Facial moles can affect a large number of people, with scientists believing that the chances of one or more developing very often being determined before birth; however, many of them do not actually show up until later on in life.
Sometimes an individual might be happy with the appearance of a facial mole, very often they are referred to as ‘beauty marks’; although to others they can be an embarrassing blemish, a great many people will not like the fact that one has developed and will want to have it removed. However, it should be noted that whilst surgery is an option, it can be a very expensive one; with that in mind many people seek a more natural method of facial mole removal.
Fortunately for the vast majority of individuals a facial mole will be benign, in other words it will not pose a risk of turning into a malignant melanoma or cancerous-mole. Should a malignant melanoma develop it is vital that immediate advice be taken from a health care professional, as this is one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer.
What Exactly Causes Moles on the Facial Areas?
It has long been believed that there are a number of factors that can influence the cause of a facial mole, these can include:
- Genetics: The make-up of a person as passed down by his or her parents will tend to play a very large part in whether or not that individual will develop facial moles.
- Exposure to the sun: It would seem that the fascination of obtaining near perfect, tanned skin will put people at an increased chance of developing facial skin moles. The exposure to harmful UV radiation can cause the skin to age prematurely and as a result increase the likelihood of a mole developing.
Mole Removal Procedures and Techniques
When it comes to the removal of facial moles there are a number of different options that can be considered, some of which will include:
- Excision followed by stitches: In this method the mole is cut away, normally after a local anesthetic is applied to ease the pain or discomfort. The resulting wound area is sutured, with an individual finding that recovery generally takes just a week or two.
- Excision with cauterization: This method will again will normally take place after the surrounding area has been numbed by a local anesthetic, then the mole is burned away by a cauterization device. There is no requirement for any stitches because the wound itself is sealed by the cauterization action.
- Laser surgery: This method is proving to be less widely used as it can be difficult to fully remove some of the deeper moles; however when it is used there is no requirement for cutting or sutures and as a result the procedure will often result in less scarring. It should also be noted that this can be one of the more expensive treatments.
- Natural remedies: These are becoming more and more popular; partly down to their effectiveness and also that they will often represent a significant cost differential as opposed to the surgical facial mole removal options.
More About the Natural Remedies
When an individual takes the decision to go about mole removal by a natural remedy it is important to gain a better understanding about what can work and the different treatment methods that are available, some of which are:
- Wash the face with a mix of warm water and a mild cleanser.
- Pat dry.
- Apply the juice of an onion directly to the mole area with the use of cotton buds or similar.
- Repeat daily for 3-4 weeks.
- The face should be cleansed with the use of a normal, mild cleanser and warm water.
- Pat dry.
- Apply directly to the mole the pure honey; this can be done using a cotton bud or even the tips of your fingers. It is important that the purest form of honey is used, as opposed to some of the supermarket variants which will have undergone various processes that tend to remove some or all of the healing qualities.
- Repeat the procedure each morning and night for 2-3 weeks or until the mole disappears.
Baking soda with Castor oil:
- Again, cleanse the facial areas with the use of a mild soap and some warm water.
- Pat dry.
- Apply the mix of baking soda and castor oil directly to the mole; this should be in the form of a thick(ish) paste.
- This treatment is best carried out at night before sleep as the mixture can do its work overnight.
- Repeat daily for around a week, after which time the mole should have disappeared.
There are of course many other different home, natural remedies for the safe removal of facial skin moles (see “home remedies” category in the main menu); however the ones listed above tend to be some of the most popular, both in terms of their effectiveness and also how easy they are to apply.
For most people they should find that they have no negative reaction to any of these treatments as the ingredients are purely natural; which of course makes these methods a great way to deal with moles.