I am 47 and had a pencil eraser size mole on my cheek for over 20 years. It was a raised, flesh and red colored "bump". One MD said it would need to be "scooped out" and cause a scar. So I left it alone until my sister so graciously said " get that big ugly thing off your face, it makes you look old". AHHHH, I ran home and found this site. Well, I slice and diced this mole up and it bleed for a few minutes. I put the vaseline around it. Used a qtip and every hour or so applied the ACV. This got redundant, so I put a small piece of the qtip cotton in a bandaid and went to bed for 4 hrs. Thats when I woke up having a night mare that I would awaken to a burned out hole in my face. So, I discontinued treatment at 3 AM! This mole looked white and blistery. It had a red ring around it, on the skin that received a bit of a burn from the ACV. The next day it was blackened and I got very anxious that I screwed myself! I alternated from honey to 100% aloe gel on a bandaid. The bandaids I used were the ones that you can swim with and keeps it very much sealed. It even looks good on. After keeping it moist (moisture is best for healing!!! ) for 2 days the scab softened and the whole mole kept diminishing. 5 days later it is completely gone and flat to my face with only a red healing spot that is easily managed with coverup. During the last 3 days of healing, I was not anxious about any scaring. Whew! I applied iodine 3-4 times a day and that help it the rest of the way. I recommend this treatment. ONLY, DO it gradually- like 4hrs in one day and NOT NOT NOT over night. Remember: You must score up the mole. It isnt pretty for a few days. And, I was extremely anxious the first two days. I can see where it can burn and scar if you are too aggressive.
New Castle, Pa, Usa
New York, Ny
Last thursday I started applying cider vinegar (just normal cheap one from supermarket, it actually only says cider vinegar on the bottle) on my 2 raised and big moles on my face. First, I did what everyone said on this website, soak a piece of cotton wool and taped it on, but it wasn't very accurate and Apple Cider Vinegar dripped or wasn't perfectly placed on my mole. Even though I put vaseline all around my mole it still burned (not too bad, but very uncomfortable) SO since then I have just been using a cotton bud, soaking it in Apple Cider Vinegar and dabbing my moles and holding it on for about a minute or until my arm aches! (still with vaseline around my moles)as I am on my holidays this is very managable for me. I have being doing this a few times throughout each day. It is now Wednesday (6 days) and so far one mole is very sore, it has shrunk and is black and I think it's scabbing. I really do hope it falls off as others had said. The other mole is similar but hasn't made as much progress. Layers of the mole has come off in the shower though :) Around the mole the skin is pink and soft. I feel quite disheartened as it's on my face but perhaps I need to give it more time. I will update on any progress. ANY ADVICE FROM ANYONE? Should I keep adding Apple Cider Vinegar OR should I just leave it completely dry so it scabs?? Thank you in advance :-)
Tucson, Az, United States
I have just started the ACV treatment for a 'pencil eraser' sized mole on the side of my neck. I roughed up the surface quite a bit and started use, I only put the ACV on at night while I'm sleeping so I assume the process will be slower than others. I'm on day 4 and the hard dark scab is on the mole, but the very bottom edges are still soft (discolored but soft like the original mole) is there anything I can do?
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
After reading all the posts here, I also decided to try ACV with mother in it on my mole. I had a mole right beside my nose that became bigger in the last few years, it looked like a bump. At first I wasn't sure if ACV is good idea, I mean it is my face, but. . . For one week I used a part of cotton ball(swab was too small) and soaked in ACV, then pressed against the mole. No scratching or anything else. I did that three times daily(kept for ten minutes) for two days. Nothing happend. . . Well the color was a bit lighter, not very noticable. . Then on the third day I soaked the cotton ball in ACV, squeezed ACV out, so the cotton just felt wet, but looked almost dry. I again placed it on the top of the mole and kept it there firmly. It started to burn in the first two minutes, but I didn't remove it for about half an hour. . Well, I removed the cotton ball,and a black scub covered my mole. The next day I did the same, maybe for twenty minutes, and the day after that I decided to stop using ACV. Scub was very dry and fell of next morning. Five days, and mole was gone for good. As for scar, there is none. It was a tiny wound, then became a layer of dry skin, and now there is a pinkish spot only. My husband was quite sceptical and asked me if I know what I'm doing, but the day the scub fell off, he came back from work, and there was a loud: "I can't believe, it is gone!"
