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Facial mole removal – How to Remove Mole on your Face Permanently

Having body insecurities is a huge burden for the majority of people, but having them on the face can be a source of shame and embarrassment for some.

But Do not worry because there are several facial mole removal techniques that can help you.

Skin imperfections such as moles should not be a source of embarrassment. 

Nevertheless, If they can be removed and treated it would be better for the visual appearance, increase self-confidence as well as the inner psyche and peace of mind a person need to have.

All that you have to do is follow the below explanations on how to remove moles on the face and you will be satisfied with the outcome.

What are Facial Moles?

The medical term for the mole is melanocytic nevus.

It is a skin growth which is sometimes small brown, red, purple, reddish or black colored but it can enlarge by time, increase in number as well.

It is mainly caused due to the growth of cells into clusters rather than spreading and circulating individually and can be flat or raised.

Read more: How to Remove a Flat Mole on face or body – Removal and Treatment

The majority of the human population have skin mole so it is not life-threatening however, in some cases it could be a real threat, this one’s will be stated in the article

They appear throughout the cycle of life on different areas of the body especially the face due to sun exposure.

These moles differ in type, shape, and size depending on several factors, which will be explained below.

What Causes Facial Moles?

Facial moles can be caused by several factors. They might be hereditary or external.

Mole on the face - before and after
Mole on the face – before and after
  • Genes

    Hereditary factors are the main cause moles, it helps these moles to spread all over the body with a considerable amount.

  • Skin Growths

    Skin abnormalities, hormonal disorders may cause the development of moles in general and facial ones specifically.
    In general, if the cells cluster and do not function in a proper manner, moles will develop on all over the body.

  • Sunlight

    The exposure to the sun is the most common reason that triggers the spread of moles. And since the face is the most exposed body part to the sun, moles tend to spread on the face area.

    Usually, such factor may lead the mole to evolve into melanoma (skin cancer[1]

  • Pregnancy

    Moles usually develop on the body of a pregnant woman’s body during the last months of her pregnancy and usually go away after she gives birth.

    This is mainly due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and should not be serious unless the shape of the moles is unusual. In this case, you need to check a dermatologist [2]

  • Puberty

    Teenagers develop facial moles due to the hormonal changes during their puberty. Thus their body goes through several changes [3]

    These moles can be permanent or disappear with time.

How to Remove Moles on the Face – Facial Mole

To remove face moles, many different ways are proposed, from home remedies and creams to surgery and laser.

Option1- Home Remedies to Remove Facial Moles

Removing moles from your face is a process that can be done at home. Using natural ingredients can help you treat your moles to a certain degree if not permanently.

  • Flax Seed and Honey

    Flax seed is a natural ingredient that helps soften the mole causing it to gradually fall off. Honey helps the process of scarring and nourishing the skin with its moisturizing benefits.

    1. Wash your face thoroughly.
    2. Put a spoon of flax seed and a spoon of honey into a bowl and mix them into a paste.
    3. Apply the paste on the mole area and cover it with medical tape.
    4. Leave the paste on your face for an hour then wash it off
    5. Repeat the process at least 3 times a day for a couple of weeks.
  • Dandelion Roots

    Dandelion is thought to have a lighting liquid inside the root. This liquid helps getting rid of the mole coloring, by releasing lighting substances into the skin.

    1. Squeeze the dandelion root until the liquid comes out.
    2. Apply the liquid on the mole area and leave it for 30 minutes.
    3. Wash your face and repeat the process once a day for a week.
  • Tea Tree Oil

    Tea tree oil is an ingredient that is used to treat several skin sensitivities. It has antibacterial and anti-rotting aspects that help clear and soften the skin.

    1. Cleanse the mole area using plain water and soap.
    2. Dip a cotton in the tea tree oil and put it on the area gently
    3. Apply the tea tree oil at least 3 times throughout the day.
  • Frankincense Oil

    Frankincense oil contains Phenols, Sesquiterpenes, and Monoterpenes which contributes tremendously in regulating hormonal circulation as well as cell productivity correction.

    1. Wash the mole area with water.
    2. Take a teaspoon of frankincense oil and 8 teaspoons of olive oil.
    3. Mix both oils into a small bowl and tap it on the area using your finger or cotton.
    4. Apply the liquid on your moles from 2 to 3 times a day until your moles disappear.
  • Garlic

    Garlic has the ability to reduce melanin production in the skin. Its enzymes help in the process of dissolving pigments that help moles grow larger.

    1. Peel off a clove of garlic and smash it into a small bowl.
    2. Apply it onto the mole area and cover it with a bandage.
    3. Leave it for 5 hours
    4. Take the bandage off and remove the garlic off your mole.
    5. Repeat the process 3 times every day until you start noticing the results.
    Be careful when applying garlic and onion as they contain acid that may damage your skin or irritates your eyes if you accidentally touch them.
  • Onion Juice

    Onion has the properties of an antibacterial remedy thanks to the acids it contains. The onion acids help in the process of fighting the mole growing elements to fade resulting the shrinking of the mole. Therefore allowing it to fall off eventually in a slow and a consistent manner.

    1. Cleanse the area very gently.
    2. Pat some of the onion juice on your mole gently, and let it soak into your skin.
    3. Apply the juice for few minutes until the juice is dried into the skin.
    4. Repeat the process from once to twice a day in order to avoid skin irritations.
  • Aloe Vera Gel

    Aloe Vera gel has the most effective healing and nourishing aspects that can contribute to developing a glowing and clear skin. It uses those aspects in order to smooth, discolor and remove your mole.

