Last Modified on Feb 11, 2014
Many natural treatments are effective for safely eliminating moles. These treatments include the topical application of tonics including apple cider vinegar and others. These treatment options are safe but may still cause slight skin irritation if not applied appropriately.
What Are Moles?
Moles are common growths on the skin that typically appear black to brown in color. Moles may occur individually or in groups anywhere on the skin. Most moles appear in the early years of one’s life but may continue changing or growing later in life.
Moles are caused by the growth of several cells in a cluster rather than being spread out. As the cells are concentrated so is the pigment naturally found in the skin, causing the dark color of moles. Additional life changes may also cause the change of moles.
Natural Mole Removal Remedies
Mole removal involves the careful application of effective treatments. Apple cider vinegar and garlic can be applied directly to a mole and function essentially to burn the mole to eliminate it. Additionally, iodine functions in the same way but is much less abrasive than vinegar or garlic.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a natural diluted acid. As such, the vinegar works to safely burn a mole and removes it. Treatment generally involves daily application of apple cider vinegar to the mole until it has turned black and become a scab that falls off.
Garlic is an herb used for treating a variety of health conditions. Concerning moles, garlic’s natural enzymes break down the clusters of cells that cause moles. Additionally, garlic works to naturally lighten the pigmentation in moles.
Iodine is a naturally occurring element that aids in the regulation of the thyroid and other hormones. When applied topically to a mole, iodine penetrates the cells and naturally eradicates them.
While moles are common, their appearance may be disconcerting for some individuals. Natural treatments can effectively eliminate moles without the need for surgery or other more invasive treatments.
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- ACV, Garlic and Iodine
- Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Bag Balm
- Banana Peels
- Bloodroot Paste
- Castor Oil
- Castor Oil and Baking Soda
- Castor Oil and Baking Soda Paste
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Sore Medicine
- Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide
- Garlic, Sea Salt
- General Feedback
- Herbal Creams
- Horse Tail Hair
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Aloe Vera
- Iodine, Tea Tree Oil
- Malt Vinegar, Vitamin C Powder
- Remedies Needed
- Salycilic Acid
- Scratch and Apply Salt
- Ted's Mole Theory
- The String Method
ACV, Garlic and Iodine
[YEA] 08/07/2007: Jessica from Kansas City, MO: "After reading the mole remedies on this site, I decided to seperately test the Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Iodine on three different moles. These are my results:
ACV--It completely removed one mole in 5 days. After "scratching" the mole with a clean needle, I soaked a small piece of cotton in ACV and placed it on the mole with a bandaid on it overnight (did this for 5 nights). During the day, I dabbed ACV on it a few times. During this time period, the once raised mole (the size of a pea) became flat, then black, then peeled off like a scab. The only problem was that I did not protect the skin around the mole with vaseline, because I couldn't get the bandaid to stick to my skin if I used it. Because of this, the skin around the mole became quite burned. It looks pretty bad! I'm trying to heal it up with Coconut Oil. But, personally I'd rather have a little burned skin than a nasty mole!
Garlic--the garlic worked pretty fast on another pea-sized mole, but again, I burned myself by not protecting the surrounding skin. And I really disliked smelling like garlic all day! The garlic worked in two days. The mole puffed up and blistered and then came off like a scab. Beware--this stuff really burns, so watch out for the healthy skin!
Iodine--I had a slightly-raised mole that basically flaked off after 7 days of using iodine on it 3 times per day. It takes a little longer to work than garlic or ACV, but NO burning!
With each of these remedies, I scratched the mole with a needle before applying the stuff. I think that helps to really get the substance in the mole in order to breat it down. Also, where the moles have fallen off I have scars. One of the rather large moles made a keloid-type (red, raised) scar. I'm applying Coconut Oil to all of these hoping to speed along the process. Finally, I tried these remedies on moles on my body--not my face. I can't recommend doing that, unless you understand you will have a noticable scar."Replies
06/22/2008: Rivercrosser from Brunei replies: "Hi Jessica, I tried the garlic method on my moles for 2 days only. I do not perceive any sign of them becoming scabs, rather, they become more protruding and bigger! Is that normal? I get a bit worried and feel like trying the iodine method instead. Any advice? Thanks much."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 06/30/2008: Kelly from New Market, Tennessee replies: "Hi, I'm trying the acv thing now after reading your account. I have a pea-sized mole on my cheek, and I think the acv is really working, but I was not careful enough the first time I applied it and got on my cheek around the mole. It left tiny little spots on my face that look like burns... is this something will fade with time?? I've been using aloe to try to clear it up. Thanks for any info."