So, the same day I decided to remove a way bigger dark brown mole on the side of my neck, usually covered with my long hair. It is size of a raisin,quite big and raised. My father has the same kind almoust on the same spot. . . The thing is that the top of the mole was quite dry, I suspected, it was from hair coloring. The mole is just between my ear and the hair line. With this one I didn't squeeze out the ACV completely, I used it over night, four nights in a row, and that made my mole look vey wet and it started to break in small pieces. But just the previously dry part(top). Then on day six the rest of my mole became way bigger,looked scary for a bit. There was no burning. . . I remembered what I did with the first mole, I squeezed ACV completely out of the cotton, used the bandaid as before and kept it overnight. I did use some vaseline around the mole, but it was so big and raised, that there was no contact between the skin and the ACV cotton ball. There was burning and kind of painful to touch after few minutes,but my mole was a black scub next morning. So, in my case it helped to squeeze ACV out of cotton, it almost felt/looked dry before I used it on the mole. My second mole is now very dry scub that is barely attached to the skin. It is day nine now,and I think it will be gone tomorrow. So,now I want to thank everyone for sharing your experience,it did help me in a big way. I made right decision and two moles are gone in about two weeks!
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
New Castle, Pa, Usa
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
I stumbled across this web site quite accidentally. I had a pea sized mole on my right cheek which I had hated for years. I decided to try the ACV. For the first three days I used vaseline around the mole and left a small piece of cotton ball soaked in ACV on 24/7 secured with a bandaid. I changed it frequently throughout the day and before bed. Within 4 days the mole scabbed and on the fifth day it fell off. The skin around where the mole had been was a little red so I used an antibiotic cream and a bandaid overnight. This took the redness away. I can still feel some of the core of mole and there is a small part that is not completely gone. My plan is to now dab ACV on with a q-tip several times a day to get rid of the last bit of the mole. Thank you so much for this site. To be rid of this mole after all these years so simply and so inexpensively is wonderful.
Better But With Side Effects
I tried the apple cider vinegar method to remove a mole on my belly. I roughed up the mole and applied the ACV with a cotton ball taped into place with band-aids, twice a day for 2-3 weeks. The mole sort of dissolved away, but always left a red spot, not just normal skin. I didn't start using vaseline (later, virgin coconut oil) on it right away, though. Maybe that is the problem, because the red area has turned into a keloid scar that is not going away, though I have been applying pure vitamin E oil to it morning and evening. It has been a couple of months...any suggestions, please??!! Thanks to all who write with various issues. This is a phenomenal website!
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hunlock Creek , Pa
Johannesburg, S Africa
My girlfriend tried ACV on a cotton swab after scoring her 2 facial moles. They both left leaving craters in her face. She could handle the craters (because she knew they'd heal)but now the moles are coming back, which she's not too happy about. Especially since they already came back once before with a vengeance (getting bigger) after a failed attempt using H2O2.
i tried the acv on two moles i have on my back ive had for years since i was a child. one on the center of my back that is about the size of a pencil eraser and one slightly raised on the bottom of my back. I filed both moles with an emery board and dabbed with a qtip some apple cider vinegar on both everyday for about a week and kept them covered with band aids im on about day 5 now and the moles havnt really changed except the biggest one on the center which is really sore and gotten bigger im a little worried and unsure if i should carry on is this normal. Thanks to any replies
Wisconsin Rapids, Wi
San Diego, California
I have had a raised mole about the size of a lentil under the right corner of my mouth since birth. Never bothered me, though it grew slightly larger as I aged, and for the last few years I have thought about removing it -- but did not want to pay several hundred dollars to have it done by a doctor. Having seen a side view of it, while having my hair cut recently, I decided I was ready to say goodbye to it.
Natural home remedies are always my first line of defense, so when I went on the internet and came across all the positive results using ACV I laughed at how simple this could be.
I followed instructions roughing the skin up. I didn't have any unused sand-paper or emory boards -- so I used (LOL)a small piece if a cracker with a very rough surface. It did the trick, so I then applied the ACV with the tip of a cotton swab, dabbing for several minutes until it formed a hard black scab. I soaked a small piece of a cotton pad and covered the mole with it using some regular clear tape to secure it and slept with it.
The following day, I wasn't sure if I had roughed up the undersides of the mole(as it was raised)so I sterilized some cuticle scissors and scraped around the mole with the sharp tips -- again applying the ACV with a swab -- and again covering it with the soaked cotton pad.
Foolishly, I did not apply petroleum jelly to the surrounding skin, so the area became quite burned and inflamed. ACV is VERY strong, and I probably used too much, too soon -- so for the next few days I used only a little hydrogen peroxide to cleanse the area and vitamin E to heal the skin.
The mole had formed such a hard tight scab that I became doubtful it would come off. But I hung in there, and after a week it became loose enough to remove with a little prodding. There was still a trace of the mole underneath and since it was slightly raw I applied the ACV again with a swab.
