Can I safely remove a mole at home with a home remedy or maybe something I can buy at the store?
Mole Removal at Home?
Doctor Answers (2)
I would not recommend anyone try to remove a mole on themselves. Please see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for an evaluation and discuss possible treatment options.
Are You Kidding Me?
I've been taking moles off for over thirty years, and could supply myself with a guaranteed sterile kit, yet I would not remove a mole from myself at home.
This should be done only in a physicians office, if it is a true mole. Under sterile conditions, with means to stop bleeding, ameliorate pain, back up if there is an emergency. This does not even mention the better cosmetic result. Plus, most pathology labs do not accept specimens from lay people and all specimens should be sent there to rule out serious problems.
The answer would be a qualified yes, if you are a physician However, asking about something purchased at a store implies strongly that you are not.
If cost is an issue, I would call local free clinics. In our area there are two. When I volunteered at these clinics, I had the option of exicising moles on the premises or referring the more complex cases to plastic surgeons who were gracious enough to excise them in there office.