05/30/2009: Jenjen321 from Edmonds, WA replies: "For those who got burned with the ACV on the skin surrounding the mole, did the redness and irritation finally heal. If so, how long did it take and what did you use to speed it up. Thanks, Jen"
05/30/2009: K.L from Omaha, N.E. replies: "I have removed several moles with ACV. Only one took more than a couple of days. I put moisted qtip and held till I could really feel it working. Would do this a couple times a day making sure only to stay on the mole or wart. After I felt like it was gone I cleansed and put hydrogen peroxide,.made sure to keep it clean and they healed in a couple of days. It is a good idea to put a little vasaline around the area you are going to treat to protect from getting burned. Just be sure you dont get it on the wart or mole. I would not cover it while healing as it tends to not heal as fast and will have trouble scabbing so it can heal."
06/29/2010: Dinah from Hendersonville, Nc, Usa replies: "I'm thinking about using this method on a mole on my face... what kind of ACV do you use? Organic or Diluted from grocery stores?"
08/17/2010: Danniella from Essex, Uk replies: "I used the cheapest Apple Cider Vinegar I found in the supermarket. In fact it only says cider vinegar on the bottle. Don't know whether it was suppose to say apple in front?! Either way, the cheapest Apple Cider Vinegar got rid of my moles after about a week. Read my comments below though (and any other comments) about the scarring afterwards."
10/07/2010: Jeje from Sabah, Malaysia replies: "Hey... I want to know the kind of iodine you used to remove the mole. If I used the one for first aid that I can buy at pharmacy, will it work?
Please answer this... Means a lot to me.. :)"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 11/21/2010: Ladybekzxxx from Perth, Wa, Australia replies: "I have been using ACV now for seven days on my disgusting moles, some are flat and some are raised. It took 4 days for me to notice any difference, but now most of them have shrivelled and are black with a scab over them. There is pink rings around where the moles are and is quite painful more than likely due to the acid in the vinegar. It seems to relieve the pain if I put moisturiser over it and aloe vera during the day. I only put Apple Cider Vinegar on at night after my shower before I go to bed.
This rot that people are saying to cut your moles to let the Apple Cider Vinegar in is pure dribble. Also apparently when they are scabbing DO NOT pick at the scabs, as it will lead to scarring. I'll keep on this website, till they are fully gone. Hope this has been some help :)"
11/23/2010: Brittany from Melbourne, Vic, Australia replies: "I have been using the Apple Cider Vinegar for 3 days pretty much most of the day and night. The moles turned black quickly but now they have a white ring around them one seems to be a little indented but there soft to touch and not dry and scabby at all is this normal? thanks"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/13/2011: R.b. from Ct replies: "After reading the posts I decided to give the remedy a try on a mole ive had on my nose since I was born. The mole was raise and very darkly pigmented, about the size of a pea.
I used a safety pin to make laserations on te surface of the mole and at the base. Fair warning, there was bleeding and stinging. Using a cotton swab I applied petroleum jelly around the perimeter of the mole. Throughout the day, I dabbed the mole with vinegar, every couple of hours or so.
At night, I cut a thin slice of garlic about the size of the mole. Using the point of the knife I poked at it to get it juicy. I placed the little garlic piece over the mole and secured it into place with a bandaid. I left it on over night.
I repeated this method for five days. On the second day the mole began to scab over. After five days the mole looked pretty shriveled and was completely scabbed.
I let the scab fall off and heal. The mole was not completely removed, but I would say it is about 65% gone and the voulume of it was reduced significantly. I will be repeating the procedure to further remove the mole. "
04/13/2012: Zobo from Fresno, Ca replies: "When you guys say "roughen up" the area first before applying ACV... do you just scratch the mole with a needle but make sure it doesnt bleed or what? Can you be a little more descriptive? Thank you."
