Mole Removal Aftercare

Mole removal aftercare is extremely important if you want to avoid scarring, discoloration and other unpleasant effects that may occur following a mole removal procedure.  Even though scarring is likely to happen in the case of many mole removal procedures, in other cases, it’s basically inevitable.  You can however prevent or at least reduce scarring by following through adequate aftercare procedures.  Regardless of the mole removal procedure you just went through, there are a few guidelines that are available in most cases to accelerate the healing process and minimise post-procedure side effects:

  1. Mole Removal Aftercare – Keep the Mole Clean

If your mole removal procedures involved stitches, protect them with a clean bandage until they are removed.  If you don’t have stitches, you can clean the mole area with water or diluted hydrogen peroxide.  Do this twice a day and also apply a topical antibiotic prescribed by the doctor and a clean bandage.  It’s true that air may help the wound heal faster, yet skin damage can recover even better if you combine the effects of an antibiotic cream with that of proper bandaging.  After the wound heals, you can also apply topical vitamin E to prevent serious scarring.  If you apply vitamin E too soon, you may slow down the healing process and your scars may develop even worse.

  1. Mole Removal Aftercare -Maintain Proper Skin Hydration

When it comes to scarring, this unpleasant post-procedure side effect affects dry skin far worse than in the case of fully hydrated skin, therefore avoid dehydration by drinking lots of water and applying a thin layer of a light moisturiser to help the skin regenerate and protect it from allergens.

  1. Mole Removal Aftercare - Use Scar Healing Cream or Silicone Cream

A scar treatment cream is especially developed to prevent and treat scarring.  A common ingredient contained within these creams is onion extract and can help people reduce scarring after a mole removal procedure.  Silicone sheets or silicone cream can also be used to treat scarring, and their main advantage besides their efficiency is that they are also non-invasive compared with other cosmetic products.  The effect of silicone sheets is that a scar or a potential one will lose it un-aesthetic appearance as the beneficial silicones decrease the risk of excessive scar tissue.

  1. Mole Removal Aftercare - Massage the Area

In some cases, massage can prove to be a great idea as it improves the blood flow in the wound area and also in the surrounding skin tissue.  This can help people undergoing a mole removal procedure speed up the regeneration of skin cells and to reduce the threat of unpleasant scarring.

  1. Mole Removal Aftercare - Avoid Sun Exposure

Regardless of the mole removal procedure you went through, it is imperative you avoid sun exposure.  Whilst you can’t prevent yourself from not continuing your daily activities and going out in the sun, you can at least cover the area up and protect it with high SPF sunscreen.  This is crucial as part of any mole removal aftercare as the sunlight can damage the wound and also the newly developing skin tissue.

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