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There are many different irregularities that can grow on the skin. The most common
irregularities are moles and warts. Other types of irregularities may be skin tags,
lesions, and others.
Moles and warts can be painful or have an unsightly appearance. This can cause
people to be rather embarrassed of the appearance, which will cause them to want to
have them removed.
It is common for people to seek advice from a dermatologist when they have an
unsightly mole, wart, or other irregularity on the skin. There are also a few surgical
procedures which can be done to remove these things. Doctors might have medicines,
creams, surgical procedures, and other methods.
Many people don’t feel comfortable seeing a dermatologist for removal or a mole or a
wart. Some people cannot afford the cost of removing such an unsightly growth on the
skin. You don’t have to pay to see a doctor for removal of these types of skin
irregularities because there are methods of removal you can perform at home which are
The purpose of this e-book is to educate you about moles and warts and provide many
different natural methods you can perform at home. These methods are completely
natural and safe to perform on any skin irregularity you might have. They are also
known to improve the appearance of other skin problems people often suffer from.
It is always best to consult a physician if you naturally try to remove a skin irregularity
and it continues to grow back or there is a problem. You also might want to consider
consulting a dermatologist for advice on whether or not it is a good idea to remove a
skin irregularity on your own. Seeking advice is the best option when you are not sure
or if the growth is getting bigger or looks to be spreading.
Removing skin irregularities can be extremely expensive and leave scarring on the skin.
When you naturally remove irregularities on your own naturally, in most cases there is
not any scar tissue left behind.
What Are Warts?
A wart is actually caused by a viral infection and is known to be a benign tumor in the
epidermis layer of the skin. A wart is known to be caused by a virus.
The human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is a double-stranded DNA virus, which
is responsible for causing warts to appear on the outer layer of the skin. The virus
remains at the bottom layer of the epidermis. The skin may appear to be normal when it
contains this virus.
There are different types of the human papillomavirus. Because there are many
different types of the virus that can get into the skin, different types of warts may appear
in the skin. Some of these sub-types are known to be a root cause of cervical cancer
and other related cancers. A wart can appear anywhere on the body on the outer skin
Warts are very common. Most people get a wart at least once in their lives. Warts can
be extremely frustrating and bothersome. It is common for them to be painful if they are
in a location like the heel of your foot. This can make it difficult to walk.
Many people believe that warts are caused from frogs. This is a myth. Frogs do not
carry the human papillomavirus and they do not cause warts to appear on the skin.
Warts are simply a viral infection and the virus comes to the surface of the skin in the
form of a wart.
Another common myth about warts is that they have roots. A wart does not have a root
in the bottom or underneath it. Warts grow to the top layer of the skin, which is known
as the epidermis. When a wart seems as if it has grown downward or deep into the
skin, it is not a root. A wart will displace the dermis, which is the second layer of skin. It
will not grow into the dermis.
A wart may feel hard and solid on the outside. It may feel rock hard and deep but it
really is only on the top layer of the skin. When a wart is removed from the skin it
actually is not hard at all. Underneath a wart is actually soft and tender. The air causes
a wart to harden.
Appearance of Warts
In most cases warts tend to grow in cylindrical columns on the skin. When a wart grows
on the face the cylindrical columns will not fuse together. This is because the skin on
the face is thin and it doesn’t provide for the growth.
When warts grow on the fingers or the feet where the skin is much thicker, these
cylindrical columns will actually fuse together. The columns fuse together and they are
packed together tightly. It is common for the surface of the skin to have a mosaic
pattern on thicker skin.
Black dots can also arise in the center of the top of a wart. These black dots are
actually blood vessels. Blood vessels will grow rapidly and irregularly into a wart. They
will thromboses and clot at the base of a wart and give it a black dot.
Different Types of Warts
There are many different types of warts. This is because there are many different
strings of the human papillomavirus. The different strings of the virus will depend on
which type of wart grows onto the upper layer of the skin. The different types of warts
include classic, plantar, periungal, flat, and the molluscum contagiosum.
Most warts are non-cancerous. In most cases, warts are extremely painful and they are
a nuisance. Almost all warts are unwanted and very unpleasant, especially if they
appear on the skin where they are visible to others and cannot be hidden by clothing or
Warts are commonly flesh colored and the surface will be rough and irregular. They
might have a dome shape also. Warts can appear anywhere on the body.
The classic wart is the wart that is most common. They are called common warts or
classic warts. A classic wart is usually frustrating and can be painful depending on
where on the body it appears. Common warts can appear anywhere on the body and
they are most common in children.