06/04/2012: Mikey from Mission Viejo, Ca replies: "I found that instead of using a needle or a pin to roughen the edges before you apply ACV or garlic, using a nail file works well too and you won't bleed. Gently scratch the surface but make sure you dont't get the surrounding skin! Once the scab is formed don't pick it! Apply coconut oil or shea butter over the scab and surrounding skin to minimize scarring! Good luck"
06/08/2012: Bambi85 from England replies: "What do you guys think about dabbing some more avc or garlic in the crater, to prevent the mole from coming back? I presume it would leave a bigger scar... But it should also "burn" the root.. Right? Anyone tried it?"
11/22/2012: Patounett from Cannes, France replies: "Used garlic to remove a mole for two days. Protected the area with vaseline but got badly burned around it... Not good... Shouldn't have tried it on my face. Would probably need days to heal. Not sure if the mole will fall off... turned black and dry..."
11/24/2012: Patounett from Cannes, France replies: "The mole fall off... But still really red around it and a yellow scab where the mole was. Will probably use again this method with garlic juice only applied on the mole few times a day.... Garlic applied directly is just too strong..."
[YEA] 12/10/2012: Alan from La Habra, Ca replies: "ACV worked on a big ugly mole on my chest. I scratched until it bled a bit and then dabbed it with ACV 2 or 3 times a day, covering it with a band-aid. About two weeks later the mole was gone, BUT, the scar was pretty noticeable from both the mole and bandage for about a month. Now, I can hardly see a scar at all.... Surely looks better than that awful mole!"
12/21/2012: Lesaccali from Sacramento, California replies: "Ive been using Apple Cider Vinegar now for 5 days on a mole the size of a pea its raised.. I used an emry bord to rough mine up.. Not to the point of bleeding tho.. I think its working but the first few days it swelled up 2-3x its size.. Also mine is not forming a scab? Am I supposed to alow it to drie out.. Cause I thit you continue the process till it falls off.. In addition my mole is looking white not black.. But it didnt have a dark pigmant to begin with.. Any ideas or suggestion on whats going on.. Or a step by step instructions"
08/01/2013: Nobodo from Douglas County, Co replies: "For those planning to use ACV on their moles: roughing up the mole ahead of time is completely unnecessary and does not help the process at all. Just apply the ACV to the mole for a few days and you will get results. You do need to be careful of the skin around the mole, though."
10/21/2013: Nadia from Malaysia replies: "Well, I do try a lots of thing to remove my moles: Avc, garlic. None of them working. Then I try put a fabric bleacher on my mole. The mole does removed but it came back.it leave a very dark scar and burning :'( and it almost 6 months now. Doesn't change a bit. Is the scar permenant? I really want to fade the scar. Does mederma can fade the scar?"
10/23/2013: Oscar from Syracuse, New York replies: "To Nadia from Malaysia, You state you had a mole, tried treating it with ACV, garlic, and other things including bleach The mole came back and now you have a dark scar.
You NEED to see a dermatologist. You are playing around with what may now be skin cancer. Skin cancer can and will cause other cancers. Quit playing around and have a qualified doctor take a look at what is going on. You have been playing around with this for over 6 months now with no improvement, but a worsening of what may now be skin cancer. A dermatologist can effectively resolve this. IF YOU DON`T wait too long....Oscar"
[YEA] 06/10/2013: Sandra from Vancouver, Bc, Canada: "I've used anti-dandruff shampoo first for a small fungal spot on my shoulder. I soon found it's great for all kinds of skin issues, though should be used sparingly on sensitive areas like the face. I've successfully treated acne, rashes, and a lifelong redness I had under my nose. I suggested my dad try it for his awful roseacia (not sure how to spell) on his forehead, and in 2 days the bumps were gone. They haven't come back yet, 3 months later. Redness of the skin will persist for a couple days. Basically, the salisyllic acid removes the top layer of skin and destroys any bumps very quickly.
