How Can I Get Rid of Those Pesky Flat Moles That Ruin My Good Looks?

Moles level equally with the surrounding skin are called flat moles. You do not feel a bump when rubbing your hand across these moles. Flat moles may be a cosmetic concern for some persons, but most of them remain harmless ever since birth. Nevertheless, there is always the possibility of a malignant flat mole existing among the benign flat moles.

Statistically, flat moles are considered to have higher probability of becoming melanoma than elevated ones. Also moles that grow hair out of them have less chance of mutating. Yes, it alright to remove hairs from a mole, but be sure to remember which moles sprouted hair and which did not. Do not simply pluck out a hair forcibly yourself; otherwise, you may get a painful inflammation. Grown hair, from a mole should be taken out with electrolysis, laser, or shaving. Another thing you should know: if a flat mole becomes elevated upward you should inform your dermatologist. Also inspect for different signs of cancer such as unusually dark or abnormal colors. Fortunately, the majority of flat moles is benign and harmless, but this does not mean you should be become ignorant at the expense of your health.

Flat moles, like all other moles, can be removed through surgical or non-surgical means. However, there is one striking difference in that flat moles are not protruding or sticking out of the skin. Thus, they are more difficult to cut out. It is also important to remember and widely recommended that cancerous moles should only be removed by your physician’s approval.

Laser surgery appears to be the most used method to get rid of flat moles. The mole is bombarded by a laser. Blood vessels are sealed as the mole tissue is destroyed through evaporation. Sutures (stitching tissues together) and cutting are therefore unnecessary in this operation. The mass majority of patients will only feel a stinging sensation (tinge) since this is not considered to be a painful operation. There will be a scab in place of the mole, but rest assured in around two weeks it will come off. Thus the procedure scars, if any, are much harder to spot in comparison with other surgical methods.

If you do not mind pain, scarring, or unfortunately ending up with a mole cell deep under your skin, then excision surgery could be your possible choice for removing flat moles. In excision, the doctor surgically cut out the mole. After the mole is removed, a number of stitches are put in place. Larger moles require more stitches and leave behind bigger scars. Excision cutting with stitches does it job well in removing moles but is considered the most agonizing operation and it takes the longest time to recover from.

Over-the-counter products can help but be warned that a lot of them are acidic and thus can cause scarring. The plausible solution is to pick mole removal products that are not acidic. You may also want to try at home creams. However, whatever you do, never apply over-the-counter products on cancerous tissues.

Bloodroot, a popular alternative natural remedy herb of over-the-counter herb products, can be found in some creams. However, bloodroot is at the center of controversy about it usefulness, so use with extreme caution. It has been shown to be quite toxic.

Then there are over-the-counter fading creams which match with your natural skin tone so the mole will be blended in. It is recommended you pick mole removal over blemishes as removal creams will burn away the surface of the mole to make room for new skin cells. But it is vital to protect the surrounding skin with this method since you could accidentally harm your healthy skin. A doughnut shaped bandage can be used as an assistant device in applying the cream treatment. The creams themselves should be put in the bandage to fade out the dark tone of a flat mole.

Finally, there are natural remedies in which mixing oils that are to be applied to the effected area in attempt to remove the flat mole.