Mole Removal

@Jemina (5784)
September 25, 2007 11:15pm CST
Has anyone had mole removal? Is it safe? What process did you go to?
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I had at one time, years ago, a black mole on my neck. I thought it made me look sexy but decided that I needed to have it removed so that something didn't happen later on. The doctor burned it off and it didn't hurt a bit; actually, the needle he deadened it with before he burned it hurt a bit but not for long. I think they have a better way to remove them today.
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@Jemina (5784)
4 Oct 07
Well, I had mine removed and there are a lot of them. They just put a cream that cauterized the mole and after a few days a scab fell off. Now there's are holes where there used to moles. Will they heal?
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
6 Oct 07
You will always have marks but they will fade a bit.
@Jemina (5784)
11 Oct 07
Really? That's awful! I wish had known before. Well, maybe there's a solution too, I hope.
@patgalca (14262)
• Orangeville, Ontario
26 Sep 07
I had a mole removed from my face, just below and to the left of my left eye. I had two moles there that my mother had never noticed before. I thought they had always been there and called them my beauty marks but she seemed to think they were new and growing. So, I went to my doctor and she removed one of the in her office. She just froze the area, sliced off the mole and sewed in two or three stitches. She sent the mole for a biopsy and it came back clear. So the other one remains. The doctor did tell me that as you grow older you grow more moles, which I certainly believe because my mother has grown a lot of moles over the last couple of decades. There is only a need to be concerned if it becomes discoloured or continues to change in size and shape.
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@Jemina (5784)
26 Sep 07
Thanks for your explanation. I really want to get rid of my moles in the face because I have a lot. Well, my moles are not growing. They have been with me ever since I was born. Actually I had some of them removed last night and it took only about five minutes and I thought I would want to consult other people before I have all of my moles eradicated.
• Singapore
2 Mar 08
could you share the method and experience after having a mole removed?
@Jemina (5784)
4 Mar 08
face without moles - my face after removing the moles
Well, mine was just a simple process. They put a cream for thirty minutes then wiped it out. It kind of burned the area and after a ten days the black area fell off leaving a hole. But after a couple of weeks the hole disappeared if you put anti-scar cream. look at my face now.
@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I had one removed on my back - it had started to bleed, so the doctor just wanted to make sure it was ok. It was quick and I had very little pain.
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@Jemina (5784)
28 Jan 08
Thanks for your response Kelly. I had some removed from my face and neck. They were small and now they're okay. However, one has left a hole :-#
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
11 Dec 07
hi, I had seen one of my relative did a cosmetic surgery to remove the mole moreover her total appearance was bit effected. Still that mole had a beauty of itself on her face down to her lips. For some some moles at some places are a beauty and it is said it another sign of luck if got mole at particular areas. Any to those who do not want it there are many better methods to get it off. Any how I do have few moles all over my body and few on my face too.
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@Jemina (5784)
18 Dec 07
I had too much on my face and neck and they used to be very visible. Now that they're gone my face looks brighter a bit. thanks for your kind reply :-D
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
I once had my moles checked by a dermatologist and I was told that it would be safer to remove my moles. They could end up cancerous so as early as now, it should be removed. I have also been told by other people that especially my family to have my moles removed before something bad comes out of it. So I guess it is safer that way. I suggest that you consult also a good doctor and if possible have a second opinion. all the best to you and your mole! lol!
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@Jemina (5784)
28 Sep 07
moles in the face - I want all my moles removed.
Really? I never realized some moles could be bad if not removed. Thanks for that very important information. I am going to have more moles removed today.
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• United States
27 Sep 07
My husband had a large, growing mole removed from his temple/hairline a few weeks ago. The dermatologist cut it off, and then cauterized the skin, to lessen the bleeding. Within 2 weeks, a scab fell off, and the skin is a little pink where it was. That is the new skin. I don't know yet if there will be a scar.
@Jemina (5784)
27 Sep 07
I hope there won't be a scar but I think hirudoid can help eradicate the scar if there would be any. Anyway, I do hope there won't be a mark. Thanks for sharing the news. I hope to get all my moles removed soon. I'm still waiting for the result of the first batch.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
not me, but my mom. when we went to our dematologist, she just used cautery on the moles. worked out fine. the derma just applied surface medicine then after two weeks, my mom went back for a facial. it was pretty fast. then you just apply some whitening stuff to even out the skin tone. :-)
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@Jemina (5784)
26 Sep 07
That's a most welcome response. Thanks for the tips. Now I'm getting more convinced I'm doing the right thing.
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
I am planning to have my one. My mother has already did. Its by putting some cream (by dermatologist) and the mole falls off like a skin of a wound. There is no surgical procedure... and no scar. Its just a little bit expensive that is why I have to make enough money to have it done. It will only take a few minutes... and its done.
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@Jemina (5784)
26 Sep 07
Thanks for sharing your experience. Actually, I had about five of my moles removed last night. It was a simple procedure and I think it's just like the one you had. But I wasn't sure if it was safe so I thought I would ask my frinds here. Now that I know it's a common practice I won't hesitate to have all of my moles removed. Fortunately, it's not expensive here, only 20 baht per mole but considering that I about 30 in my face and neck so it would cost me about 500 baht. I think it's not bad.
@ESKARENA1 (18300)
4 Mar 08
blow the little buggers up with dynamite, there really is no other way. Seriously, unless it is under medical supervision, leave em alone blessed be
@Jemina (5784)
6 Mar 08
But I have already got rid of them and thanks God it looks so much better now. I think it depends on the type of mole one's got. Mine are just the normal harmless moles.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
21 Oct 07
I never have, but I had friends who had several removed from various locations, including their backs and arms. Often, moles can be cancerous tissue, not just benign beauty marks. So doctors will often remove them just to be safe. I don't think it's a big deal, and the scarring is often minimal.
@Jemina (5784)
23 Oct 07
You mean it's best to have them removed? Thanks for that info. It's a big help really.
@meljessxena (2319)
• Australia
21 Oct 07
i havent actually had any moles removed, but i will be getting some checked out that has changed a bit in past few years. my dad has got some moles removed a while back, because they were a bit worried about them, im not really sure of the process, sorry
@Jemina (5784)
23 Oct 07
It's okay, just please let me know of any development. thanks.