Method of use- I take a pea sized drop on my finger tip and apply to a small area like lotion. You will get used to how much you can use based on skin sensitivity. My dad put maybe 1/8 of a teaspoon on his forehead (including some scalp as he is balding). When I used it under my nose for redish skin, I got my finger wet before putting a small drop (half a pea) on my fingertip. This made spreading a small amount easier, and diluted it to some extent. It almost developed suds/bubbles from the shampoo, but not quite. I consider this the greatest discovery! My doctor told me it's good for fungus on the feet and toenails, bearing in mind that toenail fungus is often unlikely to permanently vanish. At least you can keep it from spreading and ruining your ability to wear cute shoes! Good luck!"
[YEA] 06/28/2010: Dlaertios from A, Greece: "Anti-dandruff shampoo cures moles. All you need is to scratch your mole, massage and leave the shampoo over the scratched mole. It will make a scab and it will fell off. Scaring is minimal. Keep applying the shampoo until the scab falls by itself in about 2-4 weeks.
I have tried all methods and applying Anti-dandruff shampoo to a scratched mole until the scab falls is by far the best method."Replies
[NAY] 07/11/2010: Becky from London, England replies: "Does this actually work as I have been doing it for more than 4 weeks."
[YEA] 07/12/2010: Addy from Flowery Branch, Ga replies: "I personally haven't tried the dandruff shampoo on my moles but I have had really good success using acv. I used the kind from my kitchen on one which worked with a little burning (not bad). I used organic acv with mother on another mole and it worked without the burning. I swear by it and now have a lot of people using to get rid of their moles! A note about dandruff shampoo, I suggested to my sister-in-law that she use it for rosacea and it worked like a charm! She uses it twice per week. Good luck!"
07/12/2010: Lee from New York replies: "I have the same question. I've been trying it since the post showed up. Have we been tricked?(If so, at least it didn't do any harm!)"
07/16/2010: Dlaertios from Greece replies: "Because this remedy will help many people and is the best of all, I like to give more help how I use it. I take a needle and scratch the center of the mole not healthy skin. Usually there is a little bleeding. Then I apply a brand of strong anti-dandruff shampoo daily (3 times per day usually). It scabs after second or third day. I keep applying the shampoo until the scab falls. Before you answer if it works or not please make sure that you follow my remedy. Thank you."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/05/2011: David from Os, Ms, Us replies: "This is my first day trying the anti dandruff shampoo and my mole darkened is this normal?"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 10/08/2011: Yiddo from London, England replies: "I used the shampoo but just rubbed it on my mole which is near my eye, the moles got smaller but the skin around it is real burned but at least its decreased. This method works if you apply it carefully."
07/07/2012: John from Manhattan, New York replies: "What do you mean my scratching the mole? Just scratch it once then put shampoo on?"
01/09/2013: Daisy from San Antonio, Tx, Usa replies: "Anti-dandruff shampoo might work due to the fact the most common ingredient being salicylic acid which promotes turnover/exfoliation. I used the same on a recurring boil and it eventually shrank to never return. But be careful about sls and sles, I'd recommend using a face product that contains salicylic acid instead."
03/12/2013: Sunnyapril from Santa Fe, Nm replies: "To Addy from Flowery Branch, GA, Does your sister use the anti-dandruff shampoo on her face for rosasea, or on her hair? Thanks."
Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Moles
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cotton Swab (Q-Tip)
- Emery Board
Abrade the mole lightly with an emery board or the like, and then soak a cotton swab in apple cider vinegar. Avoiding the healthy skin, apply the vinegar to the mole until it turns white. You can do this several times a day, but take it slowly at first. The mole will scab over a bit and eventually begin to flake off, though you may still need to continue treatment until the mole is completely gone.
[YEA] 02/10/2014: Jessica from Yorkville Illinois: "I just experimented on my face the apple cider vinegar technique. In the last couple years I have developed a lot of new moles and sun spots on my body. one has developed on my face . It actually looked like a freckle for the longest time before it started to raise. I put apple cider vinegar on it. I took gauze tape and cut a hole about the size of the mole and maybe a tiny bit smaller, (so the Apple Cider Vinegar would not damage my skin). Side note: did not think about this the first night and burned the skin around the mole but I started noticing it come off after the first application. After all of the mole was off, it looked as if maybe I had a big pimple that I had been picking at. It wasn't pretty or easy to cover with concealer. But I also believe it's all about the recovery.