Plantar warts are very painful. These warts are most commonly found on the soles or
the bottom of the feet. Children often get plantar warts more than adults do. A plantar
wart on the bottom of a foot can almost disable someone from being able to walk
because they can be so painful.
A plantar wart is usually flesh colored but they may have small black dots in the middle
of them also. These black dots are actually broken blood vessels. Plantar warts do not
take on the same flesh affects as a callous or a corn.
If you were to get a plantar wart on your fingers, you would notice that you do not retain
your fingerprints across a wart as you would a callous. Warts do not maintain
fingerprints but they eliminate them until the wart is removed from the finger.
Periungal warts are the warts that are most commonly found around fingernails and
toenails. These often appear when you don’t properly care for the hygiene of your feet.
You might have a lot of fungus around your feet and toes or you may be prone to
ingrown toenails. This can also make you susceptible to periungal warts.
Periungal warts are common around the fingers also. The best way to avoid these
types of warts is through proper hygiene. Periungal warts experienced a big outburst
when women started getting their nails done through salons. Today, salons are very
careful about the types of equipment used to do fingernails and they are well versed on
hygienic issues regarding the fingernails.
Flat warts are most commonly found on a child’s face. They are called flat warts
because the tops of them are flat. They usually have a smooth surface also. These are
not as unsightly as the look as a plantar wart but they do show up on the face which
make them just as bad. These warts are not as painful as a plantar wart but they
should be removed.
Molluscum Contagiosum is not exactly a wart. This is considered to be a wart and
doctors often refer to them as warts. They are caused by a different type of virus,
known as the poxvirus. Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus and these are
caused by the poxvirus, which is what set the two apart. However,
Causes of Warts
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus. This virus does not affect every person
in the same way.
This is because all bodies are different and react to viruses and infections differently.
Some people are less prone to develop a wart and may never get one in their lifetime,
while other people may develop many warts on different areas of their body often.
The human papillomavirus comes in over 100 different strands. This virus develops in
the epidermis of the skin and can cause warts all over the body. Warts can grow
anywhere on the skin, on the genitals and the rectal area, and even on the inside of
your mouth. The most common types of warts develop on the fingers and hands.
The cause of the human papillomavirus is unknown. This virus is not one that can be
treated or minimized in individuals because there is not a cure for the virus. Doctors
know how to treat warts when they arise from the virus but they do not have a cure on
preventing them from developing on the skin or throughout other parts of the body.
Because there are so many strands of the human papilla virus, there are hundreds of
different types of warts. Not all warts can be treated the same way. Some warts can be
treated and removed with basic over-the-counter medication in just a few days while
other types of warts may remain for months and be very difficult to remove.
It is also common for a wart to grow back in the original location also. Not all warts act
or look the same because they may come from different strands of the virus.
Some warts may be very painful while others may remain unfelt by the person who has
the wart. Some people might choose not to remove a wart if it is not painful and if it is
not on an area of the body where it is entirely visible to the public. It is usually up to the
person who has the wart.
In addition, the most painful warts are usually the parts of the body where the skin is
thinner or if the wart is a plantar wart. If a wart is constantly irritated by rubbing up
against something or stepped on (on the bottom of a foot), this can be the cause of the
Are They Contagious
Most warts are extremely contagious. They can be passed from one person to another
by contact. When children have a wart on their hand and they hug their mother by
wrapping their hands around her neck, it is possible for her to get a wart on the back of
her neck. Children are usually responsible for passing warts around and causing them
When children have warts on their hands it is the most dangerous place to have them.
This is because children often rub their eyes, touch their face and other parts of their
body. Warts can spread by touching them.
Warts can also be passed through the use of a towel that is contaminated. If there is a
towel hanging in the bathroom people use to dry their hands after they wash them, this
towel can hold the virus of a wart and cause another person to get a wart. It is advised
to never use community towels with children who have warts and to use separate
towels and things.
Genital warts are also very contagious also. These types of warts are often passed
through anal, vaginal, and oral sex. If you or your partner has genital warts it is very
important to have protected sex or not have sex at all.
When a woman has genital warts they can actually grow and spread on the cervix. The
cervix is inside of the vagina. A woman may go for a long time without knowing she has
warts on the inside of her vagina or on the cervix. These warts can be passed to a
sexual partner and the woman will not even know it.
Hygiene is vital when someone in your family or that you have contact with has warts. It
is important to keep these things in mind and not share towels or touch things that a
wart may come in contact with.
You should never touch someone’s wart because you may develop one. Women who
are sexually active should always have a yearly exam to be sure they do not have any
genital warts on their cervix.
Who Gets Warts?
