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3 Tips For Recovering From Mole Removal

by Andy Hopkins

If you have had one or more moles removed, it is very important that you take care of the locations on your body where the moles were removed. Here are three tips for doing this. 

Change Bandages Regularly

After you have had your mole removed, your dermatologist is going to place some ointment on them, such as petroleum jelly, and will then cover them with a bandage. You will then be advised to repeat this process often, until your wounds are healed. Doing this helps the mole removal site to not only stay clean and infection free, but it also helps with things like bleeding and irritation. Simply put a small amount of ointment on a Q-tip, dab it onto the site where the mole was, and cover it up with a band-aid to ensure that the spot is protected and the ointment stays in place. 

Avoid Picking On The Scabs

As tempting as it may be to pick on the scab that forms where your mole once was, it is very important that you leave it alone. Picking the scab is not only going to cause it to bleed, but it could also make it potentially become infected because you are opening up a wound. This is going to lengthen the amount of time that it takes for the scab to heal and it can also cause your scarring to be much worse than it originally would've been. Instead, let the scabs completely heal, dry out, and fall of on their own in their natural time frame. This will create a much cleaner and more appealing scar for you, that will become less and less noticeable as time goes on. 

Don't Wear Fitted Clothing In The Mole Removal Area If Applicable 

If the mole that you had removed is located on an area of your body where your clothes generally touch, then it is important that you try and wear loose fitted clothing in these areas. For example, if you had a mole removed that is located on your bra line, then you are going to want to avoid tight bras, and instead go for a more loose bra. This helps to reduce the amount of rubbing and irritation caused to the site where the mole was removed, which in turn will also stop the site from bleeding unnecessarily.

For more information on removing moles, talk to a professional.