Did some research, took a couple things from dr Christopher's website on skin healing and abrasions. It recommended the bone and tissue formula for healing the skin tissue as well as the bone and tissue salve. I didn't want to buy the salve online so I took some from the capsules, added it to a little olive oil and used that topically. I would leave that on for a couple hours, rinse it off, then put calendula gel on it for overnight. Every morning, I took a collagen supplement with a vitamin c. The area is almost healed and you would never have known there was a mole there. But like I said it's all about the recovery. It might seem like a lot but I was a little frightened after the first night and permanent scarring so I don't want to take any chances with it looking worse than before. FYI, went to the dermatologist and he said he would not be able to remove if and if he did the scarring would be worse than the mole, and also told me collagen supplements would be useless. I work in the natural health and food industry and I proved everything wrong that he had told me, not to mention saving a lot of money instead of going to a plastic surgeon. Hope this helps. Complete success on my end!!!"
12/24/2013: Ashley from Akron, Ohio : "I need help A.S.A.P. So this is my second day using avc and my mole is super black and the skin around it is really red. The mole flattened out and became black but hasn't scabbed over yet. Should I be patient for the scabbing over? because I haven't seen any yet! And I'm afraid to use more because of the burning around my mole! PLEASE HELP! I'm afraid I ruined my face :''''("Replies
12/24/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Ashley,
If it were me, I would try coconut oil or castor oil on the mole and surrounding skin. Either (or both) should be soothing to the skin that is burned. Both have been reported to work on moles, it appears to take longer than the ACV. You could continue the ACV if you want, but be sure to put coconut oil or something on the skin around the mole before using the vinegar, to protect it. You might read the posts under moles where people used castor or coconut oil.
If you use the coconut oil, do use the cold pressed extra virgin stuff that smells like coconut. I think other processing will take out the things in it that are helpful.
Let us know how it goes!
~Mama to Many~"
[YEA] 11/09/2013: Deborah from Northeast Ohio: "Had a pretty big, ugly mole on my neck all my life. Put ACV cottom ball on it for an hour while I watched law and order, picked off mole. it bled for about 15 minutes and looks perfect, fine no redness, or burned skin. I but a little bacitracin on it. I could not be happier"
11/01/2013: Vanessa from Los Angeles, Ca: "Hi everyone I recently saw a video of a woman removing a raised mole on her face using acv! I've been looking remove a mole on my bottom that's about 2 inches big and dark nasty looking I've been really insecure about this mole for 24 yrs!!! So I started the remedy on the 28th of October and now I'm on my 5th day and it really hurts and its red all around but it seems to be working the dark pigment seems to be falling off but today I put Vaseline on the mole since it was a bit irritated. Is that ok? Or should I put something esle?? help!"Replies
11/02/2013: Tropic from Australia replies: "I would not put vaseline on it as vaseline is made from petrolatum (petroleum jelly). Maybe put on some olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin e oil."
11/03/2013: Beth from Usa replies: "Hello!! I am in the same situation... I have/had a mole on my face and I started using ACV on it and it is completely flat and has shrunk tremendously, now I have had this scab on for two days and I keep applying the ACV on it and still burns but I am not sure if it's burning my skin or the scab?? Would you suggest putting vitamin E on it to heal or continue the ACV??"
[YEA] 11/04/2013: Vanessa from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Thank you so much I did put the vasaline on the mole and it did get much better! It's still a bit red around but not as bad! The Apple Cider Vinegar seems to be working it shrunk my mole! I've been letting it rest for a couple of days putting aloe vera gel & vasaline it seems to be healing the only part that I still have about half an inch left of the bottom layer im not sure if its going to scab off but today after work I'll be putting Apple Cider Vinegar again!! I really do love this remedy I cant belive I havent heard of it before!! So much better than spending alot at a doctors office!"