Warts most commonly appear in children and teenagers. However, people of all ages
can develop warts anywhere on the body because of the way they spread through
Warts can develop overnight upon touch or they might take a few days. They also may
resolve themselves. Some warts may resolve within a couple of weeks while others
may take months.
It is common for people to have to find a way to remove warts if they do not resolve on
their own. A wart can stay on the body for years. There is no definite time frame for a
wart to go away on its own or a guarantee if one will for sure.
Anyone can get warts. Some people are not prone to them because their immune
system is not affected by the human papilloma virus. Everyone reacts differently to this
virus and some people do not at all.
The immune system is what directs a wart on the body and how long it will stick around.
If a person develops a wart on their body and it goes away easily it usually means they
have a healthy immune system. People who are ill with immune-related diseases like
lymphoma and AIDS often tend to get warts that will last longer on the body.
People who are undergoing chemotherapy often have a breakdown of their immune
system during this period and may have the same results with a wart. It is also common
for it to be more difficult to get rid of a wart when the immune system is weakened due
to illness or something like chemotherapy.
Natural Treatments for Wart Removal
There are many different known treatment methods for removing warts people use
every day. Not every method of wart removal works for everyone because every body
is different. It is best to use a method you are comfortable with.
The most common methods of wart removal include duct tape, salicylic acid,
cantharidin, liquid nitrogen, aloe vera, tea tree oil, Echinacea pills, and more. If it
doesn’t work you can try another until it goes away. There are over the counter
methods of wart removal you can use if you want to try these too.
Duct tape is considered to be 85% effective. This is a very popular method of wart
removal because it is completely natural. It involves placing a piece of duct tape over a
wart and leaving the wart covered up for a period of 6 to 7 days.
After a week, you will remove the duct tape and soak the wart so it is very tender and
can be scrubbed off with an emery board or a pumice stone. These two things will
scratch the top of the skin off of the wart. You will then reapply the duct tape to the wart
for another week and continue the process.
The duct tape method of wart removal is known to be effective in almost 80% of people.
However, it is important to understand that this method can take up to three months to
completely remove a wart. The body may also naturally remove a wart in three months
time, which means it is hard to know for sure if this method really does work or if the
immune system is disposing of the wart on its own.
Salicylic acid is very similar to the use of duct tape. However, this method requires daily
attention to the wart but it may be more effective in removing a wart faster. The salicylic
acid will be applied to a wart every day after the wart has been prepared through
soaking it and scrubbing the top of the wart off with an emery board. Place a band aid
over the wart because it will help the wart absorb the salicylic acid. Salicylic acid can be
used on warts that have developed on the knees, feet, and hands.
Liquid nitrogen is another common method for treating warts. This method of treating
warts is an updated version of the old-fashioned remedy of freezing warts off of the skin.
Liquid nitrogen is applied by using a spray or by using a cotton swab to apply the
treatment. The method of freezing a wart may cause the wart to blister and fall off.
Many treatments may be necessary in order for it to be entirely effective.
In most cases, liquid nitrogen is a painless procedure. When the wart blisters, this will
usually last for one day and may be slightly painful but the wart will fall off rapidly once it
One complication of the use of liquid nitrogen is that the wart may actually spread to the
surface of the blister, resulting in an even bigger wart after the treatment. Scarring also
occurs with the use of liquid nitrogen.
Aloe Vera is used for just about everything when it comes to curing problems with the
skin. It is known to be an effective treatment for eliminating warts also. First, you will
soak a cotton ball in the aloe vera.
The best type of aloe vera is straight from the plant. You will tape the cotton ball by
using a band aid or a piece of medical tape, directly to the wart. Every few hours you
will add to the aloe vera. You will wear the band-aid for a few days and continue to
reapply the aloe vera. This method of wart removal is known to be effective in only a
One of the most potent methods of naturally killing warts is by the use of essential oil of
tea tree. This is because tea tree is a powerful antiseptic and it is known to kill almost
any type of bacteria. The rate of success of eliminating warts is very high, which makes
this natural method one of the most popular. All you have to do is apply the tea tree oil
on the wart daily until it disappears. You don’t have to cover up the wart with a band-aid
or anything else.
Echinacea pills are another method of removing warts. Echinacea is a well-known
method for repairing the immune system. Since warts rely on a healthy immune system
to leave the body naturally, this is another popular way to remove a wart.
Echinacea pills are known to heal skin infections and other things wrong with the body
too. All you have to do is take one or two capsules daily, or as the bottle directs. You
will see the wart go away after a few days or weeks.
Native Americans commonly use Echinacea for just about everything when it comes to
healing the body. The United States began using Echinacea for healing methods in the
early 1900’s as the most popular healing herb for medical practice. Today, it is still one
of the most commonly prescribed natural methods of healing today.
