Home Mole Removal Guide


There are many different ways you could try to remove an unwanted mole, such as:

Natural Remedies:

* Apple Juice

* Baking Soda and Caster oil

* Onion Juice

* Dandelions

Over the counter Treatments:

* Herbal Treatments

* Mineral Salts

Cosmetic Surgery

* cut off surgically

* burnt off

* frozen off

* laser

However when it came to removing ugly moles/sun spots from my body I decided to use my own method of removal:

Burning off Moles with a Soldering iron:


* Soldering iron-Clean/Sterile, ensure it has a small tip as large tipped soldering irons may cause damage to surrounding skin.

* Alcohol wipes

I must however state that the moles/spots I chose to remove appeared ‘normal’ in that they were not irregular in shape or colour and what I considered to be risk free of being cancerous.

Obviously, anything that appeared odd I would leave and have it looked at by a specialist.

I must state again that I am in no way suggesting that anyone else do what I do, I am not a specialist in this field and would recommend seeing a specialist before treating anything on your skin.


For the initial removal I will post here I used an assistant as it was on my head, and I obviously needed help to remove blemishes from my head/back/back of legs etc.

-Ensure the soldering iron is clean by using cloth/tissue soaked in antiseptic, steel wool may even be used if the tip has some old residue built up on it.

If the iron was too dirty I would then consider replacing it with a new one.

-Switch on soldering iron allowing it to warm up.

Place it on a heat resistant surface when not in use, eg I use a plate or saucer.

On this occasion I chose to remove a mole from my head:

-Ensure plenty of antiseptic wipes on hand, don’t use tissue or toilet paper as some may be left on the wound.

-Wipe the area to be treated with an antiseptic wipe.

-Now all I was doing was removing the mole/ freckle/sun spot which is basically on the surface of the skin or just under the surface, so I did not have to go too deep.

-What I simply did was give a few light taps to the mole.

The mole or surface of the skin kind of melts/shrivels away with the heat.

-This was only very fast and light taps on the skin, just to transfer some heat into the skin, if I was to hold the iron on the skin too long it would become quite painful and I guess could do some significant damage and cause significant scarring.

-Usually after a few taps 3-5 I would simply give the skin a wipe with the alcohol wipes and usually the top layer of skin would come off and generally the mole with it.

If a mole was not removed after around 10 taps, I would simply leave it as I considered it too deep to remove.

I would then clean the area and leave it to heal over the next 1-2 weeks, ensuring to keep the area clean as it healed.

-What I discovered many times was that even if the mole was not removed and I considered it too deep, as the scab fell off the entire mole would be removed.

I believe the heating process kind of killed the mole or in fact the scab that formed ‘suffocated’ the mole and it would then be removed with the scab.

Ben Hughes


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