Many people with moles live with them quite easily and they do not cause them any problems. They are quite happy to leave them alone and thoughts about removing them never cross their minds. Also, when moles need to be removed when they have become malignant there is never any debate about how to achieve this quickly and with minimum time delay. When the moles are healthy and need to be removed only for cosmetic reasons, decisions about how best to go about removing them are not quite so straight forward.
Moles are traditionally removed using methods such as lasers or electric currents to kill off the cells causing the moles. Also commonly used is liquid nitrogen which freezes the moles after which the surgeon uses a scalpel to scrape away at the mole. These methods are effective and not risky, but can cause scarring on the skin. They can also be quite painful leaving the skin irritated and inflamed for several days or weeks after the procedure is carried out. If the mole is on a part of the body which is not often seen, a small scar may not be a problem. However, for moles which are on the face potential scarring may be an issue which needs careful consideration as the resulting scar may be more noticeable than the mole itself. In those cases, it may be that other methods should be tried before resorting to the surgical route.
There are several natural methods for removing moles and some are more effective than others. Most though are completely safe to try and do not contain any chemicals or irritants which may be harmful. One of the easiest and cheapest methods is onion juice. A few drops of onion juice should be applied to the mole two or three times per day and after a few weeks you should find the mole begins to shrink and disappear. There are no side effects to using this method and it is definitely worth trying before any other methods.
Castor oil is another household product which can be used to effectively treat moles, and like onion juice it is very unlikely to cause a reaction on the skin. It is also cheap and very easy to use. Moles are treated using castor oil by putting a few drops of the oil on some cotton wool or a piece of tissue and then gently wiping over the mole. This should be repeated twice a day over several weeks. The mole should eventually start to dry up and will eventually fall off. An alternative but similar method is to mix up a paste of castor oil and baking soda, and apply this on to the mole. Cover it with a plaster and repeat every 24 hours. Again, it may need a few weeks of treatment to see any change in the moles.
The roots of the dandelion plant are also used to make natural remedies to treat moles. This method is trickier as it is often difficult to extract the milky liquid from the roots of the plant. The liquid is applied directly on to the mole three times per day and results will take a few weeks to be obvious. Dandelion root extract is also available from health food shops or online if you find it difficult to gather your own plants or extract the liquid from them. Some people may find they are allergic to dandelion, so it is important to patch test your skin before beginning any treatment.