How to Get Rid of Moles Naturally.

Published: 20th April 2011
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Moles can be removed by anesthetizing and then cutting the skin. A flat scar results. If the mole needs to be utterly destroyed, the full thickness of the skin needs to be taken away. Resultant scars can be very noticeable.

An alternative producing less scarring is laser mole removal, one of the latest mole removal methods available. It is best for moles that are flat and brown or black. Laser is useful upon areas where cutting is difficult, e.g. the face and ears and upon new moles, but laser is unlikely to be able to penetrate the tissue of protruding moles.

Anesthetics are usually not needed. Some patients have felt a slight tingling when the laser operates or a feeling like being snapped by a rubber band.

The laser seals the blood vessels, preventing bleeding, and vaporizes skin tissue. The light used is of a wavelength that destroys the pigment within the mole while leaving the regular skin color unaffected. The treatment will take 20 or 30 minutes and no cutting or suturing is necessary. A scab will form afterward, usually falling off after two weeks and sometimes producing mild redness which again will not last. One drawback of laser removal is that no specimen remains for analysis.

It is advisable to apply sunscreen to the area every day for two weeks, and avoiding the sun altogether is even better. If the mole was facial, it may be time to go all nineteen-thirties and acquire a wide-brimmed hat. The area should not be scratched.

One common laser used for this purpose is the Q-Switched Laser HS220, made by Shanghai Apollo Medical Technology Inc.

Laser mole removal is quite expensive - between $50 and $400 per session - and will not be covered by insurance if undertaken solely for cosmetic reasons. The typical number of sessions required is between one and three. Insurance could cover the cost if, for instance, the mole is aggravated by clothing or is hurt by combing of the hair or shaving. If a mole develops into malignant melanoma, it must be removed to prevent it becoming cancerous. Problematic moles tend to be shaped or pigmented irregularly, and larger than a pencil eraser.

Laser mole removal can be carried out overseas, with clinics to be found in the Philippines, Argentina, Singapore and Israel, classic medical tourism destinations.

Laser mole removal is usually carried out with local or no anesthesia, but general anesthesia is sometime required, which always bears a risk. Other possible problems with the treatment are incomplete treatment, pain, infection, bleeding, scarring and skin color changes. It is possible that laser treatment will only make a mole lighter and not remove it.

While Sarah Jessica Parker recently told David Letterman about the removal of a facial mole by a plastic surgeon relative, moles can be attractive, as a photo of Marilyn Monroe, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Taylor or Julia Roberts will attest. Madonna sported a mole for the majority of her life, but had it removed two years ago. Cindy Crawford has undergone cosmetic surgery, but kept her mole.

Are you tired of being embarrassed by your mole? Would you like to know a painless way that can remove moles, without painful surgery, scars or side effects - Naturally?

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