Lemon oil and castor oil are two additional methods you can use to remove a wart on
the skin. When you use lemon oil you will use only a single drop directly on the wart.
The lemon oil will dry out the wart and it will go away.
Castor oil can be applied directly on the wart and massaged into the wart. This should
be used twice a day, in the mornings and in the evenings. Keep the wart covered with a
bandage at all times, except for when applying more castor oil. The wart should go
away in as little as a few weeks.
Banana peel is another natural method of removing warts on the skin. This method of
treatment is not proven to be effective but some people say it works. It is said that you
can rub a banana peel on the skin every single day and the wart will go away after a few
weeks. You should rub the banana peel on the skin several times throughout the day
for the best results.
There are many other methods of removing warts people use at home. These home
remedies include the use of chalk, dandelion, banking soda, papaya, aspirin, and even
When using natural home remedies for wart removal it is every important to remember
that there is never any guarantee. What might work for you may not work for your friend
or family member. Everyone has a different immune system and is affected by the
human papillomavirus differently.
Another consideration when you try to cure a wart or eliminate one from your skin is any
allergies your body might have. If you are allergic to consuming any natural methods of
eliminating a wart, chances are good you should not rub it on your skin also. If you
have an allergic reaction to an ingredient stop using it.
All warts can act very differently also. Be sure to remember if you have a couple of
warts you are trying to remove, one may fall off right away while the other sticks around
for some time. You might have to try a couple of different things in order to get the wart
to completely fall off or be eliminated.
There is never a guarantee to home remedies because of the body. If the home
remedies do not work, you might want to try an over the counter method that you can
purchase in your local pharmacy.
Things You Need to Know about Warts
1. At least 10% of children are prone to developing warts. It is most common for
teenagers to develop them. However, children at any age can develop warts.
2. Warts are extremely contagious and in most cases are spread from direct contact
from one person to another. They can also be spread through touching a
contaminated towel, clothing or something else that contains the bacteria.
3. If you want to avoid warts, it is important to maintain good hygiene practices and
keep bites, rashes, and scrapes clean and covered at all times. It is also
important to wear shoes when in public places. Children who go barefoot in
public tend to get plantar warts more commonly than those who wear shoes.
4. If warts do not go away, you might want to seek the advice of a pediatrician or a
dermatologist. Pediatricians have access to higher dosages of salicylic acid if it
doesn’t work at home for you.
5. Genital warts should not be treated by the use of a home remedy. You should
consult a physician to treat these types of warts.
6. Warts are benign tumors that develop when the skin cells known as
keratinocytes become infected.
7. There are immune system drugs such as Aldara, which is given if other
treatments for wart removal are not effective.
What are Moles?
Moles are growths on the skin that are common in everyone. The medical terminology
for a mole is called nevus. The plural form for multiple moles is known as nevi.
Moles are irregularities in the skin. To many people they can be very unsightly and
annoying. When moles appear on the face or parts of the body that are visible they can
be very embarrassing also.
Moles are usually tan, pink, brown, or they can even be the same colors as your flesh.
They develop on the skin when the skin cells called melanocytes grow in clusters along
with the tissues that surround them.
When the melanocytes spread evenly, they tend to produce the pigments in the skin
which it what is responsible for giving the skin its natural color. When a person exposes
their skin directly to the sunlight, it causes the melanocytes to produce more pigments in
the skin. When more pigments develop in the skin, this is how the skin becomes tan.
A person can be born with moles on the skin. Sunlight isn’t always the direct cause of
moles on the skin. Most moles are non-cancerous. However, some moles are a direct
sign of cancer in the body or the mole itself can be considered a form of skin cancer. It
is best to get a biopsy of a mole if it changes shape or size. Moles with irregular shape
such as asymmetrical or if it is protruding, itches, or causes pain and bleeds, it may be a
A mole grows on the outer layer of the skin and is a pigmented spot, usually colored. In
most cases they are round, flat, and they can even be oval in shape. They are usually
raised off of the skin.
Moles can develop on the skin singly or in large clusters anywhere on your body. There
are types of moles that grow in large stalks which rise above the surface of the skin.
These moles that grow above the skin with stalks usually fall off on their own after time.
A mole lasts for up to 50 years on the skin before they will completely fall off or begin to
fade away from the skin. It is common for some moles to disappear entirely, while
others never lose their coloration or lighten. There is never a guarantee if a mole will go
away on its own without having it removed.