11/05/2013: Vanessa from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Hi everyone!! So I've been doing the Apple Cider Vinegar remedy for a week now and I had let it rest for 2 days or so. So yesturday I decided to apply the Apple Cider Vinegar again on my mole whitch had shrunk already by an inch but I still had the bottom layer left so last night I slept with it and today in the morning I up it on again for like 2 hours and now it's yellowish! ?!! Is that normal? I got a bit scared so I just put vasaline on it and covered it with a bandage does anyone experienced anything like this is so please give me some advice!!"
11/08/2013: Kathryn from Jupiter Fl replies: "Vanessa,
I am thrilled to hear about someone else using the ACV on a larger mole. Mine is about the size of a nickle, raised, and on by face by the hairline. I've had it forever and when I went to a dermatologist for removal, he said it was not cancerous, that he had to check all my skin since I have generations of skin cancer in the family, and then he said he wouldn't remove it. I needed to make a second appointment and pay cash since insurance would not cover the removal. Needless to say, I didn't go back. So, tonight I am trying the ACV. Was going to try the iodine until I read all the positive ACV results. Will let you know how it goes if I can find my way back to this site. :)"
11/11/2013: Vanessa from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "So it's been 2 weeks since I've been doing this remedy and Im happy to announce that it's gooonee! OMG I can't belive it that nasty looking mole on my bottom is gone!!! I've had it since birth and now we went our seperate ways for good! :) Im only left with a red patch but it's healing I've been using Tea Tree Oil to reduce the redness and from scaring! But I highly recommend this remedy if you dont want to burn a hole in your pocket I litterally spend $15 on the Apple Cider Vinegar vasaline cotton medical tape and the Tea Tree oil! I strongly recommend to put vasaline around the mole so the skin around it wont get irritated! Good Luck!! I love this site! :)"
10/30/2013: Vee from Texas: "I have small moles on various parts of my body and decided to get rid of them. I started with a small mole that I had on the side of my breast. I simply dipped a cotton ball in ACV and left it on the mole overnight with a band-aid. Sometime during the night the band-aid come off. I DID THIS ONLY ONCE-partially due to laziness... But over the next few days the mole get noticably smaller & darker-almost like a little scab. Then it just came off while I was in the shower. I have a very, very small scar that is currently healing in its place. I have lots of small moles on my face that I'm going to be cautious & try this on next, starting with one just under my neck. I'm a believer."
[YEA] 10/18/2013: Tasha from Uk: "Hey I have been using ACV on 2 moles on my face and today is day 5! I have been using a qtip and dipping it into ACV then putting it on my moles until it hurts. Now both the moles have scabed up and one is actually half coming off my face? I really want to pick it off but I know if I do it will scar what do you recommend and shall I continue using ACV or shall I let them heal up on there own now??"Replies
10/23/2013: Tasha from Uk replies: "**Mole UPDATE**
Hey guys its been just over a week now and both of the moles are now completly gone!!! I am actually shocked and amazed this has actually worked! So thank you guys!! I was scared at first as both the moles was on my face (one flat and one raised) I would say another week no1 would even know I even had any moles on my face!! (AMAZING!! )The flat mole was easier to come off and the raised one made the area around the mole very tender.
*TIP* As soon as the mole turns into a scab STOP USING THE ACV! Let them heal and fall off! And wash your face with clean water and avoid the face scrubs.
I am defo going to try this on more moles now!
I am in shock and know it 100% works!!! I can't wait to show all of my friends my moleless face!!
Thanks Earth Clinic X"
[WARNING!] 09/23/2013: Chris from London: "Well having read these apple cider vinegar for moles posts, I decided to take some moles off my back and face. The one on my back came off with no scar and completely removed the mole. The one on my face has left me with a large red scar the same size as the mole, it is ever so slightly raised and I have tried, coconut oil, silicone gel, and a few others to try and get rid of it, could anyone give me any advice on getting rid of it. I think we should be wary telling people the ACV way because it can scar, as I am living proof and I am a guy who is now having to wear makeup to save myself any discomfort :("Replies
09/23/2013: Skymama65 from Brattleboro, Vermont replies: "Scars are always red at first, then fade to pale. if you can't wait for the scar to heal, there are otc cream medications that work exceptionallly well."