There is a much smaller scab there, at present, I feel confident that the rest of the mole will come off, or at worst, will be greatly diminished. I will post back with the complete results.
Better But With Side Effects
Just wanted to let you know i had a BIG mole on one side of my waist, ugly and blackish... i have used a cotton meche soaked in ACV to keep it wet for about 5 days - changed the cotton every evening and morning. I did not scratch it with needles or anything. It stang a bit and it was kinda painful (more like uncomfortable). The 6th day when taking a bath, it peeled off! Left an ugly scar for the moment but i'll keep you posted on how it develops, as it's only yesterday that this happened! Good luck and thanks.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
i'm so happy i came across this website... i was planning to go to the doctor to have my mole removed, but then i found out that it was expensive. i wanted to get rid of my mole because it's becoming itchy, and i'm worried that it would become bigger. i've tried using olive oil for several days but nothing happened, then i planned to used VCO, but unexpectedly i came across your website and i read that ACV can be used to remove moles. i'm so happy that there is an unexpensive way to remove unwanted moles. i already applied apple cider on my mole. i know it will work... thank you very much. God bless...
Ok, so I decided to rid myself of a very unattractive mole on the left side of my face, on my hairline. I brought my trusty bottle of acv to work (yes, work...I'm not so inclined to slap a piece of duct tape on my face to secure a stinky piece of acv soaked cotton while trying to sleep). Sitting cautiously behind my computer, so as not to pique the curiosity of my co-workers, I soaked a q-tip in the acv and applied it directly to the mole. I then sat and read Earth Clinc posts for ten minutes or so (hope the IT staff were on break). I started this self-inflicted facial hooplah three days ago and only did it once a day and today...it's gone! Of course, it looked like I had a science experiment growing on the side of my face for a couple days! It enlarged and turned blood red on day one, as if it were going to put up a fight (puh-LEEZE) and then it scabbed up and turned black the following day. As I read it it's last rites, it simply fell off! I swear I heard it whisper "I'll beee baaack" but ain't NO MOLE strong enough to withstand the power of pure, undiluted acv!
PS. Should you choose to do this at work, be prepared to answer the repeatedly asked question: WHAT'S THE HECK IS THAT SMELL?????
New Castle, Pa, Usa
Manlius, New York, Onondaga
I have a question about ACV and Moles
I am trying the ACV treatment for moles. I have a few moles on my face and decided to try to get rid of them. I have put the ACV on a small piece of paper towel that has been folded so that it fits under one of those small square bandaids. Well, I left it on over night like I have read you are supposed to. I took off the bandaid in the morning to let the mole breath and such. I noticed it had bumped up a bit but I wasn't really concerned with it. Later in the evening I rubbed the area near it and brushed the mole. It popped and a clear liquid came out of it like a blister! Has anyone else had this happen?
Hi, I have a question for those who had tried Apple Cider Vinegar on a flat mole about the size of a pencil eraser. When i was young i really hated this mole on my face, and i scratched it, thinking that it would remove it permanently, because i didnt know much about moles. It used to be raised, but after being scratched it became raised, turned flat and got bigger/darker. The size of it used to be smaller, now became the size of a pencil eraser. I read some feedback on this website and learnt that flat moles tend to have roots that are deeper than raised moles, and tend to have a higher scarring chance. My question are: since my mole used to be raised, but since i scratched it, it turned flat does not mean it has a deeper root now? And will it leave a hole if i remove it with ACV? I really want to find more about this before i use ACV on it, since it's on my face. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance! And Thankyou to this website also; I've learnt so much here.
Apple Cider Vinegar and moles
Worked great! I was a bit skeptical but figured what did I have to lose except possible a mole?! There was a mole on my side that my son would always scratch while he nursed. It was such a pain to keep him from scratching it! So one night I decided to try the ACV. The mole was already scratched from my son so no scratching needed, I took a piece of paper towel (didnt have cotton balls or anything) folded it up, soaked it with ACV, got duct tape (didnt want the ACV to make the small bandaids I had fall off so figured I'd use duct tape)Taped the paper towel directly over the mole (no vaseline or anything on the surrounding skin)Did this for 4 nights, by night 3 it stung so I figured it was working pretty good, after the 4th night it was pretty black and scabbed so I figured it was good as gone so I discontinued the acv at night. Within a few days, it was dried and fell off! Small pinkish circle is all that is there now! YAY!
Working on a few others moles now, I am going to try hydrogen peroxide just to give a report on that if it works but ACV for sure works! If the mole is not scratched you definitely need more than 4 days of acv soak. I tried 4 days on another mole and only the top scabbed off and I'm sure its because it wasnt scratched so going to try a few more days on that one.
Orange City, Florida, USA