Many people want to have moles removed because of the way they look or the
unsightly aspect of them. Not all moles need to be removed. Many people see doctors
to remove moles from their body but there are many different natural remedies you can
use to remove moles off of your body.
Different Types of Moles
There are many different types of moles people can get. They can be a menace to
people, especially if they are painful. The most common types of moles that grow on
the skin are the junctional, compound, dermal, sebaceous, and the blue moles.
The junctional moles are common on the skin. These appear to be flat, round, light or
dark brown and slightly rose off of the skin. Junctional moles in most cases are benign
and non-cancerous. These are the most common type of mole people develop on their
Compound moles are also slightly raised on the skin. These types of moles vary in
different colors which include tan, dark brown, and even pink. Compound moles have
melanocytes, which are the pigment producing cells. These moles grow deep in both
the upper and lower layers of the skin, known as the dermis and the epidermis.
Dermal moles also range in different colors from natural flesh colors to dark brown.
They are also elevated off of the skin. Dermal moles usually occur from the torso and
up and are rarely found on the lower body. These types of moles often contain hairs
growing out of them.
Many people who have over active oil glands in their skin who cannot control the oils
develop sebaceous moles. These moles are usually yellow in color. They do not vary
in color at all. The texture of the sebaceous moles is usually very rough.
Women usually get blue moles. Men can get them but most cases appear in women.
These moles are blue in color caused by the pigments that are deep inside of the skin.
They most commonly appear on the upper body portions of women on the scalp of the
head, face, neck, and the arms.
The majority of moles are benign. However, the atypical moles often develop into
malignant melanoma. This is known as a form of skin cancer that can be potentially
fatal for some people.
These atypical moles are usually the size of a pencil eraser or even bigger. The
pigmentation of the mole and the shape will not be consistent. The mole may have
different colors and the mole will not be a perfect circle but look as if the circle went
wrong somewhere in the growth. Moles that people are born with are less likely to
become skin cancer than atypical moles that grow later on in life.
Lentigomaligna is another form of moles which is called melanotic freckle of Hutchinson.
These types of moles grow most commonly on the face of people after the age of 50.
When these moles develop they will first appear as a flat round spot on the face. They
will have two or more different shades of tan and slowly become larger and darken.
Over 30% of these moles turn into a type of skin cancer known as lentigo malignant
Who Gets Moles
Moles are very common and they usually develop on people between the ages of 10
and 40. Over time, people can develop new moles until they reach the age of 40.
These moles can be raised above the skin or they can be flat. The most common
shape of moles is oval or round. They are also not larger than the eraser on a pencil.
When moles grow on the skin, they start off as small flat spots and slowly grow in
diameter and also rise above the skin. After time, moles may flatten again, change
back to the color of your skin and fall off.
Most people have at least a few moles somewhere on their body. It is common for
people to develop the most moles around the age of 20 and they may appear or look
like freckles on the skin. The color and shape of these moles usually will not change
However, teenagers and people who experience changes in their hormone levels can
develop moles. Hormone level changes in the body can also cause the color of a mole
to become darker and the size of a mole to be much larger.
New moles often appear when hormone levels peak also. This is common for
teenagers, pregnant women, and people who take hormone medications.
When babies are born they can have moles already present on their skin. In most
cases, these moles are non-cancerous. Approximately 1%-3% of most babies are born
with at least one mole on their body somewhere on their skin. Moles present at birth
have a medical terminology known as congenital nevi.
Causes of Moles
The cause for how or why the body develops moles is unknown. This includes moles
that develop at birth and moles that arrive when hormone levels spike or change
throughout the body.
Some moles are considered to be hereditary. These are usually the atypical moles that
usually end up on being cancerous. When family members have moles that are
irregular in shape and the moles take on multiple colorations it is important to watch for
them on your body too.
The chances of people developing the same or similar moles are very high. There is
not a cure for stopping or preventing mole growth on the body.
Many people assume a mole means cancer. This is not the case at all. The majority of
moles are non-cancerous. Everyone develops moles on their body. It is assumed that
free radical damage and the rays from the sun cause moles to develop on the body
also. Only a very small percentage of moles are cancerous and require the attention of
Moles that require medical attention will have many different characteristics. You
should keep these in mind if you notice a new mole growth on your skin. These things
include if the mole appears after the age of 20, if the mole bleeds, itches, or looks
different than a normal mole.
If a mole experiences any changes in the shape, from a perfect round shape to an
abnormal circular shape that is squiggly, it may have become cancerous.
