Not all moles, often referred to as “beauty marks”, are pretty. Some grow in weird shapes, colors and sizes, while others grow in areas in the body that may draw embarrassing stares. Can you imagine dealing with a big mole with strands of hair on your nose? Some people can’t live with this, so removing it is must.
But due to budget constraints, some people would rather go with natural remedies, instead of a surgical or cosmetic procedure, to remove moles; while there are those wary of trying natural methods, given that not enough medical evidence can back up the whole process.
A big reason for the popularity of natural remedies to remove moles, despite its lack of medical support, is because the methods used are said to be the very same methods applied in the ancient civilization. In other words, before science and technology even developed mole removal creams filled with chemical ingredients, or surgical procedures using the most advanced tools to remove moles, our ancestors have made use of these natural means to do this.
Garlic, castor oil, baking soda, honey, tea tree oil, and other basic kitchen ingredients are just some of these natural remedies. It’s effectiveness is mostly due to reputation of its holistic health benefits and word of mouth. If you visit health and beauty communities with discussions on mole removal procedures, some would attest that using these natural remedies have worked for them. There are others who have, however, achieved less than satisfactory results using the very same methods.
Why Natural Remedies Can Work
Natural remedies can be effective in removing moles because they contain pure, unaltered enzymes and other herbal properties that react with the cells of the moles to break this down or shrink it. The process is painless, with little scarring or side-effects. But it does take time to see results.
Why Natural Remedies May Not Work
Mishandling and improper use of natural remedies are often the reasons why it will fail to work with other people. The process require patience and commitment to doing the applications regularly, since the results can’t be seen in just a matter of days. It’s not for the lazy ones to try. Carelessness, or experimenting with other methods together with natural means, such as needling through the mole, can also cause complications. The mole may leave scarring, or the pigments will not be completely removed.
Natural remedies do pose some limitations where it will definitely not work if appled. It’s not strong enough to break down moles that are large and protruding, so do not proceed with this method if this is the case.
Risk With Natural Remedies
Because it’s accessible, affordable and quite easy to do, most people forgo with a proper dermatological diagnosis or self-medicate, removing the mole without a doctor’s guidance. There’s some risk involved here because the mole that one attempts to remove may actually be cancerous. Removing the mole at home essentially does away with the evidence, and it might be too late to tell that the cancer has already spread in other parts of the body.
Your best bet is to have a dermatologist examine the mole that has been bothersome and wait for the results to come back. If it happens to be non-cancerous and you still want to remove this for aesthetic reasons, talk to the doctor about your options. Also, seeking the advise on how to effectively carry out a natural method for removing moles, will help you make an informed choice and pick the right method for you.