acid and this component has been extracted from the bean of the castor plant and used for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient Egypt.
The most likely reason castor oil works better than other natural mole removal remedies is because it has a high molecular mass, which allow it to penetrate deep into the layers of skin.
Castor oil is a clear, sticky liquid that you can easily find in drugstores. You will need to prep the mole before applying the castor oil and mix it into a paste.
Natural Mole Removal Remedies: Apple Cider Vinegar. I am giving this 3.5 out of 5 stars
This natural mole removal remedy was disappointing to me because I had seen it mentioned many times in Internet articles and it looked promising. The problem was that I could not find scientific studies to support its use as a cure for facial mole removal or the removal of any skin mole.
The rationale behind why apple cider vinegar should work is said to be the acidity of the ingredients. However, this can also be a deterrent to using it because the repeated applications needed could cause a burn on the skin, which could leave a dark spot or scar after you stop using it.
Natural Mole Removal Remedies: Tying off a raised mole. I am giving this 3.0 out of 5 stars
This is one of the different natural mole removal remedies because you are not applying an ointment or oil; rather, you are to use a piece of dental floss to tie off the base of a raised mole. This got a low star rating for a number of reasons.
First, it has obvious limitations because this is one of the natural mole removal remedies that will not work on a flat mole. It also got low marks because it is not practical for getting rid of a mole on your face. The reason is because you have to have a tied piece of string on the mole, which is not desirable for a facial mole.
The rationale of why it should work is sound, in that, cutting off the blood supply to the mole will allow the mole to die. However, this could take a while and depends on how tightly the mole can be tied off.
Before Trying Natural Mole Removal Remedies, Do This
I want to emphasize that it is not appropriate to use natural mole removal remedies on a mole that is suspicious, a dysplastic mole (atypical mole), or on a mole that may be cancerous. Therefore, ALWAYS have your mole checked by a dermatologist or medical professional familiar with skin lesions before trying natural remedies.
If your doctor determines that your moles are harmless and normal, then I recommend you look into castor oil as the best of the natural mole removal remedies.
What if you want to remove a mole but you are afraid you will screw things up?
I know how it can be to worry about scarring, infection, and making a mistake when removing a mole on your own, especially a mole on your face! If you want to get rid of your mole without worry you’ll need to learn a single method that works amazingly well.