Mole Remedies

Iodine and the Scratching Method
Posted by Rina (Tx) on 06/09/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Iodine Tincture and Scratch Method

This method works for me 90% of the time. Occasionally I have to do it twice if the mole starts to come back. I do this with slightly raised and tiny flat moles on my face if they appear from sun exposure (yes, I wear sunscreen daily).

I scrape the mole with a new toothpick (not a needle) until it turns pink and I can see the top layer of skin is off (avoid the surrounding area, you only want to scratch the mole).

Then I apply iodine tincture (which stings very much) and apply it 2x daily until it scabs over (usually within 1-2 days). I leave the scab on for 2 days until I deem it ready enough to pull off without causing excessive pain or trauma to the skin. Even when it's scabbed over I apply the iodine 2x daily.

Once I deem it ready to peel off with ease, I pull it off and then apply the tincture again (which still hurts a lot). At this point the skin doesn't scab anymore and instead turns into a pink dot on my face. I continuously apply the tincture daily until the dot is near disappearing- then I stop. At which point the mole is gone and now the skin only has to heal. (Keep in mind, it doesn't look bad- just like a pink dot). 2-3 weeks after it heals I'll be able to tell whether or not it's gone for good. If it starts to come back (it will start to look like a darkening freckle) I repeat the process until it's gone for good. Most of the time it only takes 1 time, at most 2. I never repeat the cycle in the same month. Only every 2-3 if it comes back.

It WILL come back if you get a lot of sun exposure in the area so wear sunscreen and protect your skin. :)