09/25/2013: Toourlady89 from Ca replies: "Hi, another suggestion to use for scarring would be Emu Oil, it hastens wound healing and less scar formation. It makes bruises disappear, so it will do the same to fresh scars. It works well as it goes thru several layers of the skin. They use it as a carrier oil for other medications for deeper layer effect. Apply Emu Oil liberally as often as you want. It also works as moisturizer.."
11/08/2013: Kathryn from Jupiter, Fl replies: "Check out the pharmacy. They now make a gel-like dressing that is supposed to minimize scars. I think it has collegen or something in it and is supposed to be good for new scars.
Although this is difficult on your face, try to minimize sun exposure. Getting a sunburn on a scar or on the healing area can cause it to keloid, which is to raise and become hard. This happened to me about a year after I had some surgery where they removed skin from my arm. Thought it was all healed, sat out in the sun and got a tan, but the doner site burned and turned keloid on me.
You can also massage it with an oil to slowly, over time, break down the scaring, to make it flatter. About 50 years ago they recommended cocoa butter, but probably any oil will work.
The redness will be there for a while, but will eventually fade."
01/16/2014: Angela from London, Uk replies: "Hi Chris, has the scar disappeared? I used ACV on a mole on my face and have a horrible scar that's causing me more anxiety than the original mole. If so, what did you use?
I'm using aloe vera gel as the scar is a bit sore - looks like an open wound, and needs to heal over. I'm thinking of using turmeric powder mixed with yoghurt after it has healed. I have olive skin, and would appreciate any advice to make this scar go away.
[YEA] 09/21/2013: Kaeleigh from San Francisco, Ca: "I tried Apple Cider Vinegar on a fairly large mole I had on my chest and within about a week it was much reduced and two weeks later, it is completely gone! The dermatologist said it would leave a scar to remove. Absolutely no scar using the Apple Cider Vinegar and saved me tons of money. I didn't even use the good Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother because I just didn't happen to have any and it still worked. I don't know if it will come back so will just wait and see."
[NAY] 08/27/2013: Ntrstn from Prizren, Kosova: "Hi there, I'm treating my moles with Apple Cider Vinegar for 8 days now, and it won't work! I'm about to go crazy, tried 4 different acvs but my mole is simply stuck there. Not even a redness on my skin. I'm using 100% natural with 5% acidity avc. Am I doing something wrong?"
[YEA] 07/30/2013: Grant from Texas: "Apple Cider Vinegar for mole removal: So far it has been about 2 weeks and the mole has not returned and the Apple Cider Vinegar actually worked on a mole that I had right below my nose that was slightly raised. It took about 8 days to remove the whole thing due to the fact that after day 4 the mole came off but there was still a piece of it left so I continued treatment. To avoid burning of the skin I put pieces of bandaid all around the mole than roughed up the mole with a plastic toothpick and than slept with a cotton ball soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar overnight. So far after 2 weeks, the skin's just redder where the mole was which really cannot be avoided."
07/15/2013: Deb from Tampa, Fl United States: "I've had a mole forever and ever since I was 5 I've wanted it gone, 8 years later I discover a remedy with acv, and I'm ecstatic. I consulted with my mom and grandmother, and the agreed to the remedy, so now I started yesterday and today the mole is dark like everyone says it gets, it stings once in a while but thats okay. Its gotten flatter and I hope it will be gone before school starts. Thank you acv!!!!!! :)"Replies
07/17/2013: Acv Man from Trenton, Mi replies: "It works just keep putting a dab on it everyday till it turns black and then it will turn into a scab then after that its gone. But first you have to get the tip of the mole irritated and about to bleed and you can do it by rubbing with a pin or even your finger nail or what ever, but when you put the ACV on it should sting, if it does not sting then you didn't ruff up the mole to good, it has to sting to work and that tells you the ACV got inside of it."
07/13/2013: Rania from Etobicoke, Ontario: "Do you still put Apple Cider Vinegar on after it turns into hard and you cant feel it?"