Skin Cancer and Moles
Although a very small percentage of moles are known to be cancerous, it is very
important to pay attention to them, even if you have had the same mole since you were
a child. There are many things to look for in a mole on your skin and they may mean
Most people want to have moles removed because they are unsightly and hard to live
with, especially if the location on the body is visible and hard to cover up. Some people
want to remove a mole because it is painful but they don’t consider what the pain may
Pain in a mole may mean that the mole is cancerous. In this case, it is important to
have a doctor look at a mole and perform a biopsy. When a biopsy is performed a
doctor will remove a portion or the entire mole. It is painless when a doctor removes a
mole and the pain will go away.
If a doctor removes a portion of a mole and determines that the mole is cancerous, the
entire mole will be removed from the skin. It is very rare for moles to reappear after
they have been removed. If they do continue to reappear then the doctor is not getting
the entire mole from the bottom layer of the skin.
There are ways to naturally remove moles if the purpose of the removal is because they
are annoying or unsightly and hard to live with. Moles can burden someone’s selfesteem.
It can make a really big difference with the confidence someone has with their
body. Natural moles are okay to remove at home on your own.
You should not try to remove cancerous moles on your own because they contain
cancerous cells. If you only remove a portion of a cancerous mole and the cancer is still
in the skin, it will still be a threat to the body and can be fatal.
You can prevent moles by wearing sunscreen and limiting your body to exposure in the
sun. If you have moles on your body already you should pay attention to them and do a
self examination on the moles at least once a month.
When moles change their size or shape, color, or even the texture from a soft to rough,
you should consult a dermatologist. If new moles appear along with moles you currently
have, consult a dermatologist.
There are four major things you should know about moles if you are a sun lover. These
four things are considered the ABCDs of melanoma. The ABCDs stand for asymmetry,
borders, color, and diameter.
Asymmetrical is one of the most important things when it comes to moles and the way
they look. When you examine a mole on your skin you should be sure they are not
asymmetrical. This means that if you draw a line down the center of the mole, both
sides should be almost identical in color and shape. The sides will not be different in
any way. This includes a black spot on one side but not the other or a dark color on one
side but not the other, and more. Both sides of the mole should be exactly the same.
An asymmetry mole will have different sides and not appear to be the same.
The borders of a mole are also very important. A cancerous mole may have a border
around it that looks to spread away from the mole. The border may change in color or
appear to widen the mole and make it look larger. The border of a mole with cancer will
be very irregular and different. A normal mole will not have a visible border that is
distinct. You should examine any moles monthly and pay close attention to the borders
or the outside.
All moles on your body may be different in color. They all will never be exactly the
same color. However, individual moles should have a set color. A mole on the body
should not have multiple colors or different shades. A mole that has different colors or
changes should be checked out by a dermatologist. If the mole is just one color and
looks to be normal, you can remove it on your own through natural methods at home.
One of the first things a doctor is going to ask a person about a mole is the size or
diameter. Measuring the diameter of a mole is easy. All you need is a pencil. You can
use the eraser on the tip of a pencil. A mole should never be larger in size that the
eraser on the tip of the pencil. If you notice you have a mole that is growing to be larger
than the eraser you should not try to remove it yourself but seek the advice of a
How Doctors Remove Moles
Doctors use several methods to remove moles. If you have a mole with any of the
cancerous characteristics it is best to seek the advice of a dermatologist.
If a dermatologist looks at the mole and thinks you are safe to move forward with your
own natural methods of removal, you can. However, it is best to have a dermatologist
look at a mole because if it is cancerous, the doctor should perform the procedure. This
is because the procedure will ensure all of the cancerous cells are removed from the
skin and you no longer have them in your body. If you perform a natural removal on
your own you may not be able to remove all of the cancer.
There are many methods of mole removal a doctor might perform on a person. This
usually depends on the type of mole growing on the skin, and what the person is most
comfortable. These procedures include an excision with stitches, and excision with
cauterization, laser surgery, and a shave biopsy.
It is common for a doctor to perform an excision with stitches. When a doctor performs
this type of procedure he or she will cut the mole out of the skin. The doctor will have to
cut the mole out in its full depth of the skin and then suture the wound. There may be
scarring due to this type of mole removal method.
An excision with stitches is most commonly used today on moles where the doctor
suspects the moles might be cancerous. Any irregular moles that might be flat against
the skin’s surface and not rose above the surface of the skin need to be cut out of the
When a doctor cuts a mole out of the skin with an excision with stitches, he or she will
then send the mole to a laboratory for tests to be run on it to confirm if the mole indeed
was cancerous. The hole in the skin is then stitched up and will heal within a week or
A doctor will also perform an excision with cauterization to remove a mole on the skin
also. This type of procedure to remove a mole requires the use of a cautery tool. A
doctor will actually burn a mole off of the skin.