    1. Cut open a slice of an Aloe Vera leaf and extract the gel that comes out of it into a small cup.
    2. Wash the mole area and the area that surrounds it.
    3. Rub the gel on the targeted area gently and slowly until the skin starts to absorb it.
    4. Cover the area with gauze and leave it overnight in order.
    5. Repeat the process until the mole starts to stiffen and eventually fall off on its own.
    If you have a sensitive skin you should avoid using any home remedies that irritates your skin. Make sure to use moisturizers after applying home remedies to avoid irritations. Consult a doctor if you feel skin itchiness.

Option 2 – Facial Mole Removal Cream

facial mole removal cream
Facial mole removal cream

A lot of people who develop facial moles tend to use creams in order to treat their moles. They think it is easier and more effective to use medical creams.

Since choosing home remedies may take a long period of time to heal the mole. And going under the knife may be scary and expensive.

These creams contain natural elements that contribute to a healthy and smooth healing process. These creams work in 2 possible ways:

The first type of creams is whitening creams, which work on making the mole disappear by discoloring it until the dark color fades away along with the scar afterward.

The second type is peeling creams, which actually penetrates the moles and force it to fall off by time leaving a less visible scar. Adopting this type of treatment demands a constant care of the skin using moisturizers for any possible irritation of the healthy skin.

Use sunscreen when you go out in order to prevent sun exposure from affecting your mole and making it darken in color.

Option 3 – Facial Mole Removal Surgery

removal of face mole by surgery
removal of face mole by surgery

Removing moles surgically may be due to skin self-consciousness of people who are bothered by their moles affecting their appearance. Or it can be due to a dermatologist consultation if the mole is not a common one but rather dangerous or cancerous.

There are two ways to surgically remove a mole. Usually, a plastic surgeon can choose which one is the appropriate one to do based on the type, shape, deepness and the size of the mole.

  • Excision

    Your doctor will start by performing a local anesthesia on the mole area.

    After that,

    He will usually take a medical cutter in order to extract the mole from the very deep roots that lay under the skin.

    After finishing he will stitch the wound carefully and cover it to prevent any inflammation.

    This type of surgery is usually done if your doctor suspects any skin cancer probability caused by your mole [4].

  • Shaving

    The doctor, as usual, will start off by performing local anesthesia.Then take a medical razor and make cuts in order to remove the mole.

    While wiping the blood off with a sterilized medical cloth.

    The doctor will make sure to perform the surgery making sure to cause very tiny scarring as possible.

    After finishing he will make sure to stop the bleeding and apply some antibiotic over the wound before covering it up with a sterilized, bandage [5].

    See also: Bleeding Mole: Causes, Treatments, Prevention, and Pictures – Overview

Option 3 – Freezing

Dermatologists seek this solution for non-cancerous growths to make them peel off quickly especially in the face area.

Using this method typically involves liquid nitrogen.

The liquid has -200C temperature it helps freeze the mole cells and the area around it causing to swollen and form a blister replacing the actual mole. The swelling will go down gradually.

The doctor will make sure to cover the wound temporarily until the wound is closed up.

The blister will bleed from time to time which is natural during the healing process. Eventually, the blister will peel off and fall leaving the almost invisible scar on the area [6].

Option 4 – Laser treatment for facial moles

Facial mole removal by laser
Facial mole removal by laser

Laser treatment is usually done in order to treat flat rather than the raised mole.

The dermatologist will perform the procedure on the spot using local anesthesia.

After that,

He will use the laser to penetrate the mole tissues causing the pigmentation to loosen and dissolve.

Most of the times the mole area will be left with some colored scarring that will go away during the healing process. By the end the process the mole will automatically fall on its own.

Laser VS Surgery

Both laser and surgical options help to treat facial moles. The question here is to what extent one is better than the other?


The difference is pretty obvious but for most people, it is a great ordeal to what to choose.

Dermatologists and plastic surgeons will always put into your notice the difference between the two.

First of all laser treatments are surface procedures, meaning that the mole will be healed above the skin surface resulting in making the appearance of the mole appropriate.

The surgical option, on the other hand, penetrates the deep layer of the skin in order to extract the mole from the roots preventing it from reoccurring.

So basically you may choose each of the above options depending on the area and type of your mole, and do not worry your dermatologist will suggest the best procedure for you.

This video helps you to have an idea on how to get rid of a facial mole using the surgical option (we don’t promote any specific doctor. It’s just we thought that this particular video is of a high quality and very clear that is why we included it. We do not advise to seek help from any doctor before conducting your own research about him, his clinic and prices… ).

Facial Mole Removal Cost

The cost of facial mole removal is most of the times not covered by medical insurance. The removal expenses differ from a clinic to another and it is up to the patient to cover the full payment.

Typically dermatologists and plastic surgeons who perform such surgeries charge from 100 USD to 500 USD per a mole plus the fees of the consultation session prior the actual surgery.

The cost may vary depending on the size, shape, and seriousness of the mole, as well as the type of surgery or procedure the patient wants.

The more critical the mole is on the patient health the more expensive the removal process will be. Adding up the afterward services provided such as laboratory biopsy of the mole to find if it is cancerous or not the cost will increase.

Removing Facial Mole Scars

Scar After Mole Removal
Scar After Mole Removal

Getting rid of the actual mole needs more care in order to get rid of the scars left behind. Therefore a person may use natural whitening ingredients such as honey, aloe Vera, banana peel… applying some skin care creams may help with the scarring due to the chemical elements that help to renew skin cells, and healing the tissues.

Going on a healthy diet and avoiding the sun will help the skin heal without developing any skin irritation to know more check this guide Mole removal scar.


Facial moles as any type of moles should not be life-threatening. But if you raise any concerns about their nature you should immediately consult a dermatologist in order to figure out the proper manner to remove them.

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