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What Are The Best Ways to Get Rid of Beauty Marks?

Posted by Ann V. On 2018 May 5th

What Are The Best Ways to Get Rid of Beauty Marks?

Dermatologists would suggest people to accept beauty-mark as a gift of nature, and also because it’s benign in nature, like Cindy Crawford or Marlin Munro. Still, number of people who want their beauty marks removed is increasing. In UK, it rose by 147% in one year. Obviously, men are in minority and females are the frequent visitors to dermatologists, but not all of them do it for the purpose of looking good. Beauty marks are mostly moles of different sizes, shades, and can appear on different parts of the body. Dermatologists suggest keeping an eye on moles because they could be cancerous in some cases. In many other cases, the term ‘beauty-mark’ doesn’t justify itself because moles make you look terrible. Not all people are lucky enough to be celebrities. So, ‘how to remove moles’ is a common inquiry people make on online forums.

What are beauty marks or moles?

It’s the name given to a type of dark facial mole based on the fact that birthmarks are also considered attractive in some cases and give a person unique identity. Mostly, these moles are melanocytic nevus and could impact almost every part of the body. In some cases, the moles disappears themselves with the passage of time, while others could stay forever.

Is it possible to remove beauty marks?

It’s very much possible to remove unwanted moles by a skilled skin expert. Although, after reading about the ways or methods used by surgeons you might feel it can be easily done at home, and you would be terribly wrong in thinking that. We will tell you why you shouldn’t try it at home. First, let’s take a look at method of removing moles.

Using Scalpel

It’s the most preferred method to remove a mole of medium size, not to big, not too small. The subject will get an anesthetic and the surgeon would simply shave it off. This flattens the affected part of the skin.

Surgical Excision

It’s applied to remove bigger moles. The surgeon would remove a large chunk of the skin to remove mole or bunch of moles through surgical excision. The wound is later stitched up. The procedure can remove larger moles, but could leave scars, which would either disappear or remain forever. Nature of scar formed due to surgical excision cannot be predicted, but it also depends on experience and skills of the surgeon.

Laser Therapy

It’s used for only smaller moles that don’t require shaving off or surgical excision. It’s costlier than other two methods. Moles would be peeled off using laser in multiple sessions.

Help you skin heal after removal?

After removal, the skin requires healing and is vulnerable to external infections all the while. So, use antibiotic creams or lotions to heal the skin. Similarly, you can consult dermatologist to know more about remedies against scars. Some in some unfortunate cases, removal of mole could end up with getting an uglier scar.

Why not to try it at home?

Shaving off a mole at home with a blade or with even a scalpel could go wrong, leading to excess bleeding, pain, and infection as the shoved area requires immediate care after removal. Such subjects usually end up with partially removed mole and ugly scar that could have been avoided easily.