A doctor does not require the use of stitches for this type of mole removal because they
are not cutting the skin, they are burning it. The wound may hurt as a burn on your
hand or any other type of burn.
However, the skin will heal naturally as any burn wound would when new skin cells
develop. This method is not very painful but may sting for a few days because of the
burn. The scarring may not be as bad as the excision with stitches.
One of the most common methods doctors use to remove moles from the skin today is
by the use of laser surgery. This is the most common method when a mole is on the
face or in a visible place and someone wants the mole removed because of the
unsightly skin irregularity. A laser is actually applied to the mole which will eliminate the
mole from the skin. The laser works by sealing blood vessels and eliminating the
tissues of the mole and surrounding the mole. This is done through evaporation.
When laser surgery is used to remove moles on the body a doctor does not need to use
stitches or even sutures. This is a fast procedure that heals the quickest and is the
least painful you can undergo. Laser surgery also minimizes scar tissue, which is why it
is the best procedure for the face.
Some doctors use a method known as a shave biopsy on moles. This method is used
for moles that often rise above the surface of the skin. The area of the mole will be
numbed with an anesthetic so you will not feel anything. The doctor will then use a
scalpel and completely remove the portion of the mole that is above the skin and make
the mole skin level.
In most cases, a white mark will remain in the place of where the mole used to reside on
the skin. The flat white mark may actually be the color the mole used to be. This is
known to happen but not common. This coloration cannot be removed from the skin.
Scarring due to surgical procedures from mole removal is usually kept at a minimum. If
a doctor is removing a mole because they suspect the mole is cancerous, scarring will
be the least of their concerns.
An excision will most likely be performed and a small scar may replace where the mole
did reside on the skin. You can be sure a scar doesn’t stand out on your skin by using
sunscreen when you are out in the sun. If you have a scar and you tan around a scar
without using sunscreen, a scar will stand out and be more visible.
How to Remove Moles Naturally
If you have moles on your body and you want to remove them naturally, you can. It is
always best to be sure the moles are not cancerous and just regular moles that have
naturally grown on your body. There are many natural methods you can use to remove
moles on your body.
There are many reasons to remove a mole from your body. The sight of a mole may
not even bother you if it is on your arm or in a location that is not visible to the public or
hard to cover up. Some moles may be painful if they rub against clothing or are on the
legs or face and have been shaved over many times. This can cause a lot of
The most serious reason why a mole should be removed from the body includes the risk
factor of skin cancer. If the mole appears to be cancerous it is important to remove the
mole right away. When moles are caught early, the skin cancer can be completely
removed. This will reduce the risk of skin cancer from reoccurring or redeveloping.
There are many natural methods for removing moles on your skin. Many of the things
you can use to remove them include cauliflower, garlic, pineapple, honey, castor oil, fig
stems and hot water with vinegar, and more.
These methods of mole removal are not guaranteed for mole removal for all types of
moles. You might need to try a few of these methods or seek a physician if you cannot
get a mole to go away permanently. These are successful natural remedies you can
use in the comfort of your own home to remove a mole from your skin.
When you use cauliflowers to remove moles you will actually prepare a cauliflower juice
in a blender. Place the cauliflower in your blender and blend it up until it is in a puree
form. You will not need to add any water or anything. Cauliflower actually contains
enough juices in it and it will puree just fine.
This juice needs to be rubbed on your moles on a daily basis. After you begin this
process in a week or two, the cauliflower juice will cause the mole to peel off of your
skin naturally. This is an excellent method that minimizes any type of scarring or mark
on the skin that is evident a mole existed their previously.
Garlic is another ingredient used to repair the skin and remove moles naturally in your
home. You will use a real garlic clove. Be sure to peel the garlic and mash it up into a
mushy substance. As you mash the garlic it will have the consistency of a paste like
substance. You will then be able to paste the garlic directly onto the mole or moles.
When you use garlic, it is important to use a bandage on your skin and cover up the
moles. This should be done at night only. During the day, you will remove the bandage
and allow it to breathe and reapply the garlic paste again the next night. The mole will
eventually fall off after a short period of time.
Pineapple juice is another natural substance known to repair moles on the skin. You
should make fresh pineapple juice for mole removal. Do not buy pineapple juice and
use it out of a can because it will not work. Use a real pineapple and create freshly
squeezed pineapple juice daily. You will rub the juice on your moles daily. This will
actually cause the moles to become weak and fall off. If you have flattened moles that
are surface level of the skin and cannot fall off, they will eventually begin to disappear
and no longer be visible.
