Thursday, February 27, 2014
Using Tea Tree Oil To Remove Moles - Impossible?
Posted by Green Yatra at 4:24 PM
Maybe you have heard stories about using tea tree oil to remove skin moles, but does it really work?
Well the first thing to think about is "what is tea tree oil?
Tea tree oil is extracted from the Melaleuca Alternifolia plant, native to New South Wales, Australia. Originally discovered by the Bundjalung people (aboriginal Australians), who used it to treat wounds and infections.
Later scientific testing showed it have antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and it became standard issue for Australian soldiers in both world wars, being very effective at combating "trench foot"
In modern-day domestic use it is a very good general first aid treatment for, cuts, grazes and stings and is readily available in shops and online.
It has also been used very successfully for natural mole removal and with its antiseptic properties ensures the treated mole will not become infected.
Another one of the benefits of using Tea Tree Oil to remove a mole is cost, when compared to surgical or laser mole removal procedures and it can be carried out in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Applying the oil to a mole is simply a matter of dabbing it on with a cotton bud. As with all treatments it is advisable to test the oil on your skin to check for any allergic reactions, by applying to an area of skin and waiting twenty-four hours before proceeding. Very few people are adversely affected by this natural antiseptic, but it is best to check.
Tea Tree Oils is not to be used by pregnant or nursing women and anyone suffering from hormone sensitive cancers.
With regular application of the oil to the mole it will eventually start to react. If no changes are observed after a week or two, it may be necessary to open the mole slightly with a sterile needle and allow the oil to penetrate deeper.
In time the mole will begin to part from the surrounding skin and eventually drop off, leaving a slightly reddened area, but with no scarring. This will eventually fade to leave you with no mole and no sign if its previous existence. The area should be protected from exposure to UV rays from sunlight for a few days after the mole removal to allow it to acclimatize.
To summarize the benefits of using Tea Tree Oil for mole removal are:
- Low cost - a few dollars instead of hundreds of dollars
- Ease of application - can be done in your own bathroom
- Little risk of infection - the oil is a natural antiseptic
- Little risk of scarring - no surgery or stitches required