To some people moles can be the bain of their life. The mole or moles in question can constantly get caught on clothing or be especially large or dark in a noticeable area, leading the person to feel self-conscious enough about the skin lesion that they seek out methods to remove moles.
The key to finding the best mole removal methods is to understand what moles are, and how they are caused in the first place. Only then can a method be properly evaluated to see why it may or may not work.
Moles are quite simply a group of cells which have formed a cluster on the skin. The cells in question are called melanocytes and under normal circumstances are found all over the skin in an even displacement. However, moles are formed when these cells do not disperse as normal and instead form clusters or groups. The melanin which the cells produce is what gives the skin its color so the high concentration of this pigment in one area leads to moles being noticeably darker than the surrounding skin, in most cases brown or black.
Most moles are not dangerous and can be removed without any risk, however there are a percentage of moles which may become cancerous and lead to melanoma; a serious form of skin cancer. Before removing any mole, a person should be 100% certain that it is safe to do so, if there is any cause for concern a doctor or a dermatologist should be consulted to be on the safe side.
If it is known that it is safe to remove moles, then there are really two options available:
The benefit of using natural home remedies for mole removal is that they use everyday household ingredients which are inexpensive to buy or already present in most homes.
One of the most popular of these treatments is to use a paste of castor oil and baking soda. Applying the mixture to the mole, dries it up and kills the cells within. The mole scabs over and falls off within a few days.
There are a number of different medical procedures which remove moles efficiently and are popular with those who seek a quick and easy resolution to the problem.