Castor oil and honey also have the same affect as pineapple juice. You can gently rub
castor oil on a mole and expect to see it weaken and disappear. Honey is known to
have a similar affect on moles and they will eventually fall off.
Another method of natural mole removal is by scrubbing them with hot water five to six
times a day. Allow the mole and the surrounding skin to dry completely. You will then
use cider vinegar. This can be applied with a cotton ball or swab. Let the mole sit for
only 10 minutes and then rinse the cider vinegar completely off. This needs to be
repeated at least six or seven times a day for a week or more. The mole or moles will
eventually leave your skin.
Fig stems also contain a juice inside of them which are known to be effective in mole
removal. These can be hard to find depending on your locale. Juice from fig stems can
be applied daily and will eventually cause a mole to be eliminated.
Natural mole removal is the best method to remove moles from your skin because they
don’t leave unsightly scars and there isn’t a high cost associated with it like a surgical
procedure performed by a dermatologist. Not all natural methods of mole removal are
guaranteed to work. What might work for some people may not work for you. You can
try different methods to see what works for you and what doesn’t.
Removing Other Types of Skin Irregularities
There are other irregularities the body creates on the skin that people cannot bare to
have. These irregularities include skin tags, lesions, and other things. There are
natural ways to remove skin tags at home also.
A skin tag is additional skin that looks like hanging skin. This excess skin is usually
benign but looks bad. Many people are embarrassed of skin tags because they are
abnormal. They often are the same color of your skin and appear most commonly
around the neck, underarms, eyelids, and even under the breasts. They also appear in
the upper chest, in the groin folds and anywhere the skin tends to rub against clothing
In most cases of skin tags, they occur due to rubbing or irritation of the skin against
something continuously for long periods of time. This excess skin may be removed
from the body naturally or you can go see a dermatologist. If you seek removal from a
dermatologist it may be very expensive and result in scarring.
Many people use duct tape for skin tag removal. As this method is used for removing
warts naturally, you can also use it to remove skin tags. You will put a small piece of
duct tape over the skin tag and leave it on your skin. When the tape begins to loosen,
pull it off and see if the skin tag comes with the tape. If it doesn’t, reapply the tape until
the tag eventually pulls off with the tape.
Skin tags can also be removed by using vitamin E. Vitamin E is known for its skin
healing capabilities. It is important to apply vitamin E to a band-aid or directly to the
skin tag and check the skin tag when the band-aid loosens. An improvement in skin
color will be evident and eventually the skin tag will fall off.
Some people who don’t mind a little pain often removes skin tags by tying them off.
They will use a short piece of string and tie it tight. This will cause the blood supply to
be cut off to the skin tag. The blood supply is why a skin tag stays alive in the first
place. By cutting this off, allows the skin to die off. This will then cause the excess skin
to fall off of your body.
Removing irregularities in the skin is important to many people. Warts and moles are
the most common irregularities that can be dangerous or just painful. There are natural
remedies to remove these from your body so you don’t have to see a doctor and pay
the high dollar costs.
Many times insurance companies won’t pay to have things removed from your body,
especially if they do not pose a threat. In most cases, an insurance company will say
the removal is cosmetic and they will not pay. If you choose to see a doctor be sure the
procedure is paid for first. If the insurance company will not pay for the procedure, then
you need to use one of the natural remedies listed in this e-book.
Warts can be painful if they are plantar warts at the bottom of your feet or somewhere
else in the body. There are many different types of warts you can have on your body
and they can be removed if you cannot wait for them to fall off naturally. It is important
to remember that warts are caused by a breakdown in the immune system and when
your body becomes healthy, the warts will fall off and new skin will grow over the
Moles can be a nuisance and very embarrassing, especially if they are visible. Moles
can also be dangerous. Not all moles are cancerous but it is important to know the
basics of moles and how to know if you have a normal mole or one you should have
inspected by a doctor. When you know the characteristics of an abnormal mole you can
be smart. You should never try to naturally remove a mole that is abnormal and
possibly cancerous. This is because you want to be sure all of the cancer is removed
from your body or it could be fatal. If you have an abnormal mole, have a dermatologist
tell you if you are safe to remove it on your own or not.
Skin tags are irregularities in the skin also. They are very common and can easily be
removed through many natural methods. These are not dangerous or painful, but they
can be embarrassing if located in a visible place on the body that is hard to cover up.
Always remember that natural remedies that work for one person may not work for you.
Everyone’s body is different and there is never a guarantee that a method will work.
You might need to try a few different methods in order to remove a wart, mole, or skin
tag or the first time might work. If a wart or a mole continues to grow back on your skin
you should be sure that you see a dermatologist and explain the regrowth to them